Check out this amazing before and after of a front entrance landscaping renovation project we completed earlier this year. The front entrance pillars and landscaping project included installation of landscape beds on front bank along road and installation of two pillars. Pillars are approximately 4′ tall, 34″x34″, and faced with natural stone veneer matching the stone on home, and capped with 2″ thick, 36″x36″ natural flagstone caps. The house number is engraved on stone and installed on one of the pillars. atop the pillars are beautiful top mounted lights to finish it off. This project is located in Lancaster, PA.
This Amazing Dream Backyard Project features just about all the options you have ever dreamed about having in your very own backyard. We just recently completed this project and as you can tell from the video and photos below it’s quite the dream backyard. But dreams can came true, and for these homeowners they certainly have. So proud of our team for coming together and installing another amazing backyard paradise. The outdoor living area features everything from fire to water and includes multiple travertine patio areas, flagstone and travertine walkways, stone steps, pondless waterfall, landscape lighting, outdoor audio, fire pit, and landscaping. To think were the project came from a decrepit old deck to this beautiful work of art is almost unreal!
Travertine Patio and Fire Pit
The dream backyard project included the installation of various hardscape items including travertine patio, Seating walls, Steps, and walkways. The patio material is silver travertine laid in French pattern. The patio area is approximately 1,012 sq ft with antiqued finish and natural edge. All walls and steps are constructed using natural stone Semco ‘Cedar Ridge’ sawn wall stone. Caps and stair treads are constructed of natural stone ‘Chateau Limestone’ 2″ thick and 14″ deep, thermal top and rock faced edges. Cap stone for grill wall is 18″ wide polished and sealed top. Under grill area the patio is outdoor ‘wood look’ porcelain tile. A Semco ‘Cedar Ridge’ 57″ Fire Pit with Large Zentro ‘Smokeless’ insert is installed on the lower patio area. As of these pictures and this video the fire pit insert has yet to be installed. Sealing of Travertine surfaces using GST stain blocking sealer will be completed once the project is entirely finished. Stepping stone pathway to the side of the home is full color Pa Flagstone irregular steppers.
Landscape beds, plants, trees, edging and mulching was done around the entire back and side yards of the home using triple cut bark mulch. Plant variety and size specifications were all chosen by our amazing designer Wes. The landscaping portion of this project also included the grading, lawn repair, and seeding of all the areas damaged and disturbed during construction.
A 15′ pondless waterfall was installed into the new landscape to the side of the lower patio for maximum viewing. The waterfall features approximately 15 foot of stream with multiple waterfalls. Two side by side spillways merge into a wide stream with a small waterfall before turning and going into the final falls at the basin area. The Waterfall is outfitted with low voltage LED underwater landscape lighting throughout.
The Outdoor Sound System installed was a TRU Audio 4 speaker system and 12″ outdoor hardscape subwoofer. This system also includes the amplifier which is located in the home owners basement as well as Apple Airport Express and Blue Tooth Connection.
Siding work to be completed is still unfinished as of the time this video and pictures were shot. Siding was removed and salvaged in areas need for the patio and electrical work. Siding in areas of new outdoor living space to include: new vinyl siding on entire rear kitchen/bathroom wall from top to bottom as well as Piecing in around lights and sliding door on adjacent wall and in back of garage.
Natural Stone outdoor Living Area
This Natural Stone Outdoor living Area features tons of amazing natural stone work throughout the project. The installation features a natural stone pool deck, broken flagstone paths, entrance patio at pool house, and natural stone waterfall at pool. Pool deck, patio, and paths are constructed using full color irregular PA flagstone. Joints in flagstone patio were filled with Unilock ‘EZPro’ joint material. Spaces between stones in path have lawn installed. An additional broken flagstone patio area in back of home was also installed.
The Pool Waterfall is constructed using Semco ‘Weathered Limestone’ with stone outcroppings and boulders placed in areas surrounding waterfall and back side of pool for more natural appearance. Landscaping was installed around the backside of the waterfalls to further naturalize the apperance and disguise the pool equipment.
