Beaconsfield Village Backyard
Compact Backyard with high end finishes, functionality and low maintenance
This compact Toronto backyard design by Landcare has high end finishes with maximum functionality while maintaining low or easy maintenance. The yard is contained by fencing, decking, stairs, upper walkways and benches made from long lasting Ipe (only requires oiling to maintain its warm tone). Gardens, planters and other materials are introduced to break up the use of wood. Corten Steel Planters with built in Ipe benches run along along the horizontal fence creating extra space for reading or entertaining while also providing green space accents. These planters boast Allium Giganteum in the spring and Blue Fescue in the summer. An area of artificial turf provides more low maintenance and a garden bed running along the edge adds a boost of colour through the use of Hydrangeas, and Astilbe. A small Skyline Honey Locus Tree will eventually provide dappled shade and horizontal interest to the yard. Unlike many designs this yard doesn’t focus on a large deck which can sometimes restrict movement against the house. Out the backdoor is a landing just significant enough for a few well placed urns and stairs to the main event. The whole backyard become instantly more usable as a result. You move from the grassed area to a fantastic stone seating area created in Techno Bloc’s Borealis Slab in Sauvignon Oak Colour which then leads to the rear the yard dining area which is contained by a multipurpose garage with a custom rollup window for serving drinks and food to visiting guests and includes a barbecuing area with direct gas line for easy of use.