In 2016, Craig’s Mowing and Landscaping, LLC participated in a showcase of homes. This gorgeous house was built in the Maple Forest Subdivision, and is a 1/2 acre lot with a wooded exterior. Our goal was to combine functionality and elegance, with economic prices. In the front yard we built a retaining wall around the front porch, to allow for a elevated bed that showcases plantings. We routed the sidewalk to the driveway in front of this, so visitors could see the garden. The entire house has a water-smart wi-fi irrigation system, and fresh sod installed. In the backyard there is a large semi-private patio perfect for get-togethers, without isolating the owners from the neighborhood: an elegant backyard oasis. To provide some privacy, we placed cedar fencing with lattice tops, combined with and broke it up with arborvitae trees to give it a softer, greener touch. The patio has a firepit with a sitting wall, perfect for roasting marshmallows or keeping chill fall air at bay. Pillars outside the house have lights which can be turned on and off without having to leave the house. Along the sides of the residence, we placed a 2 foot stone border with aluminum edging to give it a clean look that doesn’t require much maintenance.