The Woodland Retreat is a backyard landscape for a private residence in Des Peres, MO. The project addressed two main issues the homeowner was looking to resolve with their current yard. First, we were to create a landscape that would help them enjoy a previously underutilized backyard. Second, they wanted a landscape that would blend into the abutting natural woodland setting.
Adhering to the client’s initial request, natural stone boulders are used around a waterfall and are complemented throughout the project with flagstone patios, steps and walkways. Two flagstone patios allow for multiple vantage points to relax and enjoy the landscape, while the paths connect the deck to a hammock on the edge of the woods.
At the top of the waterfall, three Weeping Blue Alaska Cedar are placed as a backdrop that will eventually screen out a neighbor’s home. Moving deeper into the woods, a mix of Oakleaf Hydrangea, Pieris Japonica, fern, hosta and Creeping Jenny bring color to the area throughout the year. Two Cherokee Princess Dogwood act as the anchors of the landscape before it gives way to the woods.
Around the waterfall different varieties of Japanese maple and hinoki falsecypress add structural interest to the surrounding stonework. Meanwhile, a mix of golden Japanese forest grass among other perennials blanket the sloping ground along either side of the waterfall.
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.”