Scrapbook – December 2007

Outdoor fireplace a conversation starter
Private residence, Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania
Landscaping designed and installed by Nurney
Landscape & Design, Buckingham, Pennsylvania

A passion for entertaining led to an outdoor fireplace for these homeowners. Constructed along the back of the family’s pool, the fireplace can be viewed from inside the home and entice people outside. A 4-foot drop-off behind the pool presented a challenge, so giant matching boulders were implemented to retain the grade for the fireplace and patio. A cedar arbor encloses the outdoor living space, and plant material was chosen to blend in with the landscape of the golf course grasses. The colors were combined with cedar, earth-tone pavers, natural stone veneer and boulders to match the pool’s “pond-look.”

Price: $100,000

Let the sunshine in
Private residence, South Portland, Maine
Landscaping designed and installed
by Flaggship Landscaping, Gorham, Maine

This homeowner inherited the house from her mother and wanted to improve the landscaping to allow more sunlight in. Flaggship Landscaping removed the existing shrubbery and concrete and created a terraced yard using Transpave sandstone block. New pavers were chosen to match the existing block, and new plantings were designed to fill the area with color and texture during all seasons. The project was especially challenging because it is located along a busy section of U.S. Route 1, and strict homeowner’s association codes required the landscaping not overwhelm the house or other houses in the neighborhood.

Price withheld by owner’s request.

Brick rancher given the ‘formal treatment’
Private residence, Mohrsville, Pennsylvania
Landscaping designed and installed by Nature’s
Accents Landscape Services, Hamburg, Pennsylvania

This east central Pennsylvania couple desired a more updated, formal entrance to their 1950’s brick, ranch-style home. The existing concrete porches were overlaid with natural Pennsylvania bluestone, and anew walkway was constructed using the same material. E.P. Henry Coventry Wall concealed the old porch facades and new pillars and columns completed the formal look. Decorative stone, plant material and landscape lighting highlight the architectural features of the project.

Price withheld by owner’s request.

The Attachments Idea Book
Landscapers use a variety of attachments for doing everything from snow removal to jobsite cleanup, and regardless of how often they are used, every landscaper has a favorite attachment.
Attachments Idea Book Cover