Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

APR 2014

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Above, Left: The backyard of this vacation house on Beaver Lake, Neb., needed an extensive makeover to become the vacation destination the homeowners envisioned. The addition of a boat dock, swimming dock, seating area and 200 feet of limestone retaining walls was enhanced by an extensive lighting plan that illuminated the walkways, dock areas, walls and landscape features with 137 separate fixtures. Above, Right: The seating area and fire pit were installed between the house and the docks for an optimal view of Beaver Lake. McKay Landscape Lighting used round brass LED fixtures (Aurora) for consistency in design and safety on the stone pathways. More brass LEDs were added as down-lights to illuminate the plantings that surround the patio. Right: A three-man crew installed the same brass LED fixtures (Aurora) along the lake wall in the early winter months of 2013, when the lake was frozen and the water level was low. The client requested lighting that would make the wall visible to boats on the lake, but not so bright that water-borne passersby would be distracted. April 2014 23 Town & Country 022-025.indd 23 3/27/14 1:11 PM

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