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Flowers, plants transform grassy slope into sanctuary - The Galveston County Daily News : Features

October 22, 2014

Flowers, plants transform grassy slope into sanctuary

Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2013 12:15 am

It’s hard to believe that Kakie McKinney’s exotic backyard was just a grassy slope with a few trees when she bought her Friendswood home three years ago. The house was built for someone who never lived there, so McKinney was able to add her own touches.

Those touches included extending the backyard patio by nine feet, installing a pool and outdoor kitchen and adding a master bedroom. The patio extension was masterfully handled by Bay Area Design & Landscape. But the main attraction sits just beyond the veranda. The sloping backyard that meanders its way down to Chigger Creek is the pièce de résistance, which includes two separate garden areas divided by an iron grillwork fence.

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