Dream Yards: Natural Landscaping Ideas
Looking for natural landscaping ideas and inspiration? Then, check out this Knoxville, Tennessee family’s outdoor living space that’s perfect for both work and play.
Natural landscaping inspiration for work and play.
Set on 15 acres along the Tennessee River, the Levys’ home has been a four-plus-year dream in the making. And, the dream has become a reality. Today, it doubles as home base for Daniel’s architecture firm—and Kendel’s homeschooling endeavors. And, its backyard lays at the “heart” of this communal gathering space.
Be it the water, gardens or mountains, their home’s six decks and 200+ windows provide a connection to the outdoors. Simply put, their home is an extension of the natural landscape around it.
When asked about their favorite outdoor spaces, Kendel notes the pond that serves as their backyard backdrop. It’s where their kids, family and friends fish, swim and recreate on a daily basis. “It draws their heart and brings adventure and beauty to the place,” she says.
For Daniel, the natural landscape elements their landscape contractor has helped create tops his list. Stone hardscaping and a water feature seamlessly blend their backyard into the natural environment, he remarks.
A “natural” reflection.
When asked how their outdoor living spaces reflect them as a family, Daniel answers seriously, yet lightheartedly. “The outdoor shower,” he says, exemplifies just how much time the family spends outside getting dirty.
Partners in beautification.
Jane’s visit ends with Daniel thanking Seeds of Change for helping create their dream backyard. Similarly, Ian Dovan (S.O.C. owner) acknowledges his gratitude for the partnership, and the role Exmark mowers have played in its success.
Now that you’ve had a taste, what will your dream yard look like?