Overlooking a tree-canopied street in Salt Lake’s Federal Heights neighborhood, a new landscape shows how savvy design and an eye for detail can give a modestly sized property huge style and loads of livability. Try out a few of our favorite elements by Gregg Hodson in your own backyard!
A. SQUARED-OFF LAWN
A new boxwood hedge frames a wonderfully deep flower bed while helping to define the squared-off shape of the front lawn.
B. HIGH-STYLE SHED
Forget drab and disorganized. Hodson and McClellan decked out their potting shed with the same attention to design and detail as they used inside their home.
C. STONE WALKWAY
A walk of flag stone welcomes visitors into the backyard, creating a pace-slowing path that connects the buildings, lawns and gardens behind the house.
D. BUBBLING FOUNTAIN
Encircled by crushed granite, the low-sitting fountain lies at the intersection of the porch steps, lawn and meandering stone walkway.
E. CLASSIC GARDEN BENCH
Inset into the garden, a teak bench offers an off-the-path spot for visitors to pause, sit and enjoy the sights and sounds of the lush landscape.