Sweeping Entry Steps, Ann Arbor, MI

The client was interested in a large set of entry steps, heated for winter weather, to act as the centerpiece for the front yard. The lawn was replaced with a large planting bed of shrubs, perennials and annuals for continual blooms. A ledge rock stonewall separates the bed from a small area of lawn.

Wide steps sweep up to the front door. The lawn was mostly removed and replaced with shrubs and perennials for seasonal color. The stone retaining wall acts as a visual foundation for the house. Colorful annuals are planted for extra color which are different each year such as grasses, russian sage and lavenders.

The ledge rock retaining wall stretches across the entire front lawn and provides cohesion for the landscape design. The entry steps are made with two colors and styles of concrete pavers. A sitting area is incorporated into the steps at mid level.

Cynthia Fink, MLA

Landscape Architect
DC Design, LLC

Ann Arbor, Michigan and environs