A Midsummer Night's Dream in Mechanicsville

Mechanicsville, VA

Project Synopsis

This wonderful Mechanicsville backyard is the perfect illustration of how a tight space offers a wonderful opportunity for creativity. Despite the backyard's limiting layout and close proximity to neighbors, our design team worked with the homeowner to create a two-room space that is both comfortable and private. To embrace the natural, woodland setting bordering the property, the goal was to create a textured space full of lush foliage and a mixed material hardscape. The landing and patio areas are composed of BLU 60 slabs with a two-course Villagio border (both products from Techo-Bloc). For added contrast, the patios are connected with irregular bluestone and the landscape includes a stacked stone planter. To create privacy along the property line, 3 custom wood screens were constructed; scented jasmine vines are growing on the screens' trellises for increased ambiance. Additionally, to improve flow with the existing deck, we redesigned and built the stairs with an open concept to make it easier to move throughout the space. This added stair space also provides more room for the homeowner's vegetable container garden.

Textured outdoor living space with paver patio, natural stone wall, and landscaping
Paver patio with deck and landscaping
Outdoor dining on paver patio
Natural stone stacked stone wall with landscaping
Stacked stone wall with landscaping
Deck with container gardening and wide steps leading to paver patio
Wide deck steps with container gardening
Paver patio with wood lattice privacy screens
Paver patio with wood trellis privacy screen
Paver patio with wood trellis privacy screens
Paver patio with outdoor dining landscaping and string lights
Paver patio with outdoor dining table
Paver patio with wood trellis privacy screens and string bistro lights
Paver patio with wood trellis privacy screens and string bistro lights
Paver patio with wood trellis privacy screens and string bistro lights

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Landscape Plants That Create Stunning Bouquets

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A Guide to Vegetable Container Gardening

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In this article, we provide a step-by-step guide to growing a successful vegetable container garden.

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