From a high water table to heavy shade, this backyard had many challenging constraints. Juergen and his team responded by formally dividing the backyard into distinct areas with strong lines to bridge each area. By utilizing a variety of materials at their disposal, from lightly coloured flagstone to the subtle use of lighting elements Juergen and his team were able to offset the heavy shade that made the yard feel much smaller than it was. In order to overcome the rooting issues often associated with high water tables, planters were installed. The plants within these planters provided a welcome burst of colour that contrasted the light tones of the flagstone path and the sharp lines found throughout this refined backyard. No matter what landscaping challenge you face, Juergen and his team are sure to find elegant solutions.