The backyard of Roy and Mary Lou Gandolfi's home had all the makings of a landscape desperatlely in need of an overhaul. Average sized and oddly shaped, the Millcreek property suffered from a list of shortcomings including an awkward slope, scrappy shrubs and an old hot tub and deck that detracted from the design and livability of the modern angular home. To transform their yard from dated to dynamic, the couple turned to Jayson King, landscape designer and principal of Landform Design Group.

Changes made: Transformed a difficult-to-maintain back corner with stylized, easy care plantings.

Installed steel retaining walls to support a new, slightly sloped landscape.

Created a bold focal point using a steel orb planter shaped on a bed of rock, and removed multiple utility poles.

Jayson King, landscape designer and principal of Landform Design Group

For more photos visit our Backyard Bravado gallery, for the full story check out the Spring issue of Utah Style & Design on newstands now.

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