The front yard of this Ocean Park home was stripped of virtually everything including the driveway, walkway and almost all of the soil and plant material that had previously existed. Step by step the yard went through a total makeover including a new irrigation system, soil, sod and plant placement. In addition, a new exposed aggregate driveway with green stamped coloured concrete edging and a complimentary stamped coloured concrete walkway was also part of the project.
This house had so much potential but the yard was holding it back. There were virtually no formal flower beds other than the one under the large cedar tree at the right of the house. The grass was full of weeds and moss and it was very uneven throughout. In the beginning, the beds were formed, trees, shrubs and flowers were planted, irrigation was installed, composted soil was added to the beds and the lawn area. Finally, a new seeded lawn finished off the look.
This beautiful South Surrey home needed a landscaping facelift to improve upon the contractor grade landscaping that was originally installed when the house was new. The homeowners were actively involved in the initial “tear out” phase where overgrown plant material and poor soil was removed. Fabulous Flower Beds then proceeded to layout the new flower bed arrangement and we suggested plant material that would best compliment the architecture of the home. The homeowners assisted through much of the process including moving many wheelbarrows full of freshly composted organic soil. Their consistent participation in many aspects of the project helped them achieve an exceptional result at a price that was affordable. Fabulous Flower Beds directed the entire project and was particularly involved in the shaping of the flower beds horizontally and vertically, our specialty. We also sourced and planted the Japanese Maple, Boxwoods and various annuals on behalf of the client.
This attractive home in South Surrey had a number of landscaping issues that needed to be addressed. First, the soil was mostly a mixture of rock and clay and there was a large amount of construction waste that was buried when the home was initially constructed. Also, marginal plant material was used, as is often the case with any new housing development these days. After an initial consultation, the homeowners agreed to participate in the project by digging out and disposing of the poor soil, grass and plant material in order to reduce the total cost of the landscaping project. Next, we proceeded to rough in a new irrigation system that would not only take care of the new flower beds but also the hanging baskets as well. Finally, a rich mixture of soil was added and new plants were planted to finish off the look. The result is a home that now has significant street appeal and it will be easy to maintain because the new flower beds are self watering. In addition, the choice of plants will minimize future maintenance as well. Homes with small yards can usually be transformed easily and quickly for very little cost, particularly if the home owners are prepared to be actively involved in the project.
This attractive Langley, BC home had a lot going for it with all the mature conifer trees and wide open space but there was something missing. Fabulous Flower Beds created the new landscaping design which included new flower beds, a new irrigation system and a classic selection of shade loving shrubs, trees and annuals. In addition we removed an old cedar hedge and an old tree stump that was located near the deck. As well, we removed a few strategically selected tree limbs to open up the space for more sunlight and a more attractive appeal. The result is a low maintenance landscape design with exceptional appeal that will be relatively easy to maintain in the years to come.
There is something to be said for a landscape design that focuses on less instead of more. This attractive Ocean Park, South Surrey, BC home already had a reasonably attractive front garden bed, but over the years the plant material had become overgrown which was magnified in those areas where there was simply too much plant material for the size of the flower bed. Fabulous Flower Beds completed an extensive renovation of the front yard garden bed by removing and or relocating specific plants, trees and shrubs. In addition, we added a new Japanese Maple, positioned boulders to compliment the overall landscaping design, adjusted the irrigation system, widened and changed the shape of the lower front flower bed, exposed an existing attractive rock wall that had previously been covered up by overgrown plants and so on. A clean and classic area has been created that offers the homeowner outstanding street appeal in addition to a low maintenance landscaping solution compared to how things were in the beginning. Can you imagine the lower front flower bed in front of the rock wall now being planted with attractive annual flowers? It would be stunning. Stay tuned.
This upscale restaurant patio had empty patio planters that needed to be filled in time for the upcoming summer patio season. The basic structure of the patio itself was attractive but it simply lacked colour and contrast. We planted a selection of popular herbs such as mojito mint, thyme, oregano and basil in a few of the planters that were placed close to the patio furniture. The addition of herbs to a patio planter adds a wonderful aroma as guests enjoy the patio during the summer months. As well, planters on either side of the fireplace were planted with flowers to complement the existing hanging baskets and also the fireplace itself. Last but not least, a beautiful boxwood species was added to the remaining entry planters to add an element of formality to the look of the patio but to also help guide patrons into the patio as well as the restaurant.
