Corner Property Needed Privacy

This garden needed privacy and security for the homeowners’ young children who enjoy playing ball in the front yard. Headlights often shine into the home as it is situated on a 3-way corner. A simple 3 foot wall offered privacy and defined the space without isolating the home from the neighborhood. The owners also wanted much more structural form and interest in their planting. This garden now has year-round color and lots of seasonal interest. The back garden is darker and beautiful sunny gravel patio was added to the side of the front porch which they use regularly.

Before work began, view from the street.
Before work began, view from the northeast property corner.
Removal of sod and preparation for wall installation.
Forming footings for wall installation.
Cement delivered and pumping!
Pouring footings. This wall was on the edge of a slope and needed good sized footings for permanent stability.
Building the block concrete wall.
Filling block wall with cement.
Custom gates designed, built and painted.
Painted wall with new planting.
Metal edging defines walkways, gravel laid between stepping stones already in place-improves the look and accessibility.
Front lawn and garden with remaining sod.
New wall and planting, 7 months later.
Olive trees add strong entry effect.