This project began with a goal shared by many of our clients: growing fresh vegetables. To accommodate this, we built four raised beds surrounded by a cedar fence with galvanized mesh panels to protect the crops from deer and rabbits. For curb appeal, and to pay homage to our clients historic Duluth neighborhood, we built a dry stacked stone wall with ornamental plantings and a small (pondless) water feature.

Using reclaimed local materials has always been a priority of ours whenever it’s appropriate – which was a philosophy shared by the homeowners. To this end, we sourced taconite rock from the Iron Range for the stone wall and reclaimed Douglas fir from a Pickle factory for the raised beds.

Our clients were thrilled with the result of our project and have been growing vegetables and enjoying their water feature and ornamental gardens for several years now. They have recently had us back to install a plank paver driveway.