Marquette Clay’s Oklahoma City home is tiny, but what he did to the garden is huge. With a keen eye for design and color, this landscape contractor proves that sometimes less is much more.
Photo by: Ralph Anderson
“Don’t try to cram every idea you’ve seen into a small garden,” says Marquette. Begin by installing necessary hardscape elements such as walks, walls, driveways, and patios. They define areas and set the tone for the garden. To level the once-sloping front yard, Marquette installed a Granbury gold chopped-stone retaining wall and topped it with a classic white picket fence.
A single uplight accents the house number.