To manage water runoff for this sloped backyard, low maintenance planting beds were created along the side foundation. Coral bells, bergenia and quick fire hydrangeas were planted near the front, transitioning to blue muffin viburnum shrubs for the boulder wall areas. The corner nook between the back patio and home was transformed into a planting bed, continuing the flow from the side of the house and filled with hostas and a limelight hydrangea for additional interest. Both river rock and dark brown mulch were used to fill the beds and edged with an interlocking tan edger.
A marmo maple was planted for shade and rounding out the landscape was a refresh of the plantings along the back sidewalk. Overgrown plant material was removed and new shrubs were planted to give seasonal color and blooms.