Front Stone Walkway
Flagstone walkways and steps were installed in multiple areas around the home. The Main entrance to the home features a long spaced flagstone walkway with natural stone natural stone steps and landing area. Two separate side entrance’s to the home are also complete with natural stone steps and landing areas. Landing and step risers were finished with matching stucco.
Cobblestone Walkways and Driveway Accents
Other paths around the house are bordered with gray Belgium block cobble stone, lined with 3/8″ decorative pebble, with stone base and separation material beneath. Two belgium block driveway bands as well as linear belgium block driveway curbing along the flower bed edges at the driveway were installed in the front of the home.
Also included in this project is the installation of the low voltage LED landscape lighting system. The Coastal Source system with vintage brass finish included path lights, uplights, and niche lights.
Landscape beds, plants and trees, and pine needle mulch were installed through out the property. There was also a significant amount of regrading and seeding done.
Water retention Basins
Two large underground water retention basins were installed on separate sides of the the property. These basins will house the majority of the run off from the entire roof area and allow it to percolate back in to the soil.
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This Driveway Landscape project consisted of a complete renovation to the driveway entrance. As well as the surrounding area. The project included stone veneered retaining walls, landscape beds, plants and trees, and landscape lighting per our landscape design. The retaining walls and pillars on both sides were constructed using concrete block and faced with stone veneer. Some tree and brush removal had to be completed to make room for excavation and installation. Fine grading and seeding was done to all disturbed areas. Some of the upper areas of the driveway had to be re-graded. This allowed for proper storm water runoff. Low voltage lighting was also installed along retaining walls and throughout the surrounding landscape. After landscape and hardscape installtion was complete the beginning part of the driveway was re-paved and sealed. This project was installed in Ephrata, PA.
Check out the video below for drone footage of the entire project!
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This Pool Landscaping project consisted of installing a complete new landscape around a new installed pool. The pool landscaping included new landscape beds and plant material as well as buffer planting on the right side of the home. Landscaping was installed around the deck and patio are directly behind the house. The spa area included a stone setting base for the hot tub. A flagstone walk and stone mulch bed were installed leading up to the hut tub area. Landscaping was also installed along the foundation of house. A Natural Stone Boulder Wall was installed behind the pool towards the back of the property. The boulder wall is approximately 87 feet long and 3 feet high and constructed of limestone. Centered in the wall is a set of square cut flagstone steppers. The steppers lead to the natural stone steps leading to the backyard play area. Below the boulder wall is a landscaping bed runs the distance of the wall. This bed includes plantings with a river stone mulch. Above the boulder wall there is another bed full of plantings finished off with bark mulch. All of the areas disturbed by the pool installation and landscaping were fine graded and seeded. The final seeding was finished off with erosion control matting and straw mulch. The fence around the pool area and the landscaping has yet to be installed at the time of these photographs. This project is located in Lancaster, PA
Embankment Landscape installation
Check out this amazing embankment landscape make over. From before to after the transformation is quite amazing. The Embankment Landscaping project consisted of a complete landscape renovation. Impossible to mow or maintain in any way the embankment needed renovation. The idea was to transition this embankment into a beautiful functional piece of property. Being that this is the front yard to the home. Also located at an intersection. So it was important to upscale the curb appeal and view. New landscape beds and new plant material were installed as well as edged and mulched the new landscape beds. Areas of lawn were regrading to provide functionality. All damaged and graded areas were seeded upon completion. Grass areas of the embankment have been converted to lawn that can now be mowed and maintained. The project also included installation of a boulder retaining wall at the bottom of the hill. As you can see from the before picture. This was partially in progress in the photo. Additional accent boulders were installed throughout the landscape beds. There is 2 sets of steps installed on the front bank. The steps are Techo-Bloc ‘Raffinato’ Steps, Greyed Nickel color.
Besides the massive front bank, landscaping was installed throughout the rest of the property. A stone extension was added to the driveway area surrounded by landscape beds. The lower side driveway swale was dressed with colorful river gravel to ease runoff. Other landscape beds installed included a roadside landscape buffer. As well as large backyard bank planting bed. The bank bank features various landscape boulders as well as a double wide set of steps on the back bank. These are also Techo-Bloc ‘Raffinato’ Steps installed side by side. This embankment landscape project is located in Lancaster, PA.
