Conceptual Design, Hardscaping, Irrigation, Landscape Consultation, Landscape Enhancements, Lighting, Property Maintenance, Seasonal Planting, Softscaping, Tree Management, Water Features, Water Management
This Lakeshore Road estate’s owners enlisted ILI’s Design Group to create a landscape that complimented the formal architecture of the residence.
In the front yard, a circular concrete driveway passes through two sets of custom iron entry gates. Stately columns enclose a fountain in the lawn area. Softscaping and vibrant flora enhance both privacy and curb appeal.
In the backyard, mature trees were planted along the rear property line: they create the perfect backdrop for a dramatic sculptural fountain when viewed from the house. A custom outdoor structure was built with a full outdoor kitchen and lounge area, and these can be enjoyed year round.
Custom iron planters were installed throughout the property, and are maintained seasonally by the ILI Enhancement Team.
With the vast number of plantings and seasonal displays on this project, the client and ILI’s Design Group evaluated the amount of water generated by runoff during rain showers, and opted for a water conscious approach: Through careful planning, the team implemented a storm-water management plan that included a concrete cistern. This cistern would capture a large amount of the runoff and redirect it into the irrigation system.
In order to showcase this property’s formal design, over 700 linear feet of tiered boxwood and yew hedges must be kept impeccably pruned and shaped. The gardens receive razor-straight edging and hand cultivation on a weekly basis to keep them pristine.
An expert tree care program involving monthly inspection, nourishing fertilizers and appropriate pruning has been customized to look after the property’s many mature trees.
Every summer the front gardens are filled with vibrant red begonias to deliver a sophisticated pop of rich colour.
This is another of our 2016 Landscape Ontario Award-Winning properties for Private Residential Maintenance.
Conceptual Design Hardscaping Irrigation Landscape Consultation Landscape Enhancements Lighting Property Maintenance Seasonal Planting Softscaping Tree Management Water Features Water Management