This East Medford backyard is getting a total makeover.
The orginal yard was sloped, and lumpy; the patio, smallish and somewhat unusable. Uruly and overgrown juniper was a fire hazard.
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First up, remove the juniper to to lessen the fire danger. Work has started on the enlarged back lower patio area. To manage the slope, the plan is to put in an 18″ high retaining wall – the perfect height for sitting – at the edge of the patio.
The design calls for stairs leading to a new upper patio sitting area to take advantage of the view of the Rogue Valley. Clear cedar 1″x6″ horizontal screens 8′ wide 6-7′ tall will help screen view of neighbors. Drip irrigation will be installed in all planting areas.
Work In Progress
As you can see, this is a work in progress and there’s more to do. Plans for side yard include leveling, adding a fenced in dog area. We’ll plant a couple of fruit trees along the fence and move the raspberries toward the front of the side yard.
Low voltage LED lighting to extend the hours of patio use into the evening. Cedar screening panels will help with privacy from the neighbor behind.
We’ll post an update when project get closer to completion.