THE LANDSCAPE CHANGES OVER TIME……..
When a landscape design is initially installed, is is sometimes hard for the homeowner to envision how it will drastically change over time. Trees and shrubs will grow, stone and other hardscape items will weather and new shade patterns will be introduced by the larger trees.
In this Lexington Hills Project (Eagle, Idaho), large amounts of Table Rock Sandstone was used to build a privacy wall / water feature for a new sunken patio. Initially the stone was bright, but over time it weathered, and the plants started to soften the stone.
This project was installed by Franz Witte Landscape in 2004 with the shade structured being phased in 2005.
The following pictures were taken right after the installation in 2004 and in 2011 to show how the landscape has matured.