New Retaining Wall, Pathway, Custom Landscaping, and Outdoor Lighting

Complete landscaping installation for homeowner in Mt. Juliet, TN

In Mt. Juliet, TN, a residential customer reached out to us to help complete their home build with full landscaping installation and sod. The property was located near a lake with land sloping down the back and sides, giving the homeowners little existing yard to work with.

We proposed grading and retaining walls to help level out some of the land to give the homeowners a usable outdoor area to enjoy the natural environment around them.

First step: grading

First, we began working on leveling out the land. We used construction equipment and our team of professionals to remove and move soil to create flat levels both in the front and back of the home. Grading helps ensure the base of the construction is flat and level and allows us to easily install the new retaining walls and sod for this project.

Hardscaping Construction

For this project, we created two different retaining walls, a natural stone walkway, and stairs from various materials, which gave the home a combination of design, texture, and balance.

Retaining Walls

The closest retaining wall to the home was created from wider stacked stones known as Siloam Stones, while the one further out was made with tightly packed stacked stones. Both retaining walls create wide sweeping arcs to the side of the home’s rear-facing property, leaving room for a pathway.

Stairs & Pathway

We created a set of stairs from the back door down to the second level before starting a natural stone walkway that follows the natural curve of the land down the property to the waterfront. The stairs are made of Siloam stones and are thick and sturdy. The stairs were installed first, and then the retaining walls and walkways were installed to ensure the rest of the hardscape was built around this essential element.

Landscaping Design

We completed the home’s exterior with a full landscape design, including native plants, trees, and mulch. Our team created a design that complemented the house and the new hardscaping by creating balance, focal points, and symmetry that help the viewer’s eye follow the landscaping around from the front to the back of the home in a natural way. We installed the landscaping beds and placed the plants into their spots before covering the beds with a thick, new layer of mulch.

Sod Installation

The last and most essential component for this new residential space was to lay their new lawn completely. The homeowners opted for sod installation versus seeding because it gives them an instantaneous lawn that is ready to go. Sod was carefully selected from locally sourced turf and laid across the entire property, which completed the whole yard and landscaping design.

Professional Lighting Design

This homeowner also opted into landscape and architectural outdoor lighting design to complete their new build project. Our task was to ensure the home’s pathways and front were well-lit. We provided path lighting and stairway lighting in the back of the house.

Uplighting in the front of the home provided enough light to illuminate the entire face of the house, which created safety and security with the front entryway and pathways bathed in light. Architectural lighting was used along the retaining walls to create drama and highlight the retaining walls’ design. Lighting was used throughout the landscaping to highlight focal plants and make the entire landscaping design appear as beautiful at night as during the day.

Contact us for professional landscaping services

This new build project in Mt. Juliet, TN, provided the homeowners with a landscaping design that created instant curb appeal and created an outdoor living space that was instantly usable. Landscaping and hardscaping enhance your property while allowing you to use more of your space than just your home’s interior.

If you are building a new home or need a renovation on your current home, contact us today! The team at Masters Landscape Design are experts in creating harmonious and breathtaking designs that will improve your home’s usage and value. Look at some of our past projects and contact us today with any questions.