Ex­pert garden tips and a grand back­yard ren­o­va­tion

Ottawa Business Journal - Ottawa at Home - - CONTENTS - WRIT­TEN BY MARY TAG­GART

HWhile the yard has an ele­gant charm, there are many prac­ti­cal­i­ties in­cor­po­rated with an ir­ri­ga­tion sys­tem that en­sures plant health. The use of con­tain­ers within the de­sign main­tains a balanced ra­tio of hard to soft sur­faces and keeps main­te­nance low.

— JOHN SZCZEPA­NIAK

e is con­sid­ered to be one of Ot­tawa’s top land­scape ar­chi­tects, and gen­uine pas­sion for his work is likely the root of John Szczepa­niak’s well-earned rep­u­ta­tion. With a clear af­fec­tion for the nat­u­ral world, John shares his own garden with

Ot­tawa At Home as well as a grand client project that show­cases his abil­ity to cre­ate unique land­scape so­lu­tions that work for each in­di­vid­ual set­ting.

PHO­TOG­RA­PHY BY MARK HOLLERON

FAC­ING PAGE: Teak chaise lounge, Hauser; THIS PAGE: Coco the Golden Doo­dle finds a shady spot by the pool; pool and spa by DX pools; Bassi Con­struc­tion cre­ated the out­door kitchen; flow­ers cut from the garden en­hance ex­te­rior dé­cor.

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