Equipped with a large open space, the owners wanted a stunning garden getaway with a water feature and deer-resistant plants. They also had a practical request: find a clever way to cover septic field lids. We met both desires, including a waterfall next to a new slate patio encompassed with specially sourced, softly rounded boulders and a strategically built cedar deck with custom lids for access.
To create the water feature, we handpicked boulders with just the right size and natural shape and installed lights in the pond to create greater ambience. Water flows through an antique grate installed on the rocks.
To soften the lines of the deck and to connect it to the rest of the garden, we added a large pot with an Agave in it, which is carefully protected in place through winter. Finally, to create a natural look, we created a stepping stone path that traverses the bottom corner of the deck and an island bed with boulders integrated into the build of the deck.