Transforming the yard
When the Tanseys moved in several years ago, their historic home came with old problems – namely a leaky basement. Fixing the problem meant digging up established trees, shrubs and flowerbeds and ripping out the patio to excavate 8-feet-deep around three sides of the house.
To restore their landscaping and transform the family’s yard from a construction zone to a tranquil outdoor refuge, Hively Landscapes got to work.
The team installed three patios and a sidewalk using flagstone and brick, built a pond and a natural-looking creek for drainage off one of the patios, planted a grove of trees to create shade, and planted a mix of evergreen, shrubs, perennials and groundcovers with seasonal interest.
“We wanted a space where we could just step outside and enjoy it,” Jenn says. “That’s exactly what we have here.”