Landscape Awards

October 2014

Philip and Pam Dzikowski
9925 Orchard Hills Road

Philip and Pam Dzikowski have been Deercreek residents since 2008. The setting of their ¾ acre lot is particularly attractive, bordered on the right by the cart path leading to the 4th tee. From the screened pool at the back of the house there is an uninterrupted view of the elevated tee and tall trees in a natural area beyond. A bed of knockout roses centers the front view, with a lacy oak, surrounded by a meticulously trimmed bed of Asiatic jasmine, anchoring the right side of the landscape. Sculpted foundation plantings of azalea, viburnum and loropetalum are punctuated by well controlled ligustrums. Visitors are welcomed to the elegant front door by beds and urns of cheerful blossoms of geraniums, zinnias, dianthus and lantana. Philip and Pam manicure the extensive landscape themselves, using two lawn mowers. Each week the shrubs and trees on one side of the house are trimmed, so they never grow out of control. Deer repellent is required to discourage the herd of as many as seven deer who feel comfortable snoozing in their serene backyard. This is a home that is beautiful in all seasons, and we look forward to returning at Christmas when the sculptured plantings form the base for the lights these creative and ambitious neighbors install.