Chip Wade recommends planting water-loving plants like grasses near a water feature like this beautiful stream running through his Georgia backyard. "You're basically trying to create the utopian version of what would happen naturally" says Wade.
The Eastmark Community wanted a series of structures within the park that would complement the natural materials used in the planned development, so designers chose elements that would nod to the site's historical, agricultural past. Raw steel, concrete, stone and other natural materials symbolically mirror the agricultural structures that once dotted the rural desert landscape. Historically, indigenous settlements sprouted up along rivers, so this stream running through the park area gives a peaceful nod to the ancient landmarks that would have existed many years removed in history.