Dutcher Residence – Dallas, TX:
This sprawling ranch house in a quite Dallas neighborhood needed improvements to its curb appeal. The front of the house is blessed with existing large Live Oak trees which provide plenty of cooling shade to the house all afternoon long. The heavy shade however, requires the use of a plant palate suitable to such light conditions. Japanese Maple and tree form Yaupon Holly not only add color, but serve the role of scale element bridging the gap between the towering Oaks, and the ground plane plantings beneath. The shrub and groundcover palate in the front includes dwarf spreading Yew, Hydrangeas, Encore Azaleas, Pittosporum, Holly Fern, and dwarf Mondo grass to name a few. Additional color plantings have been added which provides deep red, pink, and white colors to the planting scheme including Caladiums and Begonias.
Scapes removed the existing concrete walkway and created a curvilinear flagstone path out of Pennsylvania Blue flagstone providing an elegant pedestrian approach up the front door. There were some existing drainage issues that were solved with improvements in the grading and drainage in the yard. A series of small catch basins run along a swale which is lined with river rock to add an aesthetic touch to an improvement which is otherwise strictly utilitarian in design.
We couldn’t be happier with the landscape design, and landscaping work that has been completed in the front of our home. After researching “landscaping in Dallas” and interviewing 2 other firms, we settled on Scapes, Incorporated. They are competent, and effective managers of their work and those who carry out the plans on the job site. We could have chosen a different landscaping company, but when considering the finished work, it is clear to us that choosing Scapes, Incorporated was the proper decision
Services Provided in This Project:
- Landscape Design
- Landscape Construction
- Stone Paving
- Low Maintenance Plants
- Shade Tolerant Plants
- Irrigation adjustments and repair
- Drainage Improvements
- Tree Pruning
If you would like to make your dream come true for your home, please call 469-248-7348 or fill out the contact form on the left.