Bristol Avenue

Silver Spring, MD
Job size: small
Status: In the ground

Our client had a forward-thinking idea of converting their front lawn into a no-mow, productive and healthy ecosystem. This meant finding a creative and efficient way to respect the existing functioning raingardens while offering new opportunities for growing food and attracting pollinators.  The raingardens acted as important keystones in the design, influencing pathway locations and shapes. Existing contouring of the yard helped us naturally select the areas most suited for growing vegetables based on the ease of accessibility and ability for simple fencing. Phase one included the installation of: the natural stone staircase, irregular stone pathway, and the native pollinator garden along Bristol Avenue.  We can’t wait to see this project grow!

Design Tools: Hand rendering, AutoCAD
Collaborators: Hughes Landscaping
Materials: RoLanka International (Coir Blankets), North Creek Nursery (Plants), Babikow Nursery (Plants), Merrifield Garden Center (Plants) & Tri-State Stone (Hardscape)
Hardscape Installation: Hughes Landscaping
Landscape Installation: Client