The house was an early 80s model, surrounded on one side by non-native pachysandra and overgrown shrubs on the other. The young family moving in wanted a fresh look, one that involved native plants and more space for outdoor play and vegetable gardening. We pruned and transplanted shrubs to outlying areas. Then we began with a clean ground layer for a fresh take on native shrubs and perennials. A new front walkway and accent understory trees completed Phase 1.