This project was a complete overhaul. The challenge was to improve the grading and natural drainage to resolve the years long issue of standing water and poorly draining soil. We were able to achieve that by removing everything including trees, plants, lawn, sidewalk, and driveway in order to start with a clean slate. We improved the grading and elevations in both the front and the back to alleviate the problems with natural drainage and we incorporated multiple dry creeks along with catch basins and drainage for all downspouts. We also installed a new irrigation system that waters more efficiently and is not compounding the drainage issues. The next step was to install a new concrete driveway with a paver border and apron to give it a new look as well as accentuate the landscaping. We continued the paver theme with a walkway from the driveway all the way to the back patio where we have a natural gas fire pit and just enough space to sit around it in the evenings without having to deal with fire wood or smoke. The landscaping was designed to soften the red brick of the house and we used ornamental grasses extensively in the front and back to give us the aesthetic we were looking for. The low voltage lighting was the final touch in creating an environment that is warm and inviting.