When the owners of a new apartment development near Des Moines' East Village approached Perficut with a unique challenge, our team jumped at the chance to help. To create a engaging outdoor experience, our team used green roof trays to build a relaxing communal space. In order to install these materials, two members of our team became Accredited Green Roof Professionals by earning their certification through Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.
The floating paver flooring Perficut installed throughout the courtyard covers built-in irrigation that runs to all the landscaped beds. This method not only creates a system that is functional but also aesthetically pleasing. Perficut selected sedum as a low maintenance and hearty covering for the area. In fact, 4,100-square-feet of sedum was custom-grown in eastern Iowa specifically for this site.
When the City of Des Moines set out to rebuild bridges over the Des Moines River, officials knew that also meant redesigning a stretch of the downtown riverwalk. The Perficut team stepped in to bring that vision to life and help reconstruct the landscaping along the riverfront Long Look Garden.
While the project brought unique challenges like a steep hillside and multi-phase construction, the Perficut team collaborated with the city to effectively and efficiently beautify the riverfront. The team chose shrubs that compliment the area's topography and installed most of the plants by hand because of the steep riverbank.
With an impressive home like this one in Ankeny, Iowa, the Perficut team knew that the outdoor space needed to be equally show stopping. The project included extensive hardscaping, including custom-cut stone surrounding the pool deck, fountains, planters, trim and more. All of the stone was cut specifically for the project and placed for maximum visual impact. Perficut not only created the plans for this large-scale project but also managed the execution of custom elements like a retractable pool covering that is hidden beneath the deck's stone pavers.
The planters surrounding the yard were chosen to match the style of the home and include custom drainage solutions for the juniper trees inside them. The entire backyard has a custom drainage system designed to catch runoff on the patio and divert it to its own intake system.
The entire project has flush, under-mount lighting that provides a soft, downcast glow to the space at night. The backyard is also fully wired with an in-ground surround sound system that can be controlled remotely via smart device.