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The Great Wall of …Inspiration

Not to get all architect-y, but being landscape architects, we like obsessing over the details in some older designs – beauty is in the details – really! It’s those details that added so much to a person’s everyday surroundings in the past, and are missing so often from life today.   If you can remember […]

A Unique Stone Wall Design In A Rural Setting

Every once in awhile, we run across a unique architectural feature that deserves to be investigated. Whether an architectural feature on a home or one in the landscape such as a trellis, entry gate or wall, we just want to know more about it. So, not too long ago when we were on one of […]

Unique Concealed Light Fixture Illuminates Walls From the Top

Are you looking for an outdoor landscape light for shorter (4’ or less) walls and masonry columns where ground level uplighting won’t work because of location? Usually, the type of light fixtures that are used to accent walls are installed at ground level and directed upward toward the wall. These types of light fixtures work […]

Natural Stone: Wall Stone & Flagstone

Homeowners seem to really like the idea of using natural stone for many outdoor projects. What wall, patio or terrace, entry walk, or porch stoop wouldn’t be enhanced in some way from the intrinsic beauty of natural stone?   Limestone, sandstone, and bluestone are some popular natural stones for outdoor home improvement projects. These stones […]

Garden Retaining Wall

Even low garden-type retaining walls need to be built using proper construction methods to remain a long lasting feature for your yard. Our Mom has a low retaining wall in the backyard that kept falling over in a number of spots along the length of the wall. It had been installed a number of years ago […]

Brick Wall Patterns

Classic outdoor brick walls have graced the outdoor spaces of all sizes of houses for centuries. Whether used to help define a property edge or accent a garden, the appeal of the outdoor brick wall has remained unchanged. Enhance your outdoor spaces with the beauty and classic tradition of brick … The traditional brick bonds […]

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