West Coast Modernscape Landscapers in Vancouver (www.westcoastmodernscape.com) Take on Brambled, Sloped Property in Deep Cove, North Vancouver.

 January 31, 2017 at 4:42 pm   |     Author:   |     Posted in Recently Completed Projects/Jobs  

This North Vancouver landscaping project was at a residence in the Deep Cove, North Vancouver area where the terrain can be quite tricky.  We were pleased when the customer contacted West Coast Modernscape (www.westcoastmodernscape.com) for their landscaping requirements and knew we had a challenge ahead us.  Although the project was a challenge, it was not extreme.

The back yard was definitely in need of some love as it was a sea of blackberry bushes, brambles and weeds with a steep cliff in the back yard.  The home owner also had some amazing features that simply needed to be brought to life and not discarded.

We went to work immediately and discarded the ivy, brambles and blackberry bushes in order to commence with a clean slate.  Starting with a clean slate allows one to really size up a property and see exactly what you are dealing with, including any potential drainage concerns.

We proceeded to build a few stone retaining walls followed by some Alan Block retaining walls to compliment the landscaping.  The retaining walls assisted in establishing an upper and lower part of the yard.  The upper section, we leveled and graded to create a play space and lawn area for the children.  From here, we created a significant size deck measuring approximately 60’ x 20’ constructed from treated timber so the wood would last in the damp climate.  We then continued with a few more retaining walls along with an outdoor shower area and space for a hot tub.  In order to create some privacy, we added custom cedar fencing on each side of the property.  This landscaping project was completely transformed from a mess of blackberries to an enjoyable outdoor living space.

This particular landscaping job required the use of significant heavy equipment. This was definitely not a job one would want to consider doing by hand.  A track machine was used to navigate through the rough terrain and brambles combined with the use of an excavator to level and grade the property.  The excavator was further used in the construction of the retaining walls, leveling and grading of the front yard and driveway.

The job was spread over 30 days toward the end of summer / early fall where the weather was on our side with everything going as planned.

More photos for this landscaping project to come.

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