Award-Winning Project Connects Spaces Using Hardscaping

Updated Sep 5, 2014

Portfolio1A Pennsylvania landscape team connects inviting outdoor rooms with seamless hardscape elements.

Portfolio2Whether these homeowners want to grill out, grow their own food, warm up by the fire, cool off by the pool or just relax with their family and friends, this extensive hardscape project provides it all.

PA Landscape Group designed and constructed this yard renovation, which rests on a sloped mountainside. When the clients travel up their curving drive to the entry level, they first see the segmental walls.

Next, they are met with natural boulder walls that create a welcoming entry court, giving guests a sense of arrival and the owners an open, usable space.

Portfolio3There’s also a breezeway on the entry level that provides a scenic view of the expansive valley. Down a natural slab cut stone, a landscaped garden ends at the patio living area. To the left of that is a pool with a hardscaped deck for parties or just a relaxing evening.

A grill island, bar and pizza oven, which are covered by a pergola, connect these two areas. Trees, shrubs and other plants help soften up the area and provide pops of color.

Portfolio4The landscape team added raised planters and a greenhouse on the other side of the living area, which is down a few steps. Beyond the fenced area, a waterfall flows down a path of natural slab stone risers to a natural fire pit area. From there, the homeowners and their guests can view the lower front yard and property entrance.

Walking trails connect this area to the entry level, along with wooded trails on the property. This 6,200-square-foot project won the team the “Combination of Hardscape Products, Residential, More than 4,000 square feet” Hardscape North America (HNA) Hardscape Project Award ( PA Landscape Group mainly used Techo-Bloc.

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Project: Private residence, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Landscaping: PA Landscape Group Inc., New Cumberland, Pennsylvania


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