Summer Container

Client asked that I design planters  for either side of the entrance to her home that could stand up to the hot days of summer. She also likes dark colors, purples and blacks. I sourced black petunias which I think are super cool. 

Pool Deck Upgrade / Platform Deck

I love seeing designs come to life. Though our client had a concrete pool deck they wanted something to liven up the area. They were tired of the same look and in needed of something “different.”  The solution was to design and install a platform deck set-back into the corner to maximize space. We used composite decking with inset lighting. …

Serpentine Retaining Wall and Sunken Firepit

This was a super fun project to design and build. We took out a lot of dirt and rock. The challenge was to design and build a sunken backyard entertainment area for a small urban yard. We used all of the excavated dirt to build raised landscape beds on both sides of the yard. Used two tons of rock, 3 …

Getting Stone

I love finding just the right stone. Choosing the perfect size, color and texture to fit the designs and space is super important. I always visit multiple sources to see who has the best stones for the project. Attention to detail is part of my job and something that comes naturally to me, though may annoy my wife at times. …

Privacy Screen

On of my clients is a Master Gardener and has a fabulous container business here in St Louis. Her arrangements are spectacular. She asked if I would come up with a way for her to shield her potting and work area from her outdoor living area, where she also has a plunge pool.  The solutio was a custom horizontal cedar panel and rock path …

Forest Wood Platform Path

Rethinking what is a forest path I came up with the idea to use wood platform squares to lead you through the forest. Set at varying levels and not in a straight line it causes you to take a not-so-normal path through the woods. The netting you see around the young trees is to protect it from deer and other …

Outdoor Patio, Kitchen and Fireplace

Client’s backyard slopped fairly dramatically away from the home toward a drainage wash. Their backyard is narrow so not a lot of room to work with. They wanted an outdoor entertainment area and outdoor kitchen.  The solution? We installed a drainage pipe buried under the patio leading the rainwater directly to the drainage wash. This provided a way to capture …

Big-O-Ring Firepit

Interesting request to design and install a rather large ring fire pit set between three trees. Also, client didn’t want a traditional stone firepit. The property is an urban setting with the backyard slopping down toward the rear of the property. We still need to do a few finishing touches on the ring and install landscaping. The fir bowl is …