Brutal. It’s not a word one often associates with a backyard, but landscape architect Myke Hodgins had hit upon the mot juste in this case. At the rear of a neo-Georgian house in Montreal’s Golden Square Mile, the yard is in a little urban canyon, surrounded on three sides by multi-storey apartment buildings.
t’s time to think about landscaping. The snow is disappearing, and soon your garden will be revealed in all its . . . dullness?
One way to add interest is through hardscaping. Nowadays, this can be achieved with preformed pavers or slabs that provide form and function, texture and practicality, colour and durability. They’re ideal for just about any outdoor application: large terrace or secluded patio, substantial driveway or winding path, dividing wall or poolside edging.