A small gravel walkway meanders through the slope above the French drain
Purple Sage against rock from the site.
The French drain
A simple French drain and re-grading the site means no more winter flooding to the house and provides a naturalistic setting for native grasses. All the rock was from on-site of this river-side property.
Even before the roof and structure, the patio is inviting on a warm summer evening.
These easily constructed planting boxes divide the lawn from the patio area and are planted in herbs and flowers.