Focal Point Landscape Design

  • Sidhu - Before landscape design
  • Sidhu - Before landscape design
  • Sidhu - Before landscape design
  • Sidhu - Before landscape design
  • Sidhu - Before landscape design
  • Sidhu - Before landscape design
  • Sidhu - Before landscape design

Sidhu - Before

Site

New Residential Home being built on a relatively flat acreage in Abbotsford, BC

Intention

To create a landscape to compliment the new home, lots of colour, four seasons of interest while remaining on the low-maintenance side.

Solution

Designed in 2013. The driveway shape, size and approach was all very important to decide first. We went through many concepts before deciding on the one that served all the family needs now and into the future. A large decorative fountain is designed on-centre to the driveway to act as a FocalPoint when driving into the property and when walking out the front door.

The pedestrian circulation route then branched from the driveway design to wrap around the East side of the home leading to the Sport court, around the rear of the home to the Outdoor entertainment Patio and Gazebo area, to the breezeway, around the west side of the home and lastly connecting into the overflow parking area.

All paving and plant bed lines are large curves or straight line for easiest mowing on a riding lawn mower for this size of property.

Tall narrow trees were used to line each side of the driveway to bring down the large scale of the home upon approach, adding the element of surprise. Plant beds filled with a mix of evergreen trees and large colourful shrubs border the residential portion of the property to separate from the business portion of the property. Foundation beds showcase colourful, smaller shrubs, trees and perennials as to not block the windows. A list of the following plants were used:

GLOSSY ABELIA
SEIRYU JAPANESE MAPLE
AUTUMN BRILLIANCE SERVICEBERRY
GUMPO WHITE AZALEA
MANDARIN LIGHTS AZALEA
WESTON'S INNOCENCE AZALEA
CHERRY BOMB JAPANESE BARBERRY
SUNSATION JAPANESE BARBERRY
GREEN VELVET BOXWOOD
FEATHER REED GRASS
ICE DANCE SEDGE
AZTEC PEARL MEXICAN MOCKORANGE
IVORY HALO DOGWOOD
DWARF PAMAS GRASS
RED MAJESTIC CORKSCREW HAZELNUT
ROYAL PURPLE SMOKEBUSH
BLACK DRAGON JAPANESE CEDAR
HAIR GRASS
SPRINGWOOD WHITE HEATHER
RUDY HAAG BURNING BUSH
MOONSHADOW EUONYMUS
FASTIGIATE PURPLE DAWYCK BEECH
WEEPING PURPLE BEECH
FIESTA FORSYTHIA
GOLD FLASH CREEPING BROOM
JAPANESE FOREST GRASS
STELLA DE ORO DAYLILY
OBSIDIAN CORAL BELLS
DIANA ROSE OF SHARON
ANNABELLE HYDRANGEA
JAPANESE HOLLY
JAPANESE BLOOD GRASS
LITTLE HENRY SWEETSPIRE
SILVER EDGE LAVENDER
RAINBOW LEUCOTHOE
PRIVET HONEYSUCKLE
ROYAL STAR MAGNOLIA
WHITE SPOT DAWN REDWOOD
MAIDEN GRASS
HAMELN FOUNTAIN GRASS
MANTEAU D'HERMINE MOCKORANGE
DIABOLO NINEBARK
VARIEGATED PIERIS
ABBOTSWOOD WHITE CINQUEFOIL
DAKOTA SUNSPOT CINQUEFOIL
PINK QUEEN POTENTILLA
LITTLE TWIST ORNAMENTAL CHERRY
OTTO LUYKEN LAUREL
MIKKELI RHODODENDRON
PJM RHODODENDRON
PURPLE GEM RHODODENDRON
WHITE FLOWERING CARPET ROSE
GOLDSTRUM CONEFLOWER
DAPPLED WILLOW
HIMALAYAN SWEET BOX
AUTUMN JOY STONECROP
SNOWMOUND SPIREA
MEXICAN FEATHER GRASS
SNOWCONE JAPANESE SNOWBELL
TINKERBELL LILAC
HICK'S YEW
SPRING GROVE RED CEDAR
DAVID VIBURNUM
JAPANESE SNOWBALL
GWENLLIAN VIBURNUM
MINOR BLACK WEIGELA
MY MONET WEIGELA

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