Backyard Makeover for the Love of the Dog

Posted on: May 2, 2014

Landscaping for Your Dog

Grass landscaping for your dog.

This is what grass is really good for!

In need of landscaping for a dog.

The shed was unattractive and too small for a home without a garage. Before Landscape Design in a Day.

Peanut was the only one using this back yard.

My client Susan wanted the back yard to be private, very simple and wanted to solve problems such as where to put her bikes, hide the garbage cans and create a mud room for Peanut to come and go from.  We had finished the front landscape the year prior designing for a sunny, easy care garden that included her veggie beds, the design also added dramatic curb appeal.  “I get a ton of compliments from my neighbors.”  Susan M.

Fabulous tool shed for dog landscaping.

Peanut’s patch of lawn in front of the new tool shed.

So while we really were fixing up the back yard for the dog, everyone uses it now.  The new stone patio entertaining area with raised planter surround makes it easy to care for the plantings and they are taller to boost the privacy effect.  The new landscape is very low maintenance

Find Peanut the dog in her newly landscaped back yard.

Peanut likes her new back porch. She is in this picture, can you find her?

with a small lawn (for Peanut of course).  The fig tree my client Susan had always wanted went up into the stone planter.  The credit for the wood structures goes to Susan’s architect.  The tool shed, the garbage can corral and the bike shed are a wonder of good design.  I worked closely with Donna Burdick of D & J Landscape Contractors to install the hardscapes (basalt stone walls, the huge extra thick flagstone for the patio, plantings and irrigation).    I love how this courtyard styled back yard looks.  Best of all Peanut approves!!

If you are looking for Portland landscaping for your dogs, contact me for more information.