South Seattle Backyard Makeover | Urban Oasis Design & Construction LLC
 

South Seattle Backyard Makeover

South Seattle Backyard Makeover

This yard was originally dominated by an old, outdated swimming pool. The Phase One objective of the redesign was to create a park-like setting for this young family to enjoy. The concrete pool and deck were removed and in their place a spacious lawn, play area and border planting were created. Achieving the right balance of planting space and lawn was critical. A new fence surrounds the space and plantings were designed to frame (not obscure) the views out to Lake Washington and Mount Rainier.
A small bluestone patio creates a vantage from which the adults and their guests can watch the kids play. Vegetable gardens and plants with edible fruit were worked into the overall design. A large concrete wall was successfully softened by a composition of containers with jasmine and calla lilies. Phase 2 will include an updated upper level patio with views out over the lake and beyond.