glen ellyn landscaping project

Case Study: Glen Ellyn Landscaping Project

This landscaping project required careful attention to detail and consideration with regard to the site and home under renovation. The home has a flat roof and open floor plan with a mid-century modern architectural style.

Landscaping Challenges

  • Working with severe grade or topography.
  • Limited space and heavily wooded site, which posed equipment some challenges.
  • House was not built to current codes, and the foundation was not frost protected.
  • Yard was terraced with aging flagstone and cobblestone walls that needed to be replaced.
  • Necessary to regrade yard which meant hauling out. Took out dirt and debris to regrade.
  • Landscape design solution that compliments the mid century modern architecture.

Retaining Wall and Landscaping Solution

  • Consistent customer communication and interaction throughout design process with multiple options presented for design elements.
  • Use face panels made with EnduraColor concrete finish that would be long lasting and hold vibrant color.
  • Keep everything modular with face panels in order to carry over the architectural style.
  • Use simplistic, traditional design criteria.
  • Incorporate shrubs such as boxwood, hydrangea, and roses as well as ornamental grasses and perennials complimentary to the home’s simplified mid-century modern architectural style.

Landscaping Materials Used

  • UniLock Products: U-CARA Wall System
  • Locally grown shrubs and perennials
  • Drainage system
  • Grass seed rather than sod

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