Nelis garden

The Design Challenge

To create an aesthetically pleasing garden area on a steeply sloped site.

The Design Goals

Provide an attractive transitional area that would be revealed as you move from front to back yards, keeping in mind the primary garden views: from backyard seating and from above – the existing upper deck areas.


Remove existing plant materials; amend the soil; install rock outcroppings to channel and control runoff and provide ‘planting pockets;’ install site-appropriate plant materials; and, lastly, apply smaller stone and wood mulch.

Nelis Garden Before
Nelis Garden Before
Nelis Garden After
Nelis Garden After
Nelis Garden After Close-up Featured Image
Nelis Garden After Close-up