Guelph- South End: Mega- Flagstone Steps & Dry River Bed

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Mega Flagstone Steps facilitate easy access for lawn maintenance equipment and create an inviting entry to the backyard space

Mega Flagstone Steps facilitate easy access for lawn maintenance equipment and create an inviting entry to the backyard

Despite the heat wave, Nature’s Palette crews are completing landscape and construction projects all over the GTA. A recently completed project in the south end of Guelph is pictured. This poorly graded backyard slope was converted into a natural stone step entrance feature from the side walkway to backyard. The newly constructed mega-flag stone steps generate a sense of entry and facilitate a gradual incline for lawn maintenance equipment.

With increased urbanization and closely constructed homes, neighbourhoods require a re-defined sense of place. Re-establishing a sense of identity on a smaller scale is what we accomplished at this site specifically. The mediums used at the back of the property (not featured),  generate a proper drainage pathway that mimics a natural dry river bed. The natural stone steps and accent rocks soften the surrounding fence line and complement the existing plant material on site. Design allows us to re-invent the urban landscape; sometimes in effort to return it to its natural aesthetics. Thank you to the crew leader Aaron and his crew members Charles and Giancarlo for their attention to detail and admirable work ethic. Photos were provided by a very grateful client!

Before Nature's Palette- The poorly graded slope made for improper drainage and difficult access

Before Nature’s Palette- The poorly graded slope made for improper drainage and difficult access

The crew (from left) Charles, Aaron and Giancarlo

The crew (from left) Charles, Aaron and Giancarlo

 

 

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