Snoqualmie Backyard Retreat

Landscaping Snoqualmie, WA

Project description

Outside Landscaping


Project photos




Project Q&A with the homeowner and pro

What did you or the homeowner splurge on?

Alderwood Landscaping

Alderwood Landscaping The wood structure. We had to create that patio area and outfit it with LED lighting. The outdoor covered space overall was a splurge. It really brings everything together and gives it multifunctionality.

Any advice for homeowners who are thinking about doing a home project?

Alderwood Landscaping

Alderwood Landscaping Understanding the difference between the landscape architect and a landscaper. Finding

What was your biggest challenge and/or biggest takeaway working on this project?

Alderwood Landscaping

Alderwood Landscaping Working through some of the grading issues was a struggle. We also had to work around budget considerations to meet their goals.

How long did this project take?

What are some of the key materials you used?

Alderwood Landscaping

Alderwood Landscaping Black colonial slate for the natural stone. We also used salt rock, bench rock.

What renovations did you do?

Alderwood Landscaping

Alderwood Landscaping We removed the existing concrete patio, we did some grading because their yard has a step up. We created a rock upcroppings to formulate and work through that grade transition. They had a hot tub that we needed to reincorporate, and create a lower patio area.

What was the homeowner's main goal or motivation for doing this project?

Alderwood Landscaping

Alderwood Landscaping It kind of started out. Their backyard was very unusable and blocked off by a wall. They wanted to make it more functional for their three daughters. They wanted lawn space and coverage. They wanted a sunning area and a covered patio with a grill station and fire pit. I worked with them over time to develop a design scheme.