Tucked on the shores of Newfound Lake in Hebron, NH, this landscape is made for relaxing.
Busy owners challenged the Belknap Landscape team to renovate their property to a relaxing sanctuary. As the design and building process progressed, consideration was given to the sights, sounds, and smells the homeowners would enjoy throughout the four seasons.
Dominating this landscape is an oversized water feature. At over thirty feet long and dropping one story in elevation, the sounds of a babbling brook from several small waterfalls permeate the property. Natural stone and meandering pools create an illusion of a natural spring on the hillside, yet the feature is handmade, and the water is recycled.
A small seating area for two complements the top of the water feature, where the owners have privacy while enjoying one another’s companionship. Meandering down the waterfalls and stream is a pathway framed by dwarf species of plants, shrubs, and carefully selected ornamentals. A small bridge crosses over the water, guiding walkers up stone steps to a spacious millstone patio.
The patio and custom firepit are versatile enough to be an entertaining space for several guests, an area for a table and chairs, or a family gaming area. Stone benches behind the firepit double as firewood storage, with a pleasing backdrop of a small, turfgrass nook.
The patio extends beneath a deck supported by custom stone-clad columns built by Belknap Landscape masons. Riverstone drip edge and ground cover frame stepping stones leading to a hot tub, where hydrangeas and ornamental shrubs provide privacy.
Sweeping yet functional lawn areas balance the creative elements of the uniquely designed landscape features.
Ongoing, professional care includes mowing, pruning, weeding, irrigation, and general maintenance. The private oasis comes alive thanks to continuing plant health care, assuring plants and trees remain lush, healthy, and viable. Weekly visits by a dedicated account manager and operations team ensure this property is always in its best condition for the owner’s enjoyment.