FINAL STEPS TO COMPLETION: The house project finally completed, the only thing left to do is fill in the landscape.
As the former landscape was completely destroyed during the process, we were starting with a clean slate. The front yard just after our house elevation project –
AFTER: A few trips to some local nursery’s, viewing of other lifted homes, and a bit of research on the web and we made our decisions. Sod was an easy call as it goes in so fast and we only needed to cover a small area.
THE VERY NEXT DAY: A storm whipped into town dropping a lot of rainfall. At first it was welcomed as a huge boost to our new sod, which needs to be watered – a lot – in the first few weeks. Mother nature came at just the right time. But the rain continued. It rained and rained. Flood warnings were issued. We sat snug in our newly lifted house. But our new sod did not fair so well …
The homes across the street suffered minor basement flooding, but the water never reached our house, just the front yard.
SUN SHINES AGAIN:
In the photo above note how the red maple plays off the red hue of the rocks; it’s height helps to off-set the tall foundation. A cypress was added to the planting bed in the stair design to provide year round interest.