Reuse + Native = New Backyard

This homeowner had a backyard that had several issues they wanted to be resolved. The issues included lack of privacy, flooding, lack of visual interest and wanted a more usable space. The solution included reusing the existing decorative gravel in the backyard for a dry creek bed that includes a wood bridge to cross over to direct the stormwater.  A new brick pathway that connects the detached garage and patio area reused the existing bricks that were buried on site. A new wood fence provides the privacy and a new flatten gravel area with a structural grid underneath allows the homeowner to expand their patio space. The next phase will include native plantings.