SEMI-URBAN YARD / by Faith Michaels

We started to whip this yard into shape last year.  Lots of dead trees, mounds of dirt, ugly driveway and front stairs.  I'll post those before and afters soon, but what I have now is the progress on the back stairs.  The before pix shows a mishmash of stone and deteriorating walls.

Luiz is taking down the walls and installing sturdy granite stairs and bluestone landings.  We chose an old looking granite composed of greys and browns.  Once the stairs and walls are rebuilt we will fill in the beds with beautiful and lush plantings.  Stay tuned for more!