From Drab to Fab
Don’t settle for what you have; rather, create what you want! This Wakarusa, KS homeowner had an old, overgrown area on the side of their home that they considered an eyesore. We worked with them to find a solution that completely revamped the area into something clean and contemporary! These walls were built with Versa-Lok Standard, Smokey Hills tan.
Your home is one of the largest financial investments you’ll make, so when it comes to the landscape surrounding it, don’t just settle for what you’re given. When this home was constructed, the builders incorporated some beautiful limestone retaining walls, and these homeowners wanted to soften up those edges with plants that offered seasonal interest. Redefining the space really changed the look and feel of this home, and as the plants grow, they’ll add color, texture, and sound to this lovely Topeka home.
A Safe Place To Play
Landscaping projects don’t just benefit the adults, the littles can appreciate them too! These Topekans loved having a place for their kids to play in their own backyard, but they were worried that the retaining wall created a cliff-like situation that was hard to see, making it a potential hazard. To help define the space better, we incorporated landscape beds adjacent to the retaining wall, and we also created a pathway leading fro the back deck to the playground equiptment. Add a little mulch to soften those inevitable tumbles, and *boom* – everybody is happy!
There comes a point in time where all landscapes need renovating to stay in great shape. This homeowner wanted to clean things up around the outside of their home, starting with the front entryway. We replaced the original limestone wall with tumbled Versa-Lok, added natural stone steps, and framed the newly sodded yard with black aluminum fencing. Not pictured here is a beautiful Dublin cobble walkway leading to the front door.
Soften The Edges
It’s really amazing how landscape beds and strategically placed plants can transform a yard. These Topeka homeowners loved their deck, but felt like their front yard looked too plain. Our team was able to incorporate several different kinds of plants that are well-suited to this environment and that will grow to provide a bit more privacy and a whole lot of natural beauty.
Ready, Set, Relax
When this Topeka homeowner looked out at her backyard, she wanted more – more beauty, more joyfulness, more relaxation. Our team was able to deliver by creating a more vibrant, open space through thoughtful design, natural stone, and plantings. The mortared limestone column bases balance the limestone retaining wall, and the concrete-slab patio was replaced with beautiful Lafitt Rustic Slab pavers. The hydrangeas and golden mop false cypress appeal to the senses by offering bright pops of color while the native grasses offer soothing sounds as wind passes through them.
The Blank Slate
For those of you who are building a new house or purchasing one that has just recently been built, the structure itself tends to be pristine while the landscape is often left lacking. Of course, this is to be expected when you consider all the construction that went into the crafting of your new place. That means you get to start from scratch with a lovely blank slate! We were able to make this new house feel more like home by installing a lawn, limestone retaining wall, and incorporating plantings that will provide seasonal color.
Your Own Personal Refuge
Before calling Topeka Landscape, the backyard of this home consisted of a concrete-slab patio and a large lot of really great grass. The homeowners were longing to create a more functional space in their backyard, so we collaborated on creating a space that would allow them just that! The end result? An elegant Providence paver patio lined with a mixed-use retaining wall and plants that offer seasonal color. The beautiful Bordeaux fireplace provides the perfect setting for a relaxing evening with friends and family, and the custom-built pergola offers refuge on hot summer days.
The entryway to your home is arguably one of the most important elements to focus on when designing your landscape. This Osage City homeowner had recently moved her house to a new location and needed to add some landscaping to make it feel like home again. Rock edging defined the custom-built walkway and landscape beds were created to house new plantings. A variety of different plants and rock will provide seasonal interest through both color and texture.
Less Shabby, More Chic
Chances are we can all relate to this kind of project. At one point or another, everyone has had an area on their property that has just become unsightly. It’s usually tucked off in a corner somewhere, making a great home for weeds and other random things that end up in the yard. Our team was able to help this homeowner by replacing unsightly weeds with beautiful, low-maintenance additions like rock and a holy boulder. We also revamped the path from the patio to the stairs and incorporated a few plantings to spice things up a bit.
The original landscape and deck at this home was done in 1997 and now, 20 years later, a new landscape is born! Tumble-cut limestone walls line an expansive patio made of tri-colored concrete pavers. The custom built limestone planters create space for colorful annuals and herbs. The fire pit and outdoor kitchen are perfect for entertaining guests or just for being able to enjoy time alone in your own personal slice of the great outdoors.