Rock gardens, stone pools,landscaping ideas and design to finishing touches. Shep helps make home owner landscaping a reality with the best resources available in all areas of landscape design. This rural Vermont garden consists of
a sequence of curvilinear landscape features that weave through a series of orthogonally-placed architectural elements. As in all SBLA projects, careful attention was given to the preservation of the existing vegetation, including a spectacular Red Oak (Quercus rubra) that played a pivotal role in the location for an elliptical swimming pool. Hand-laid stone walls, terraces, and an expressive iron trellis set up a spatial framework for the landscape components. To avoid disturbing the established site with a new drainage infrastructure system, a swale representing an ancient streambed was created to collect the overabundance of surface water the site receives.