Dog Friendly Backyard Design

The client needed a backyard that had enough hard surfaces for her two dogs. She didn't need convincing that a lawn was probably not going to hold up under frequent wear and tear, but she still wanted a garden with veggies, flowers, and herbs (ya know, like all good things!)

The result was a rectilinear design that efficiently uses a small space for a host of uses: edibles and ornamentals, a patio for gathering, and lots of dog-chilling. All parties satisfied here!

backyard with stone patio


"Although it was a smaller project, James was super attentive, consultative, and collaborative. He provided a strategy for our very sunny lot and desired level of effort to maintain"

Lori Jenkins ( via Google )

"He never takes a cookie cutter approach, he doesn’t take short cuts, and his integrity is apparent at every step of the work. Our yard really feels like such a gift, and we feel so lucky to get to watch it develop and grow"

Ali C. ( via Yelp )

"James created an awesome plan for our challenging site that was affordable, on-time and on-budget, AND beautiful."

Katherine S. ( via Houzz )