Video Transcript – Lynx Ridge Portfolio by The Landscape Artist
At this estate home in the community of Links Ridge, we were contracted to convert an existing yard into the backyard of the family’s dreams.
The Outdoor kitchen is built into a privacy wind wall, and it features granite counters and a large gas grill adequate to cook for large gatherings. The privacy wind wall and fireplace are finished with some cultured stone and includes a natural gas fireplace insert, making this a very cozy and private space to enjoy at any time of day, but especially into the evenings as it begins to cool off.
Topless glass rail was used for an unimpeded view of the rest of the grounds, and the golf course beyond. Adjacent to the deck is a putting green, patio with a wood burning fire pit and a greenhouse with a raised vegetable garden. The putting green is constructed of synthetic turf and is generously sized for this active young family. Practicing, chipping and pitching from the adjacent natural turf areas enhances the function of this green, and it is used almost daily in the summer months.
Concrete curbing separates the natural turf from the synthetic turf, and it’s also used to border all the garden beds for lower maintenance and easier mowing. The ash Lars slate pattern on the curbing complements the grand flagstone pavers used for the patio space. In the center of the patio is a wood burning fire pit made from Belvedere blocks in a matching colour . Poly meric sand in the paper joints ensurers there will never be problems with weeds or ants on this patio. The greenhouse was constructed adjacent to raised garden boxes for vegetables and herbs to enclose the space we installed in ornamental metal fence to keep out unwanted critters.
Irrigation throughout the property, including the vegetable boxes, ensures optimal plant health. Additional low maintenance features of this garden include organic wood chip mulch and hardy plant material for four seasons of interest. The final result is a stunning property sure to serve this family well for years to come.