Over the course of the last 4 years, our client has slowly wanted to transform their gardens into a low maintenance, cottage garden-inspired backyard. The emphasis was to use Wisconsin native plants instead of your traditional perennials, as well as be thoughtful in regards to water management on site. This process involved re-working all the existing garden beds on site. We removed existing debris made sure all grades were pitched away from foundations and shovel cut all beds. After the installation of a mostly native plant palette, the beds were mulched with a mixed hardwood.
- Low maintenance
- All seasonal interest
- Use of ornamental grasses
- Native Plants
- Decorative boulders
- Decorative stone
- Pollinator friendly
In 2016 we installed a large rain garden to help with all the water runoff coming from their patio. This garden included the following:
Wisconsin granite boulders
Various sizes of Mississippi decorative stone
Northern Sea Oats
White wild indigo
Wild stonecrop sedum
Caesars brother iris
Old planting bed, stumps
Backyard view of proposed rain garden, remaining stumps from shrub removal. Project is located in Bayside, WI.
Boulders, decorative stone and plantings in rain garden
Rain garden has been graded out and decorative stone and boulders have been installed, time to finish getting plants in the ground. A mixed hardwood mulch is being spread. Project is located in Bayside, WI.
Rain garden, native plants, boulders and decorative stone
Rain garden is complete. All boulders and decorative stone have been installed. Stepper pathway allows you to access different areas of the yard, time for all the plants to mature and fill in. Project is located in Bayside, WI.
Rain garden panoramic view
Bayside WI Rain Garden Before
Bayside WI Rain Garden Before2
Bayside WI Rain Garden Native Plants Dry River Bed
Bayside WI Rain Garden Native Plants Fall Cleanup
Bayside WI Rain Garden Water Management Low Maintenance Solution