Project No.: 2014-10
Location: Butte, Montana
- Remove old and decaying wall
- Redesign stairs
- Redesign landscape with low maintenance and an area for relaxation
- Repair drainage and improve site to comply with annual water restrictions
The old wall was removed, due to the age, it was bulging and hanging over the sidewalk, nearly falling over. The new wall design features a much taller structure to achieve appropriate grade. The stair case was moved at the owner’s request and framed in between large moss rock boulders. Native plants and path lighting provides year round color and safety. The wall is tiered to allow for planting to soften the height of the wall. All planted areas are amended for maximum soil health and water retention. Butte, Montana imposes annual water restrictions making it necessary for the project to use a minimum amount of water without being affected.
A small water feature was added to provide serenity and drown the noise of passing traffic. A premium blend of Kentucky blue grass was installed to offer an area for the family pets and cool the area in the heat of the summer.
Wagner and Co. re-purposed many plants from the existing project and added an efficient watering system to keep maintenance low.
A “period correct” fence lines the top of the wall, adding safety to guests and pets while remaining attractive to the landscape.