Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Shown here is a 'hardscape' project that we intend to do in the near future. Right now, on the right side of our pool, we have stones, which was a big mistake, and they have to go. No matter what we do, weeds keep growing up between the stones, and the area constantly has to be maintained. Plus the stones aren't easy for the kids and our dogs to walk on, it hurts their feet. We had grass in that area at first, but every time the grass was cut, the clippings ended up flying into the pool, making a mess and more work. So we started to look into alternatives and we've decided on this look. The area is about 30'x 60' with an arbor that supports a rather large Wisteria vine, in the upper left corner and the pool shed to it's right. So we will not be adding the summer house that is shown or the fencing around the area. We just like the nice clean look of the Terracotta Bricks and the Paving Stones, which we should easily be able to buy at a nearby place called THE ROCK PILE. There are some planters in the area already and an old fountain that came from our previous home, although it will have to be re-positioned. We aren't using it as a fountain, rather have turned it into a birdbath and have planters and flowers around it for the birds that come to visit our yard.

Since my husband has his work cut out for him right now, this will become a project for 2009. GOD willing.....


niartist said...

I love this look! We have a landscape architect on our street who recently had some stone left over from a landscaping project that she gave to me to "test" in the area that I ultimately decided on the brick for. One of the pieces was the slate as shown in this photo, and it was VERY EXPENSIVE! I think that using regular concrete pavers and the brick is the perfect cost saving solution, and I can't wait to see it come to life in your back yard D! If I were closer I'd help ya! Oooo, you know what you could do!?!?!?! You could always STAIN the concrete pavers!?!?! That would look SO AMAZING! Oooo ... sometimes it's like I have design turrets.

Rue said...

Hi D :)

That will be one gorgeous patio! I can't wait to see your progress :)