Garden design exudes southern hospitality

Written by: Julie Thompson

A home’s purpose and function can often change once the kids leave the nest.

That’s what one Beavercreek resident found after her two girls grew up and moved away. The home’s pool, which for years served a very good purpose, suddenly became an unused spot for mom and dad. Without the kids and their friends to fill the space, the homeowners suddenly realized things they had never noticed before, such as how far out the pool seemed to be from the house and how unusable the space around it had become. So, when they transformed an upper level deck into a sunroom, they decided to extend their redevelopment plans to the pool area and back yard.

Resources: Landscape architect: Dave Swearingen, RLA, The Site Group; Plant supplier: Studebaker Nurseries; Plant installation: The Site Group; Hardscapes: Snyder Brick and Block; Pool: Knickerbocker; Patio: Hanson stone; Belden Belcrest panels; Outdoor kitchen: Belden Belcrest with Dutch Quality countertop tiles

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