Before and After: From Boring Backyard to Outdoor Oasis

The Barlows’ backyard was large and lovely…but wasn’t living up to its potential. Then they called us for a re-do.


“Because we had used Seiler’s in the past for our front yard, we knew we were in excellent hands,” Rick Barlow said. “The backyard was lot more challenging, though.”


We first assessed the Barlows’ existing yard. It was a blank slate with plenty of room for improvement. To make the sloping yard into an oasis for fun and relaxation, we designed a multi-level deck, water features, a sculpture garden and a screened and heated gazebo. A paver patio with sitting walls, flagstone walkways and a dry creek bed would be highlights of the hardscaping.


Our plan for the landscaping included many of our favorite trees, like Japanese maples, Norway spruce and river birch. Flowering trees included lilac on standard and dogwood varieties. We specified low-maintenance plantings like fountain grass, hydrangea and spirea.

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After a month of construction and plant installation, the Barlows were ready to enjoy outdoor living and the luxurious backyard that their home truly deserved. They were pleased to report that the finished product far exceeded their expectations.


Are you ready to transform your outdoor living space? We’d love to discuss all your options! Contact us for a free consultation today.