The site extended to 10-acres in a magnificent setting on Salt Spring Island with enviable ocean views. The brief was to develop the site with minimum visual impact on the environment. While much of the acreage would remain untouched, the area had to be enclosed with a high deer-proof barrier. The fencing we erected was virtually invisible from the dwelling.
Sympathetic landscaping was required for areas around the house using natural materials for the pathways and patios. Large rocky outcrops were integrated into the layout.
Our site evaluation revealed wet areas which needed draining. Drainage channels were dug to create streams which allowed the water to be directed into a large feature pond.
Extensive grading was a pre-requisite around the buildings with further excavation needed to set the level for the pond. The irrigation system was installed at an early stage before starting on the hard landscaping and planting.
The project was carried out in stages spread over several months and into the following year. Final planting was carried out in the Springtime. The links below go to the respective pages for the water features, fencing and irrigation for this project.