When we first laid eyes on this beautiful Wellesley home, the big question was “Where’s the front walkway?”
The builder had designed a paver walkway from the driveway to the mudroom and on to the front door.
The Faithful Flowers team set about to draw a plan that would honor and add to the grace and beauty of the home.
First off, we dug out the heavily compacted front yard and added proper drainage from the downspouts to new drywells. We added in yards of composted loam to prep the yard for new lawn and planting beds.
Next, we began building an oversized, a-symetrical, bluestone landing and with granite steps leading from the street.
Two large hydrangeas flank the front door and a variety of evergreens and shade loving plants nestle in along the new stairs and landing.
The new front walkway looks like it was always there!
We turned the long paver walkway into a natural bluestone chip pathway connecting the front door with the new landing in front of the mudroom.
We lined the walkway with Peonies, catmint, lirope and autumn clematis. A fall underplanting of tulips will yield a colorful show come spring.