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New, fresher backyard in Seattle, WA

One more project is done and one more happy house owner!

Fresh, green grass – perfect for party-gathering and enjoying sunshine

New Fence was also installed

 

In the process

Before

  

 What exactly did we do? Here is a scope of work

Grading / Back of Property

1. Removed up to 20 yards of topsoil.

2. Slope and grade hillside.

3. Installed natural boulder rock steps along side of hillside grass / fence line.

Landscape Miscellaneous Items / Back of Property

1. Demo and removed failed boulder water feature (20’x20’).

2. Demo and removed lower yard concrete and landscape (1900 sq. ft.)

3. Removed 10 x plantings around back yard landscape.

4. Installed 3 x zone of irrigation for turf/ 1 zone in back yard, 2 zones in front yard.

5. Installed 2600 sq. ft. of new sod.

6. Demo and disposed of concrete steps leading to lower yard. (19’x4’)

Cedar Estate Fencing / Back of Property

1. Demo and removed all fencing and landscape needed for new installation.

2. Installed pressure treated cedar posts every 8’ in concrete.

3. Installed 250’ x 6’ cedar slat rail with 2 x swing gate at each side of property.

4. Fencing tiered with landscape.

5. Removed and disposed of all landscape and construction debris.

 

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Seattle Urban Oasis

Transblue is the leader of world class construction. Transblue designs and builds stunning landscape masterpieces that enhance your outdoor living space and increase your quality of life. These designs are not just projects – they are birthday parties, anniversaries, celebrations, and quality time you’re your family and friends.

This Street of Dreams project was performed in the heart of Seattle. This contemporary urban design built behind a large modern home with a very small back yard. Taking this little back yard and transforming it into a Seattle Urban Oasis was exactly what Transblue did.

Transblue removed approximately 100 yards of soil to enlarge the backyard space, so that all owners’ friends and family could enjoy the space simultaneously, without feeling confined or overcrowded.

After that Transblue installed two beautiful 45 foot retaining walls. The base wall was 4ft tall and the upper wall a perfect 2 feet in height. The upper wall was intentionally spaced for gorgeous landscape plantings to be installed in the bed space separating the two walls.

However, that was not the end of the transformation. The water feature was installed into the wall, and dropped into a custom-built patio, which was sunk into the ground 18 inches, providing a very tranquil, deep, private patio space. With water falling directly into the patio, this place became the perfect spot to escape the busy Seattle surroundings.

And to finalize transformation the space was surrounded by environmentally, pet and child friendly synthetic turf. The turf was of the highest quality and provides an outdoor living space that requires zero maintenance. The pavers where large 2ft by 2ft pavers that enhance the feel of the property and create an incredibly relaxing backyard space. Custom lighting was installed under each wall cap and in front of the waterfall to make this a perfect place to spend warm summer evenings. Fencing and colorful plantings were installed around the living space to create the perfect Seattle Urban Oasis. This back yard is perfect for relaxing with friends and family or entertaining guests for special events!

Our clients did not believe it was possible to gain so much space and build such an amazing living space to spend time with loved ones! This space was design to be used all year long, no matter what weather conditions come through Seattle! From design to installation, from conception to completion, the designers and installers expertly delivered the perfect solution to what was thought, an unusable, urban, Seattle backyard, and now is a wonderful backyard to relax and celebrate events! Transblue delivered and superseded their clients’ expectations with this incredible project!

Seattle Urban Oasis

Retaining wall, water feature, lights

For a consultation contact the experts at Transblue today.

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Synthetic turf and dogs

cute little dog

April is still here, and it is a National Pet Month (you can read about it here)! Who doesn’t love their pets? They are part of our families and that’s why we decided to write about pet-friendly synthetic turf.

Synthetic turf has many benefits, but let’s talk about pet-specific benefits. So why it is a good idea to have synthetic turf for the dogs lovers? First of all, it is digging. Synthetic turf for pets is more durable, so you won’t get holes in your grass here and there. Also, it will keep your dog’s paws clean of mud, which will save you a lot of headache. Second, and most important thing to know is “a potty problem”.  Synthetic turf for pets is easier to clean off excrement and you don’t have to worry that some of special synthetic cleaners will kill your grass. Urine is even worse, because it easily can kill your real grass, permanently burning it (permanently means that nothing will grow on that spot, unless you replace the soil). Keep in mind though, that you need to pick a synthetic turf with good drainage and right infill. For example, regular sand (which normally is the cheapest option) is not a good idea for pets synthetic turf, because it will hold the odor and year or two later you will regret that you went with this option. One time we were invited to change a synthetic turf for dogs’ playground, which was located on the roof of the building. Synthetic turf was only two years old, but… it stank so badly, that owners had to change it. Why it happened? Because regular sand was used. And lastly, one more benefit is that fleas, ticks and ants (and even snakes!) don’t like synthetic turf too much, so it will help protect your pet and your house from some unwanted neighbors.

Synthetic turf might be pricey, but it can last 15 years and more, if installed by qualified professionals. Transblue installs lots of synthetic turf and we have great options for the pets. If you have more questions, you always can call us, and find out more about synthetic turf for the dogs.

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Luxury Outdoor Remodeling

Retaining wall, water feature, lights

Transblue builds beautiful outdoor living spaces. We always happy to make your dream to come true! Look at this wonderful backyard transformation, step by step:

Beginning of work, clearing the space:

Work In the process, retaining wall and fence building:

 

Retaining wall and patio finished, synthetic turf installed

Water feature, plants and lighting are added. Finished project:

Call us today to find out more about luxury outdoor and what we can do for you!

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Art in your Yard

Fountain

Yard art isn’t plastic pink flamingos and gnomes anymore!!! Yard art has a whole new meaning nowadays. While nature always takes center stage in the garden, you can always accentuate the look by adding amazing art pieces that bring a unique flare to your backyard. Art canhouse number sign be incorporated into seating, fountains, planters, and the overall landscape architecture.

A fun way to incorporate art into your front yard in a sleek and stylish way is to use your address signage and mailboxes in a fun and unique way. This also creates curb appeal in a unique way fit to your style. Stand out from your neighbors by personalizing this front area of your home!

pretty house number sign

 

 

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Seating is a practical way to incorporate art in your yard. It could be a whimsy flower garden bench or a modern sleek custom-made seating. By creating conversation pieces within your yard, you can rest assured that there will never be a lull in your backyard!

art bench

After your guests have gotten comfortable – give them something to look at! Fire pits and fountains are interactive ways to welcome your friends and family. Fire pits can be used year-round for smores and cozying up after a long day. By combining fire and water features it’s a guarantee show stopper!

Art can be within all areas of your yard. If you have a theme or overall feel to yourfire pit  outdoor space, it’s easy to incorporate it throughout. The fence, tree placement, water features, gazebos, and of course patio design can all include art into your yard. It could be an upcycled whimsy garden feel, an Japanese retreat, or a super modern crisp back yard.

 

 

 

Of course, if flamingos are the theme of your yard, I found a 9 foot one here. Yes, a 9-foot-tall flamingo. It’s a bargain for $10,000. Call us today and we can help you design your landscape around your new yard art piece!

9-foot-tall flamingo

 

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Enhanced Backyard

House backyard, retaining wall

Transblue can transform your backyard into anything you want! Fire-pit? Sure! Water feature? Yes, please! And throw stone stairs on top of that!

Just let us know what you dream about, and we will do it for you! Look at our new project and a beautiful result:

Fire-Pit, Water Feature and Flagstone

firepit, water feature, backyard

Stone Stairs

Stairs