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"Great! We could not believe all the excellent work done in spite of the torrential rains of March. Now, with the sun shining, our back and side yards are gorgeous. We plan to have them back to do our front yard next year. Sam gave us good contacts to have a new deck built and trees removed. We shopped around, but his friends had competitive pricing, knew what they were talking about and did excellent work."

- Mark J.

Queen Anne property

The Bauers are great folks living on the east bluff in Queen Anne with great upper floor views of Lake Union. Here we created a colorful planting layout from an eclectic mix of shrubs and perennials. We did some repairs on an old stacked concrete debris wall and built sinuous walkways and patio spaces throughout the rear. We placed a granite sphere accent and carefully set an antique piece of the old facade from the Seattle Music Hall as well. It looks great from above and from below. Mrs. B took advantage of Classic's unique ability to offer clients the opportunity to "see the plants before we start", as she visited with our horticultural staff and reviewed leaf color, seasonal variety and plant availability.

Services Provided:

  • Accent Rocks

    We do a lot of work in rock, from small boulders to river cobble, flagstone, and large boulders. Set by our experienced crews by hand or with a large trackhoe, rocks typically installed are local basalt and granite.

    With many other styles, shapes, colors and textures to choose from, we'll make it easy for you to sort through the types and sizes of rock available.

  • Dry Streambeds

    We create these "dry streambeds" for a lot of clients. Inexpensive and visually appealing, this accent accomplishes a number of things, from controlling erosion to channeling drainage.

    Best of all, a dry stream breaks the beds into manageable spaces, allowing you to segment the bed areas for easier maintenance.

    We usually accent them with small mixed grasses, and always line them with a permeable weed barrier.

  • Flagstone

    You can choose from a wide variety of flat stone paving or flagstone.

    We most often use Montana slate, but also work frequently with flat granite, Wilkinson stone, tumbled slate, and a host of other types.

    Usually set in a crushed rock base covered with compacted sand, the stone can also be mortared, custom cut, and fit against other styles of paving for a more eccentric look.

  • Patios

    We do a lot of patios. Keep in mind that you may need a slightly bigger space than you think to set a four-person table where you can still move your chair back without stepping onto the adjacent lawn or bed area.

    First you determine the shape and then you choose the materials. We'll give you a catalog showing stone selections as well as other types of paving to help you choose. You can also visit our sample library in Redmond for more information.

    Add pots and a few Adirondack chairs and...well, suffice it to say that we have to look at the size carefully.

  • Planting Beds

    Planting is what you think of when you think of landscaping, and nobody does it better than we do. We bring perennials that recur every year, beefy, robust evergreen plants that last all year, and fabulously colorful deciduous shrubs and trees as accents. We have acres of plants to choose from and a uniquely flexible way of working that allows you to "see the plants before you start."

    As one of the largest purveyors of Cedar Grove compost in the county, we also rototill or hand-turn your bedsand fertilize all of your new plantings. Best of all, we guarantee it all for one year and offer you a discount card when the dust has settled to shop at the Nursery.

  • Rock Steps

    These simple rock steps, made up of fitted small boulders, are one of the longest-lasting and most cost-effective ways to make steps. We can also make them from flagstone and other types of rock.

  • Walkways

    Creating a pathway through a native area or simply from the garage to the rear patio enables you to fully access your property.

    It can also create a distinctive and low-maintenance transition between beds and lawn areas.

    Constructed of crushed rock, flagstone, pavers, concrete or wood, pathways are one of the most common installations for our experienced crews.

  • Miscellaneous

    We can also coordinate the construction of all types of outdoor amenities, from pools to sport courts and spas.

    Working with us to design this type of construction offers some distinct advantages for you as a client. We design the feature to fit within a budget framework and solicit competitive bids on your behalf as part of your landscape architectural design package.

    Most importantly, these features fit within the overall site design, integrating with planting and other construction. We show you how to stage this effort to minimize site damage and perform the construction efficiently.

  • Garden art

  • Garden pots