Jacksonville homeowner Larry Hutson wanted to revamp his landscape, and Rockaway Landscape Design was up for the challenge. Landscape Designer David Holloway led the project, focusing on hardscaping elements to create a more functional and inviting outdoor space. Foreman Mike Leahy and crew masterfully completed the tear-out and installation.
Elevating the Entryway
The project began with the front yard. A brand new walkway paved with Mega-Cambridge pavers from Belgard led up to the door, exuding a hand-cobbled charm in a titanium shade. The walkway incorporated a step up to transition smoothly from the patio, creating a distinctive visual element and enhancing accessibility.
Planting for Pollinators and Practicality
While winter dormancy muted the landscape’s vibrancy, Holloway assures us that spring will bring a delightful display of butterfly and bee-attracting plants. The selection included salvia, firebush, blue daze, and easy-care loriope.
Expanding the Driveway for Safety and Ease
A major concern for Hutson was the narrowness of his driveway, making exiting his car cumbersome, especially with family and car seats. Rockaway Landscape Design widened the driveway, providing a safe and level surface for walking and maneuvering. They extended the pavers beyond the gate in the backyard as well, eliminating muddy patches and creating a designated pathway for frequent use.
Building a Foundation for Lasting Beauty
Rockaway Landscape Design prioritizes quality and longevity. Unlike some paver companies using 3-4 inches of base we used a full six inches of base and rock under the driveway and walkways to protect against vehicles and heavy traffic. This crucial step ensures the pavers’ sturdiness and prevents future buckling or unevenness. Creating a Backyard Oasis for Gathering and Nature The backyard received its share of hardscaping magic. The patio was extended, providing Hutson with a perfect space to host Bible studies for military personnel from the nearby Mayport base. The new patio seamlessly flows into the walkway, maintaining a cohesive aesthetic with the Mega-Cambridge pavers.
Nature’s Finishing Touches
Beyond the hardscaping, Rockaway Landscape Design incorporated thoughtful plantings to soften the backyard’s geometry and add pops of color. Salvia will attract bees and butterflies, bromeliads and shishi camellias offer evergreen beauty. A transplanted fire spike from the front yard adds a hummingbird-loving touch, completing the backyard’s harmonious blend of functionality and natural charm.
A Satisfied Client and a Job Well Done
Mr. Hutson is delighted with his transformed landscape. His project showcases our ability to handle diverse hardscaping needs, from driveways and walkways to patios and planting elements. By prioritizing quality materials, meticulous construction, and thoughtful design, Rockaway Landscape Design transforms outdoor spaces into beautiful and functional extensions of Jacksonville homes.
If you’re a Jacksonville homeowner looking to elevate your landscape, Rockaway Landscape Design give us a call. We are commitment to quality, creativity, and client satisfaction and we strive to be your perfect partner for bringing your outdoor vision to life.
Contact Rockaway Landscape Design today to schedule a consultation and discuss how we can transform your Jacksonville landscape into a haven of beauty, functionality, and lasting enjoyment.