It always starts with a plan. We can work with an existing design, if you have one, or we can help you with this process. Here are some examples of our past designs. We create 2D designs to get an idea of the price for the landscape project. These designs are for the contractor's use only, but can be purchased if you would want to get comparable bids from other builders. If engineering is needed, we need to outsource to a structural engineer. We do not have a landscape architect on staff.
After creating a 2D plan view drawing to make sure the layout appeals to the client, a 3D layout can be created.
Find inspiration. It starts with the base of the landscape: the patios.
Pavers continue to gain popularity. With so many choices, you can create anything from a modern to a more rustic feel.
Natural stone is always appealing. Some stone don't need a concrete base, simply a compacted base rock foundation.
Do you need to level an area to make room for the patio? A seat wall around the perimeter of the patio works well
Travertine is a natural material, while tile is man made. They are usually both squares or rectangles, set in patterns.
If you feel like you're adding too much hardscape, but still need another walkway or a large driveway, gravel is a great option.
Natural or synthetic, decks are a great solution to annoying tree roots that keep lifting up pavers, and a beautiful addition to a modern landscape which is in need of some softening. Any elevated steps are also easiest built with wood.
Secondly - do you need to add any shade or cover?
For full protection against both sun and rain, a covered roof will add an entire extra room for you to you at any time of the year.
If you don't need to cover an area entirely, you can choose to include a pergola. Although not water proof, you will still get some shade, and a structure to hang any lighting fixtures needed.
What do you want to do in your back yard for fun? Cooking? Serving drinks? Swimming or playing sports?