Issues that were addressed included grading to drain water away from the house. Drains were installed along the front walk to keep water from accumulating. Drains were installed on side yard walk to drain water accumulating from the roadway. The front hill was mounded and a rip rap swale was constructed to control water run off.
Deer resistant plantings were a challenge and the choices have been a success. Boulders were used to raise grades and retain soil in planted areas.