Thrilled to share that Abundant Design is a Best of Houzz 2023 winner!
We’re so proud of all the team has accomplished and honored to be recognized for the hard work we put in on behalf of our clients.
Not many projects bring in so many elements onto one property. This was an ambitious project and one that checks a lot of boxes by integrating stormwater management and permaculture guilds with traditional landscaping elements!
Permaculture design provides a wonderful toolbox to integrate all of these elements into one cohesive design.
Part 2 of this project summary will focus on the productive parts of the backyard.
From the deck you can see many of the elements in the backyard-
|Overlooking this new productive and relaxing backyard space
The site had a very challenging slope that was difficult and dangerous to mow, with poor soil quality, erosion and soggy areas. We finished this amazing residential project last season.
|Enhanced rain garden and dry stream bed.
This water feature is a feast for all the senses and could provide a drink for pollinators and beneficial insects like dragonflies. The surrounding prairie planting provides habitat and attracts pollinating insects necessary for fruit and vegetable production.
|Constructing the herb spiral-
also high on the customer wish list
|Herb spiral with historical salvaged bricks, rain garden
overflow stream in the background.
|Looking across the raised keyhole garden beds
as the sod was being finished. With the amount of
earth sculpting, sod was needed for the small lawn.
|Before - Garden space
|Keyhole garden beds with composter behind.
A rain barrel is on a stand behind the stairs.
|Native pollinator beds were already established, we just added the
planting space on the hardest to mow areas - between the tree guilds.
|Apple guild view from below
|Apple guild, view from the deck -
you can just see the compost bins and garden at the bottom
Now for the understory plants to fill in! I'm really looking forward to revisiting this yard as it develops.