This AMAZING natural stone backyard makeover was recently installed in Stevens, PA located in beautiful northern Lancaster County. Installed during the early winter which made it quite cold. Luckily once the fire pit was complete we had the luxury of enjoy the warmth of the fire through the day. We even manage to cook a hot lunch a few days on the grill attachment of the fire pit insert.
The Project included a two tier natural flagstone patio with a smokeless fire pit feature embedded in the top tier of the patio. Natural Stone steps and boulder retaining walls separate the two patio tiers as well as border the edges. Color changing LED landscape lighting was installed around the perimeter along with an impressive outdoor audio system. The project was finished of with surrounding landscaping and a sod yard.
This poolside flagstone patio project featured a patio area constructed using natural irregular flagstone. Seating walls and fire pit in patio area were constructed using natural (Semco ‘Cedar Ridge’) wall block and capped using natural flagstone. The Fire pit was installed with Warming Trends gas insert with manual key valve (180K BTU burner). Running of natural gas line to fire pit, was completed by a certified gas technician. All disturbed lawn areas were graded and seeded after construction. Front and back yard landscaping was renovated with transplanting of some existing and installation of all new plantings. All landscaped bed areas were Edge and mulched except for pool area which was river stone.
Check out this AMAZING Cliff Side Haven we created in a one of a kind backyard. You’ve never seen anything like this before! We were blessed with an amazing backdrop to start painting our canvas. The project included installation of a pond and waterfalls based upon a Howie Supnik design. The layout includes a feed line going about 10-12′ up the stone wall crevice to mimic a spring feed. “Spring Feed” trickles down and joins up with the main raised falls area where the filtration system is located and then combines into a larger waterfall area before spilling into a stream and pond area. The pond is outfitted with a Aquascape skimmer, custom bubbling rock, and under water lighting through out. Aquatic plants were installed throughout the pond, waterfalls, and bog area to complete this amazing one of a kind feature. The Pond system is a closed loop system with the ability to turn off the “spring feed” on days that are windy or when not sitting on the patio.
Also included in this project is a natural stone patio area that is approximately 450 sq. ft. Stone steppers were installed from the lower lawn grade to the raised flagstone patio. The patio area also included a natural stone wood burning fire pit with “smokeless insert” for heating and cooking. A low voltage LED landscape lighting system including 7 up lights, 7 path lights to illuminate the patio and step area as well as 6 under water lights to illuminate the water feature for night-time enjoyment.
New plant beds with premium bark mulch were installed around the patio and pond as per our landscape design. Fine grading, seeding, fertilizer and erosion control matting were installed over all disturbed lawn areas to finish off the project.
The title pretty much sums it all up ” The Most EPIC Backyard EVER” this project is EPIC EPIC EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s a backyard full of dreams all which have come true. Speechless……..? Yup.
The project consisted of the installation of porcelain patio with upper fire pit area and hot tub at far end of patio. Upper patio surface and overlay of existing concrete pad was done in Abbotsford porcelain tile (24″x24″) in ‘Coffee Cream’ and porcelain ‘wood look’ tile in ‘Beachwood’. The lower patio area is constructed of natural irregular flagstone with the lower retaining walls being natural limestone boulders. Upper walls, fire pit, and upper steps were constructed of masonry faced with Piedmont natural stone veneer and capped with Chateau Limestone.
Steps at the lower side are solid treads natural stone treads that match the existing steps at water feature and Chateau Limestone steps. Diving rock is a large natural stone slab similar to steps and bridge at the waterfall. Another boulder retaining wall was constructed along the path. The path leads to another set of natural stone steps leading to a circular natural flagstone patio with natural stone fire pit as well.
Landscape lighting around new pool area featuring the FX luxor system. Included in the lighting system was 34 (under cap) step and wall lights (Zoning, Dimming, and Color Changing), 14 path lights (Zoning and Dimming) on paths as well as natural stone and solid steps and up lights on trees. FX Luxor system to connect with existing lighting system.
This is an additional phase to a project that originally featured a large ecosystem pond with wetland filtration, stone steppers and bubbling urns throughout. The pond has a zero edge waterfall which enters a short stream before dumping into a massive beautiful waterfall. Natural stone steps lead upwards with a large natural stone bridge straddling the stream up to the pond and deck area. Truly EPIC!
This Creative Pool and Patio project included hardscaping, lighting and planting around pool area. The Patio, seating, and retaining walls were all constructed with Techo-bloc products. For the patio around the pool we used Blu 60 pavers, and the various steps were installed using Rocka steps. Retaining walls were constructed using the Mini-Creta Architectural wall block. Natural stone walkway and natural stone dive rock were installed to one end of the pool with some decorative gravel in between. Landscape lighting in this project consisted of Kichler Path, Strip, and accent lighting fixtures. Landscaping including plantings and mulch were installed in all surrounding areas. The project also included grading, seeding, erosion control fabric and general finishing of project area.
