The main focus of this project was the backyard, which was a mess to begin with. I designed an outdoor kitchen area in the backyard with a pergola to create a more intimate atmosphere. From there the garden extends out into a grass area which leads to 7 existing elm trees. Since grass will not grow healthily around elms, I decided to place a rock garden around the elms and then accent this garden with some Slowmound Mugo Pines. Along the driveway in the backyard, I placed Little Lamb Hydranges and Skybound Cedars to create a rhythm to the yard as well as frame the view down the driveway. At the back of the property a raised garden box was built with a concrete paver area. The design was, however, altered during the construction process.