Ft. Thomas Outdoor Living Space
Native Plants and Outdoor Living Combined
We live in a region of hills. This Ft. Thomas family wanted to enjoy their backyard rather than just struggle to mow its steep slopes. One of the design goals was to create an outdoor living space and to develop the steepest areas into garden beds. Challenges included restrictive slopes, a healthy deer population and sewer/electric easements. The desire to have a gentle walk to the bottom of the yard without twisting an ankle was also important to access the new bee hives placed in this area. The result was a native plant-centric design that removed difficult to mow swaths with slope-stabilizing plants and a crushed stone patio nestled into an easily accessible area. This hillside is now usable!