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This Front yard landscape renovation included removal of existing landscaping. We then installed new landscape beds in the front and side of the home. All new plants, trees, and mulch were installed. Stone mulch was installed in the beds and along the side of the new garage addition. Disturbed areas in the lawn were fine graded and seeding at the projects completion. Landscape lighting, up lights were installed on trees. Wash lights were installed on the front of house as well. Removal of short step at front door was replaced with a beautiful natural blue stone step. The front concrete porch was overlaid with thermalled Pennsylvania flagstone. The landscape project was installed in Lancaster, PA.
This is the complete outdoor living package. The project consists of just about everything one would want in their backyard. The large poolside outdoor living project has tons of different features throughout the property. The largest and most noticeable feature being the large timber frame pavilion. The pavilion sits above a massive wood burning fireplace. A large chimney and stone veneer accent this beautiful fire feature surrounded by a spacious outdoor living room. The fireplace hearth also includes wood storage sides.
To the right of the outdoor living room is a one of a kind pool house. The pool house is surrounded by a paver patio area that connects to the existing concrete. The pool house features a natural stone top bar area with stone veneer. inside is room for storage and changing and also includes a restroom.
The pool area is surrounded by stone veneered sitting walls and pillars as well as matching pillars at the base of the pavilion. The seating walls and pillars finish of with thermal flagstone caps.
An outdoor kitchen and dining area was installed under the existing deck. The outdoor kitchen in complete with custom made granite counter top and dining table area. It includes a gas grill and double side burner, as well as a refrigerator and underneath storage areas and in complete with stone veneer.
Next to the outdoor kitchen are is a hillside pondless water feature. The limestone bolder waterfall stretches approximately 15 feet with multiple cascading waterfalls.
Landscape lighting was installed throughout the pool area as well as the surrounding landscape beds and walkway areas.
New landscape beds and plants were installed inside of pool fence as well as beds around front and side foundation of home. Sod was installed on disturbed areas inside of pool fence, and grading and seeding was done to areas outside of the fence. Plantings were also installed in existing beds on front slope and a new bed to left of the driveway entrance. All beds were finished off with a fresh coat of mulch.
This project is located in the beautiful hillside of Lancaster County, PA.
This project consisted a massive extreme front entrance makeover of this beautiful historic home in Lancaster, PA. We began the project by doing some major demolition and removal of the existing aged concrete patio and walkway at the main entrance to the home. The existing landscaping in the front of the home was also removed. After demo and general clean up were finished we began the new construction.
The patio base was excavated and installed followed by footers and block seating walls. The seating walls were veneered with stone to complement the home’s exterior look and finished of with flagstone caps to match the patio and walkway stone. The patio, walkway and steps are all equipment with an extensive heating system to deter snow and ice accumulations during the frigid winter months.
The walkway leads off to a stone veneered custom address pillar and flagstone landing area finished off with a granite slab border. The pillar is constructed to match the seating walls at the front patio with the same stone veneer and matching flagstone cap.
the window wells around the home are outfitted with belgium block window wells to help retain the altered grade and give a unique look. They also compliment the granite curbing by the front landing.
The side entrance to the left of the home features a flagstone landing with a similar look to the patio and walkway. There is a broken flagstone walkway leading from the side landing to the front entrance. Stone steppers lead from the opposite side of the landing down to the driveway area.
Landscape lighting is installed throughout the property. There is up lighting on the trees as well path lighting along the walkways. Lighting is also installed to accent the seating wall and patio as well as up-lighting on the front of the home. The entire property look gorgeous day or night!
Landscaping, soil amendments, edging and mulching were installed as per Howard J. Supnik’s landscape design to finish of this amazing front entrance makeover.
To complete the project we did some weeding and general clean up and mulching of the existing landscape beds around the home. Along with some touch up seeding of disturbed areas.