In only (3) days, and with the homeowner’s involvement ( Option #1 ), this Ladner ( Delta ) rancher went through a major landscape design transformation. Prior to the involvement of Fabulous Flower Beds, the front and back yard was virtually free of any landscaping work other than grass. A very simple but elegant raised flower bed layout was chosen to soften all the concrete work around the home and then various plant material was selected to maximize curb appeal in a way that would complement the existing architecture. In addition, specific areas were incorporated into the landscape design so that the homeowner could add flowers, at their discretion, throughout the year. The result is a relatively low maintenance landscape installation that will look attractive for years to come.
This beautiful Pitt Meadows home was soon to be listed for sale. The home owners recognized the benefits of maximizing the curb appeal of their home prior to putting it on the market and therefore proceeded to hire Fabulous Flower Beds for their professional exterior home staging services. First, all the dead organic material and weeds were removed from the beds and the beds were reshaped for maximum street appeal. Sod was removed and composted soil was added to form an elevated platform for the plant material. Some of the existing shrubs were moved to a new location and other new shrubs were purchased and added to best compliment the surrounding environment. Finally, burgundy winter pansies were added to provide some long awaited colour in the middle of February.
The backyard of this South Surrey rancher had significant potential but was plagued by many years of neglect and it had many issues that began from when the house was new. The scope of this project was a total backyard makeover that consisted of removing up to 2 feet of poor clay soil, regrading away from the house, installing a french drain and concrete sump and connecting the eavestroughs to the concrete sump. In addition, Fabulous Flower Beds oversaw the installaion of a new exposed aggregate patio and sidewalk, a new 6 foot tall fence plus a Rainbird irrigation system with drippers for hanging baskets. In total, over 90 yards of new composted garden blend and turf blend soil laid the foundation for a beautifully sculpted flower bed area and a fabulous sodded lawn. The homeowners have decided to wait until the following spring to purchase the best plant material available to complete the backyard makeover.
This White Rock Home is located on a busy street and it lacked privacy. A new 6 foot cedar hedge, installed by Fabulous Flower Beds, has allowed the home owner to gain both privacy and sound suppression which has helped to insulate them from the constant traffic noise.
To increase access on the North side of the South Surrey home, an exposed aggregate concrete walkway and new cedar fence with gate was installed. Additional plants will be added in the future to finish off the look.
This South Surrey rancher had older and outdated flower beds that needed some work. In this case, the homeowner were willing to participate in the tear out phase of the project in addition to various other aspects of the work to help keep the overall landscaping project cost as low as possible. Fabulous Flower Beds worked with the homeowners as a landscaping coach in this regard. You will notice from the pictures that a new and much larger flower bed design was created to compliment the architectural lines of their home. In addition, a new irrigation system was installed along with a concrete sump system to help keep the rainwater from their downspouts from eroding the newly formed flower beds. New flower bed soil was added to finish off the look. A new feature tree along with various plants and flowers will soon be added to help improve curb appeal. Stay tuned.
The side yard of this well manicured South Surrey home was in transition. It needed a few adjustments so the area as a whole didn’t detract from the other more attractive areas of the yard. A new fence and gate was recently installed and now was the time to take the area to the next level. It became clear that the overall flower bed design would need to solve a few issues all at the same time. First, the stand alone tree near the street had a larger than normal square bedding area ( instead of round ) formed around the tree trunk and it looked out of place and unbalanced. Second, there was no real separation between the clients’ yard and their neighbours’ yard. Third, the existing flower beds didn’t have clean lines or a natural flow, ie they were mostly square and broken up along the side of the house and along the fence. Fourth, there was little privacy for the front door entry area on what is a relatively busy street. Fifth, it was unclear for guests approaching the house whether they should walk across the grass and walk up the steps at the front of the entry or whether they should travel to the driveway and access the side steps of the concrete pad from the walkway to the left of the front door. The “after” picture shown here is just the first phase of the project where the bed size, shape and definition has been completed along with the addition of a beautiful Japanese Maple and some natural stone retaining rocks that surround the base of the existing tree located near the street. Stay tuned for further updates.