This front yard had a large lawn that sloped from the top elevation to the city sidewalk. The owners wanted to modify the elevation and add a walkway from the city sidewalk to the front door. A walkway from the driveway to the front door already existed. The addition of a curved retaining wall achieved the goal of leveling the front yard, making it more usable for their children. The brick cap on the wall brings simply repeats the existing brick on the house. The wide entry steps that cut through the retaining wall allow for multiple visitors to access the main walk to the front door. Lights in the wall illuminate the steps for safety. Tree roses frame the steps and add interest. Plants added on the northern exposure of the residence include Daylilies, Coral Bells, Dianthus, Ferns, Hydrangea, Azalea topiaries, and Japanese Maple.