Ecology + Design

Patio Construction & Landscape Design for Small Spaces | New Canaan, CT

Simple is Best

Even in the rain this simple backyard makeover give us much enjoyment and pleasure.

The appealing aspect indoors or out is one of verdant simplicity.  A small fenced in backyard with a decaying brick patio and sad lawn is transformed into a lovely garden room.

Goodbye Brick!

On this property, the dominant landscape feature was a raised brick terrace or patio. The common red brick gives a busy impression which makes the patio appear smaller than it actually is. The color is also…common and drab.

Resurfacing with full color bluestone in a seemingly random pattern, including large pieces, creates a dramatically more grand effect. This also increases resale value. Not every prospective buyer likes brick. Particularly if it looks old and worn, and in disrepair. Food for though when buying your new home, shopping for real estate or starting a landscape construction and home improvement project of your own.

Landscape Design for Small Spaces

Special features unique to this landscape design include: repurposing the existing brick for a bench landing/platform, natural stone garden pathways / walkways, and the resurfaced bluestone patio for entertaining. A gentle green planting of flowering vines and shrubs accents and softens the nice white pvc fencing.

You need never venture further than the interior living space to enjoy this one of a kind masterpiece. If you do, you will be rewarded with sweet fragrance from honeysuckle and clethra while the flowering sequence continues from azaleas in spring to hydrangea in summer to clematis etc. in fall. We even have berries for the birds in the hollies! Never boring…always soothing and peaceful.

Jay Archer

Landscape Ecologist, Designer, President

Green Jay Landscape Design



Contact Us To Schedule a Free

15 Minute Discovery Call

Let’s discuss your goals and determine if we are a good fit for your project.

15 Minute Discovery Call

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Resources and insights

Popular Articles from Our Blog

string(117) ""
2022-11-29 09:00:52
Green Jay Landscape Design
Introducing: Green Jay Landscape Design | NY, CT, NJ
string(154) ""
2022-07-12 12:15:56
Green Jay Landscape Design
Our Best Backyard Landscape Designs in Westchester County, NY!
string(96) ""
2020-09-29 13:16:47
Green Jay Landscape Design
Landscape Design, Planning & Construction: When to Start the Process [VIDEO]
string(99) ""
2020-05-06 13:18:10
Green Jay Landscape Design
Design for Biodiversity with Pollinator & Wildlife Gardens | Step 3 Toward a Healthy Landscape | Fairfield County
string(115) ""
2020-01-31 08:43:32
Green Jay Landscape Design
What Does a Landscape Design Master Plan Look Like?