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This Ijamsville, MD Landscape Was Years In The Making

Sometimes we need to rip out an old landscape in order to plant a new one, and sometimes we are presented with a blank canvas. In this case, we had a blank canvas that was filled in over several years. This Ijamsville, MD landscape came out spectacular.

Built on fill dirt on a slope, this property presented many challenges. Among them were drainage problems and a steep drop off in the rear yard.

In the front yard, plantings were created to give the landscape some flow and interest.

A Japanese Maple, Crape Myrtle, Astilbe and Kousa Dogwood provide a rotation of color all year. A curving, brick paver walkway replaced a straight flagstone walkway to make the entrance more inviting.

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Front Yard Before and After

On the left and right sides of the property, an elaborate drainage system was installed to direct and capture surface water. River gravel was used to help prevent erosion and stone steppers were installed to help people get down the slope.

In the rear yard, a small flagstone patio was created for enjoying time with friends. Border plantings were installed along the top edge of the drop off to give a sense of safety and space. Plantings were also used to help frame a small lawn area. The plant palette always has something of interest to offer; Cherry Laurels, Nandinas, Spireas and Knockout Roses provide a great foundation.

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Bark Yard Before and After

The landscape has matured extremely well over the years and continues to be improved to this day. The owners have a keen eye as to what will continue to make their gardens special, and Allentuck Landscaping Co. is happy to deliver.

You can see more photographs of this project here: Flickr


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