This back yard in Poulsbo called for a total transformation.  The hillside was the first issue to address.  To hold the massive, existing slope in place we created a retaining wall that ensures excellent drainage.  We compacted a layer of ¾ minus for the base of the wall, utilized 18-24” of drain rock behind the wall, and installed a perforated drain pipe with a sock to mitigate the possibility of wall failure due to erosion.

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Before shot

Our client is a chef at MorMor Bistro in Poulsbo, and wanted a wood burning fire pit to cook for family and friends.  The concrete was poured in phases, the first of which was the square fire pit.

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Wood burning concrete fire pit

We created a Random Canyon Stone stamped border around the existing exposed aggregate patio, and around the Roman Slate stamped body of the patio.  (Or should we say, “shoulders” of the patio?)

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Stamped concrete patio and fire pit before color

This landscape did not include irrigation, so we selected drought tolerant plants that require little maintenance, such as lavender, California lilac, and salvia.

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Elias and Juan sealing the stamped and colored concrete

Vern’s organic topsoil was brought in and spread before hydroseed was applied.  In the photo below, grass had just begun to sprout!

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Old World Compass Stamp

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