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Gallery 7a

This project produced a very dramatic difference.  There are two parts, the landscape of the rear yard and the new retaining walls (Gallery 7b).

Before photos: (top row, position 1 & 2) are ‘before’ photos of the rear patio, while top row, position 3, shows the ‘before’ view up the slope to the house. The tired old brick planters were full of overgrown plants and weeds, and the existing plain concrete patio was cracked and bleak. The slope was relatively steep and provided no access to the patio below. Overgrown shrubs hid the deck and patio from each other. Not a very inviting space to spend time in.

Top row, position 4,is a During photo which shows the job in progress. The old patio and all the old planter boxes and overgrown plants have been removed, and construction of the steps and pondless water feature are almost complete. The house is now actually visible from below.

The bottom row are all After photos showing different angles of the finished product: a new interlocking paver walkway down from the existing deck to a small transitional sitting area, a small synthetic wood bridge crossing over the water feature to a set of steps down to the new paver patio below. The walls and step treads are accented with Bluestone caps. Beautiful plantings complete the restful park like setting. The project also included a stone fire pit area with seat walls and columns, custom wood pergola, dry ceiling under existing deck with outdoor ceiling fan and custom stone-veneered grill with side burner on the patio.

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