The concept for this landscape is low maintenance, privacy, and level playspace.
Cedar hedging was chosen for privacy, azaleas and ivy for low maintenance cover and evergreen interest.
Earth bags are used prodigiously to retain earth and provide structure for native ferns, moss, and ivy. Level hardscape is used for the lower level patio.
Gravel for a sitting area near the water. And there is a generous level grassy area for a kids playspace.