This xero lot line home with a very small backyard, approximately 12' in depth was a blank slate with drainage issues when we began. Our customers loved the look of different types of stones and to help make the area stand out, we used the boulders (faux feather rock) as in the photo above to help us create elevations to make the area more appealing than a flat slate landscape. The use of an Old Man Palm in the center elevated area with the use of Mexican Beach Pebble below and a colorful mixture of plantings helped us to create a centerpiece in an area which had no stand out features to it before. Black (black, grey slate stone was used with black paver steps to lead through the garden. White Polar stone was used as an accent as well to add contrast at points along the path.

This xero lot line home with a very small backyard, approximately 12′ in depth was a blank slate with drainage issues when we began.
Our customers loved the look of different types of stones and to help make the area stand out, we used the boulders (faux feather rock) as in the photo above to help us create elevations to make the area more appealing than a flat slate landscape.
The use of an Old Man Palm in the center elevated area with the use of Mexican Beach Pebble below and a colorful mixture of plantings helped us to create a centerpiece in an area which had no stand out features to it before.
Black (black, grey slate stone was used with black paver steps to lead through the garden. White Polar stone was used as an accent as well to add contrast at points along the path.

Rockscape garden with new landscape

Rockscape garden with new landscape

This photo shows the beginning prep work in dealing with the damp drainage problem before the new landscape and rockscape garden in this Boynton beach project was installed. The lawn in the back had to be removed and re-graded by hand to help the water direct towards the back property swale instead of standing in place. To deal with the drainage issue, re-grading of the soil level was done, connections with underground drainage piping were made off of the home's gutter downspouts and run into in ground exit point drains by the back swale. In addition, in this photo, a French drain was added to the most troublesome areas to help collect surface water as well. A good portion of the soil excavated from the French drain worked into the design of elevating the bed areas as seen in the finished photos.

This photo shows the beginning prep work in dealing with the damp drainage problem before the new landscape and rockscape garden in this Boynton beach project was installed.
The lawn in the back had to be removed and re-graded by hand to help the water direct towards the back property swale instead of standing in place.
To deal with the drainage issue, re-grading of the soil level was done, connections with underground drainage piping were made off of the home’s gutter downspouts and run into in ground exit point drains by the back swale.
In addition, in this photo, a French drain was added to the most troublesome areas to help collect surface water as well.
A good portion of the soil excavated from the French drain worked into the design of elevating the bed areas as seen in the finished photos.

In this photo, a French drain is being first dug out. As the photo shows, the drainage problem was bad enough as they started digging, the came into pockets of water in the ground. This project was performed during our dry season in January and there was still pockets of water just below the damp surface. What contributed to the problem at this residence was that the grade level could have been pitched better toward the property easements originally by the builder. But that alone would not have solved the problem at this residence. Poor draining soil that was not pourous was a good portion of the problem. What made the situation worse is that the HOA controlled irrigation was regularly coming on every day, which was too much for the soil in the neighborhood to handle.

In this photo, a French drain is being first dug out.
As the photo shows, the drainage problem was bad enough as they started digging, they came into pockets of water in the ground.
This project was performed during our dry season in January and there was still pockets of water just below the damp surface.
What contributed to the problem at this residence was that the grade level could have been pitched better toward the property easements originally by the builder. But that alone would not have solved the problem at this residence.
Poor draining soil that was not pourous was a good portion of the problem. What made the situation worse is that the HOA controlled irrigation was regularly coming on every day, which was too much for the soil in the neighborhood to handle.

The photo here shows the shaping of the elevations and character of the beds being set before the full planting and rock work

The photo here shows the shaping of the elevations and character of the beds being set before the full planting and rock work

This photo shows the rock and step stone pathway which meandered through the garden from one side screen door to the other off of the rear patio. In the photo, by the house column at the bottom, you can see the attachment that was made to the gutter downspout to help re-direct the water coming off the roof below the garden through piping. The exit point of the drainage piping was behind the landscape at the rear of the property by the community easement. A Bottle palm, California Alacacia and Verigated Ginger adorn the view.

This photo shows the rock and step stone pathway which meandered through the garden from one side screen door to the other off of the rear patio.
In the photo, by the house column at the bottom, you can see the attachment that was made to the gutter downspout to help re-direct the water coming off the roof below the garden through piping.
The exit point of the drainage piping was behind the landscape at the rear of the property by the community easement.
A Bottle palm, California Alacacia and Verigated Ginger adorn the view.

Black Concrete step stones with Black Slate stone (black, grey stones) fill this pathway that is bordered with rubber edging. Wanted to create a relaxed, clean look for a walk through the backyard of this small garden landscape.

Black Concrete step stones with Black Slate stone (black, grey stones) fill this pathway that is bordered with rubber edging.
Wanted to create a relaxed, clean look for a walk through the backyard of this small garden landscape.

Rock scape garden in backyard with new landscape

Rock scape garden in backyard with new landscape