Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

FEB 2018

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stainless steel drawers, and storage areas," Tabor said. "There's also a space for a slide-in cooler." A freeform fireplace was also installed. "We created an arch opening using stone left over from the original construction of the house," which was Indiana limestone, explained Ta - bor. "The mantle is a piece of old curbstone from the city of Youngstown, Ohio, that we cut in half to create an eye-catch - ing, large mantle." The wet cast hearth and top caps match the steps and wall caps that were installed throughout the yard following comple - tion of the kitchen and fireplace. Finally, the softscape and accompanying LED lights were installed. "A built-in hot tub with LED lights was also incor - porated between the second and third terrace," added Tabor. "Built-in speakers were installed in the ground and bar." The project, completed in spring 2017, took 3-5 men working five days a week around two months to complete. LC DBM 10 LC DBM I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 4 4 5 Left In addition to being an aesthetically pleasing feature, the wa- terfall helps to support the third terrace patio. The waterfall proved challenging, as it had to be built with the retaining walls so the backfill wouldn't end up inside the rubber-lined pond. Local creek boulders give the pond a natural look, while Pennsylvania flagstone creates waterfall drops and hides the skimmer and falls box. A 3,000 gallon per hour pump moves the water efficiently while creat- ing an accurate natural falls sound. Hardscapes continued from page 8

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