Marshy Mess Turned Usable Living Space

Functionality was restored to this marshy, wooded yard with a variety of installations. 


  • The original landscape featured an unattractive mix of grass and moss due to the damp, shaded conditions, and served no real purpose for the homeowner.
  • Installation of the bluestone patio and firepit eliminated the areas of water-logged grass.
  • Each area is visually defined by the style of bluestone. Color choices and textures blend into the setting, while the patio’s gentle, sweeping curves accentuate the natural tree line.
  • Carefully placed path and up lighting lend a cozy glow to this backyard oasis.
  • The irregular bluestone and gravel path prevents the previously overwhelmingly marshy conditions while wedding the natural and man-made elements of this design.
  • The dedicated dining space within full view of the side yard allows for adult entertaining within easy view of the kids.
  • The pathway allows convenient access into the house and from the drive without the need to slug through the worst of the soggy lawn.
  • Function and elegance replace what was once an unusable space.

The original landscape featured an unattractive mix of grass and moss due to the damp, shaded conditions, and served no real purpose for the homeowner.

Installation of the bluestone patio and firepit eliminated the areas of water-logged grass.

Each area is visually defined by the style of bluestone. Color choices and textures blend into the setting, while the patio’s gentle, sweeping curves accentuate the natural tree line.

Carefully placed path and up lighting lend a cozy glow to this backyard oasis.

The irregular bluestone and gravel path prevents the previously overwhelmingly marshy conditions while wedding the natural and man-made elements of this design.

The dedicated dining space within full view of the side yard allows for adult entertaining within easy view of the kids.

The pathway allows convenient access into the house and from the drive without the need to slug through the worst of the soggy lawn.

Function and elegance replace what was once an unusable space.