Dozers, digging, dirt and a ‘wow’ design dominated this pool and landscaping project. This was an extensive undertaking for Costa Verde, a complex full residential landscaping project which became a featured home in the Times Colonist Home and Garden 2014 (To see and read more about this project, please click here.) And, also in 2017 will be a featured garden for the Victoria Conservatory of Music Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour.
Working closely with the owner who happened to be an architect, we installed a complex irrigation system which is needed to support the extensive plantings and landscape requirements. For example, three 25 foot solidly established pine trees were bought and placed on the property via a large crane. Large fully-formed palm trees for planting were outsourced from the US, and almost 200 shrubs and other trees were purchased from local nurseries within a 100 km. radius. We created totally innovative planting designs using agaves, evergreen magnolias, hostas, eucalyptus, New Zealand flax and those beautiful palm trees surrounding the magnificent in ground pool.
Almost 1000 individual pavers were used to construct a 2 foot by 2 foot custom sandstone walkway and enclosure around the pool as well as utilizing large slate slabs to create a grand set of stairs.
Working hand in hand with the general contractor, we also were responsible for many ‘unseen’ installations such as the micro-drip heads which will be used for future pots and plants, digging/fitting of gas lines for the owner’s BBQ and patio heaters, as well as laying pool lines, mounting landscape accent lighting just to name a few extra’s we completed on this jobsite.
Our Journeyman carpenter, expert landscaping crew along with the contractor and pool experts designed and installed the pool seamlessly, complete with a hidden retractable roof and solar heating panel to save on electricity costs.
The arbour design was also a first for us as we had to clad the posts and beams with hardy board then paint it white to match the house design and the modern rustic feel of the property. Large timbers were added at the top of the arbour to complete that countryside feel.
As you can see by the many images here on this page, the Costa Verde crew was very pleased with the final outcome of this project, and the owners were totally in love with their amazingly beautiful home.« back to projects