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This new waterfront home in Oxford resides on a grandfathered lot with breathtaking views of Town Creek. Critical Area Buffer Reforestation required 30 new trees and nearly 130 shrubs be planted on this half acre site. Despite the dense reforestation requirements, the owners asked that their water views be maintained. Their list of needs and desires also included screening the neighboring house, sufficient guest parking, a vegetable garden and potting shed, and a storm water management program for a house without gutters. Our solution includes native plantings around the house to slow and absorb runoff, then channeling the balance along bed edges to three depressed garden locations where rain water has the opportunity to seep completely into the ground. Clustered plantings around the perimeter of the site enhance and frame creek views while further slowing rainwater runoff.

heike nolker, ASLA landscape architect

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