Sunset Hills, Missouri Backyard Oasis
Details make the difference. For our client’s home, creating a gorgeous landscape required infusing nature with a little bit of magic. The homeowners reached out to us to conceptualize a backyard alongside their soon-to-be-installed pool. The yard at that time was a blank slate, with hills, objects that needed to be hidden, a wood line along the rear, and a homeowner looking for a backyard retreat.
The excavation of the pool itself had left the homeowners with a significant amount of additional earth. Fortunately, rather than paying to have it disposed of, we were able to re-purpose it in order to create the hillside waterfall.
Working with a property that features varying grades and elevations is always a challenge. Steep lawns can be hard to maintain, hard to landscape, and hard to make use of. But with the right perspective, you can achieve excellent results by working with your space and not against it.
Our primary goal with this project was to design a landscape where each of the elements could flow seamlessly from one to the next. The waterfall was an important element of the design, but just as vital were the stone steps that were both functional and completely natural. The steps were paired with the stair-stepped appearance of the waterfall, and sunk into existing boulder walls in order to maintain consistency with the natural setting. Finally, we worked with Frisella Outdoor Lighting to create a lightscape that would highlight the home’s gorgeous architecture and landscaping, and provide the perfect space for socializing.
Of course, creating a natural feel for a landscape isn’t just about stonework and waterfalls – the trees and plant material we chose for the home were vital in terms of both atmosphere and functionality. We used Green Giant Arborvitae and Graham Blandy Boxwood to hide air conditioning units and utility stations, and Alaskan Weeping Cedars to provide privacy and a sense of lushness to the poolside. Most notably, we were able to provide the main focus to the yard with “Grandpa’s Tree” – a large Weeping Norway Spruce that was one of the last tree’s Frank Frisella personally cared for in our farm fields.
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What Our Clients Say
“This is hands down THE BEST FULL-SERVICE LANDSCAPING COMPANY you are going to find in the Midwest. Not only did they exceed our expectations with the landscaping but they also blew us away with their ability to encompass all of our other outdoor needs including: extensive architectural landscape design, outdoor lighting, maintenance, etc. You will not be disappointed with these guys! A very impressive operation…Kudos to the leadership out there too!”
“Tony’s design expertise and attention to detail, considering both the objectives of the client and his own extensive knowledge of what plantings work where, result in outstanding landscapes which become more beautiful with each year of maturity. Every project he has overseen on my property over the last nine years has included attentive communication from concept through estimate, execution, and follow up walk through. Tony also ensures excellent communication among his team. They work together seamlessly to transform the designs into reality. In addition to landscaping, Tony designed exterior lighting to highlight the house and key landscape elements, which has dramatically enhanced the look of the house and grounds at night.”
“The Frisella team took our blank canvas of a yard and created a beautiful landscape full of color, texture and natural beauty. From the design work to the installation and maintenance, the entire team is great to work with and very knowledgeable!”
“Frisella Landscape Group completely transformed my landscaping. Justin designed a landscape plan that included my ideas and he recommended the perfect plantings and features to bring it to life. They kept me informed of the progress of my project and answered all my questions.
Luis and the team of installers did an amazing job of turning the plan into reality. They were professional and worked hard to completely transform my yard.
Thank you to everyone at Frisella Landscape Group.”
“Tony’s creative design of our patio and landscaping sold us on Frisella. He maximized the available space while building a beautiful outdoor living space for our family. He was willing to work with us to stay within budget. The dedicated installation crew was very talented and stayed on the project through completion.”
“We’ve used Frisella Landscaping several times over the last several years as we expand the landscaping around our newly built house. We were astounded by the professional design work and the follow-up after installation. They definitely provide a perspective that you don’t get from other companies.”
“I don’t post reviews often, but I am so pleased with the work Tony and his team have done that it certainly warrants high praise. I’ve used Frisella twice for two fairly large landscaping projects (along with lighting/irrigation). Both times I’ve been blown away by the work they’ve done. Tony not only delivers on the landscaping you request, he’ll create a design you never thought possible. His entire team are highly professional, caring, and have a great eye for detail. I’ve already received rave reviews from my neighbors, some of which have also used Tony and experienced the same results. If you want the best look no further!”
“We hired Frisella Landscape Group to handle the installation and on-going maintenance for our new home. The design ideas and the execution of the install was first class. The on-going maintenance is allowing the landscaping to mature and take on the desire appeal. We could not be happier with the outcome. We would highly recommend Tony Jr. and his team of experts.”
“Here at Frisella Landscape Group we combine expertise in design and regional plant knowledge to create one-of-a-kind landscapes. Come in or check us out online to schedule a design consultation.”