Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

MAR 2014

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Below: Eagle Bay products made up all of this paver pool deck with a raised patio, hot tub, tanning ledge, spillovers, walkways and driveway installed by Basnight Land & Lawn Inc. The pool deck is Jefferson-colored Chatham stone. The coping is Chesapeake-colored bullnose. Walls were made from Jefferson highland stone and the border courses from Chesapeake cottage stone. Over 100 pallets were needed. The project was completed under strict guidelines set forth by the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act. Weather played a major factor in the winter months since the property in Chesapeake, Va., is surrounded by water on three sides. The pool was installed by Blue Water Pools. Left: Homeowners in Erie, Pa., were seeking a new hardscaped look for their suburban backyard that would use their existing clay brick pavers, fountain, and a small garden wall, so Dahlkamper Landscape designed and installed a curvilinear Italian-style plaza. To provide a different color palette, the project incorporated a contrasting paver; Unilock's Brussels block in a Sierra color, and a half-stone, double basket weave pattern. The existing pavers were used on the path and as a border to tie together the old and the new. The raised patio with its large central oval contrasts with the rectangularity of the house and provides a large open space with the flexibility of usage the homeowners required. Hosta and rudbeckia are planted in the foreground. The ornamental tree on the left is a serviceberry. The backdrop is hemlock and hydrangea. 46 LC DBM Above: The homeowners of this property in Ottawa, Ontario, had a landscape dilemma; a dramatic elevation change. Jonathan Robert Landscape + Design suggested connecting the upper pool patio and lower patio with natural-looking Maya steps from Techo-Bloc. The project also featured Blu60 slabs and flagstone pavers in the lower patio, the Mini-Creta blocks in the retaining wall, and a Valencia fire pit. 044-049.indd 46 2/27/14 11:06 AM

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