A beautiful lawn makes planting beds sparkle. This bed features a blend of shrubs, perennials and annuals, including Sweet Caroline Bewitched Green with Envy sweet potato vine and Hippo Red and Hippo Rose hypoestes. The planting also includes several ornamental grasses: ‘Fireworks’ variegated fountain grass, ‘Sky Rocket’ purple fountain grass, and Vertigo elephant grass.
Grassy lawns surround the main house, which is set up on an embankment so as to maximize the incredible views. Two nearby outbuildings echo the mansion's architecture and provide garage space and storage cellars.
The makeover of this home's expansive grounds and gardens included expanding the lawn and more gracefully connecting it to the terrace. Tall golden grasses are a pretty contrast to the lawn's lush green.
The secret to mowing your way to a beautiful lawn is mowing less, but not in the way you might think. Many homeowners believe that if they delay mowing until grass is overly long and then scalp it, they won’t need to mow again soon. That type of mowing will slowly kill your lawn. The secret to a healthy lawn with the least amount of cutting? Mow to maintain a consistent height throughout the growing season, the ideal height for your type of turf (learn that from your local extension office). Never remove more than one-third of a grass blade’s length at each mowing, and let clippings lie. In combination, these practices can help you tend a lush, low-maintenance lawn.
The 15,000-square-foot residence offers up sweeping views of the surrounding land and rambling Kentucky bluegrass lawn. A few of the luxuries included in the estate: an indoor pool, private tennis courts, a climbing wall, basketball court, pond and bike trail.
Due to the decline in the property, the front walkways and landscape had to be designed and built to help transition the grade. Curb appeal from the road is created with a professionally maintained front lawn.