This Outdoor fire feature and living area project consisted of the construction and installation of a New patio area. The patio consists of approximately 320 sq ft of ‘Full Color’ natural square cut flagstone. This patio was installed as an addition to an existing paver patio which we did some touch up work on as well. Existing patio was renovated and seating wall was removed along with some existing landscaping. A beautiful 14’x28′ ‘Artisan’ Cedar Pergola was installed over both patio areas. A Fireplace to with 24″ wide opening at 18″ height, with 18″ high hearth in front of firebox, with wood storage boxes on either side. The fireplace was faced with stone veneer to matching the siding on the back of home and capped with 2″ natural flagstone. What a beautiful backyard living area ready for some good ol’ rest and relaxation.
What happens when you combine fire and water in one? Well you get one amazing feature like you’ve never seen! But wait… There’s more! this project featured complete front and backyard landscape renovations.
The front landscape renovation consisted of a complete overhaul to the existing landscape. We installed a Unilock paver walkway and landing leading from the driveway to the front door. Surrounding the walkway was all new landscape beds complete with landscape lighting throughout. Also installed near the front entrance was a beautiful 3 column basalt fountain also complete with landscape lighting.
The back of home got a significant make over as well. A porcelain patio area was installed using 2cm 24″x24″ outdoor porcelain tile. The new porcelain tile was installed over the existing concrete patio. We raised an additional 3 sections of concrete walkway to meet new patio height. Broken flagstone stepping stone path as well as broken flagstone patio areas to left and right sides of water/fire feature were installed as well. Existing awning posts were wrapped with 1″ cedar boards. A gas burner cored into natural boulder was installed in the middle of the water feature to combine the two elemnts in to one amazing feature. The water/fire feature also included a two column basalt fountain as well a custom drift wood stump fountain. The entire area was then completed with all new landscape beds and fine grading and seeding.
This is one amazing Swimming Pool Patio and Living Area which we recently installed in Lancaster, PA. The project consisted of an in ground swimming pool installed by Integrity Pools and Spas. After pool installation was complete we came in and began work on the surrounding outdoor living area. Installation started with the pool sliding board mound and retaining walls which included natural stone steps leading to the top of the water slide. A new Techo-bloc Blu 60 paver patio pool deck was installed around the pool with antika accents and victorien boarder. the seating area to the side of the pool has a beautiful pergola installed above. FX Luminaire landscape lighting includes path lighting, up lighting, and down lighting. The remainder of the are inside the fence was completed with plantings and stone and mulch. To the outside of the fence we finished the project off with approximately 6,500 square feet of sod around the perimeter. This is one amazing backyard, finished up just in time for end of summer enjoyment!
Check out the Before & After of this amazing Retreat in the Woods install earlier this year. This Wooded Retreat project started with the removal of a large area of bamboo roots, re-grading the area after, and installing bamboo containment barrier. All root materials were be excavated and disposed of off site. We then graded the side yard to eliminate mounds and low areas, removed rocks and boulders which were be used on front bank. Grading was also done in preparation for fence installation. Bamboo containment barrier was installed from street down to back of property.
2 truckloads of top soil was hauled in to fill areas where bamboo roots were excavated. The newly installed topsoil was fine graded to prep for the fence and plantings.
Tree work including tree trimming and tree removal throughout the site was done by Arborist Enterprises.
This luxurious portion of this project included a complete landscape design featuring Trees and shrub installation with all disturbed ground covered with natural wood chips. Natural stone steps along driveway were installed using local gray/earth tone treads. The patio surface was installed using natural irregular flagstone, natural stone treads for steps, and PA Limestone boulders to retain grade around patio. The fire pit consisted of a natural stacked stone ring and ‘Zentro’ Smokeless Fire Pit insert. Natural stone paths were installed using natural large irregular flagstone slabs. All landscape lighting installed was Kichler LED light fixtures.
What do you do when you don’t have the grade for an outdoor living area? Well we build the grade for you. Check out this amazing Pool Patio paradise.
This Pool Patio Paradise project included the installation of retaining walls, steps, and patio areas we designed. The lower walls installed were constructed using Redi-Rock ‘Ledgestone’ wall and and New Line Rosetta ‘Belvedere’ wall caps. The wall is approximately 6′ at it’s highest point. As you can tell from the photos this wall had to be in place before and work could begin on the pool area. This backyard was a straight slope before we began. A 3′ wall on upper side by the driveway was installed using New Line Rosetta ‘Belvedere’ wall and caps. Approximately 831 sq ft patio was installed around the pool using Belgard Laffitt Rustic Slab pavers. The steps from the driveway down and from the patio to the yard were installed using Belgard Anchor Landing steps. Fencing was later installed around the entire patio a and pool area. Final site grading and seeding was done upon project completion. All Tree removal included on site before consturction began was handled by Arborist Enterprises. The pool was constructed by Integrity Pools and Spas.