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Going beyond builder-basic

There are a lot of “builder basic” landscapes in Vancouver, and landscaping is often one item that gets pushed further down the priority list, or even forgotten about entirely when building a new home.

Luckily, with our help, your new dream home can look like it from the outside, too.

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Sunbathing on the patio

Here’s an awesome example of how a landscaper can take a fine yard and turn it into something incredible. The first image here is the yard we started with.

As you can see, the redesign of this backyard not only made it a more practical space to entertain and relax in, but the clean lines of the patio make the area feel easily twice as large.

We were able to help the homeowner keep their personal style in the look of the space, and now this backyard can be shared even better with friends and family.

If you want to get a lot more out of your yard, or are just sick of that cookie cutter builder basic landscaping, give us a call and we can give you something you’ll love.

Custom step and pathway patterns

There are a number of popular hardscape patterns for pathways, driveways, and patios. Here’s a breakdown of some of the more common requests.

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Here are two different patterns we used on a recent project. These patterns are a custom pattern one of our reps designed with input from the homeowner. The homeowner liked an element of a popular design, but the space and specifics of the project required us to improvise a way to implement that shape into the greater pattern that would look cohesive on the property.

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Do you have a mental picture of a pathway for your home in Vancouver? Would that sloped area in your yard in Camas really benefit from some steps? Want that rustic cobblestone look to tie together your front yard in Portland? We can work with you to make that into a reality. Give us a call.

Grading on a curve

Here’s a recent paver project we did. This is a small project that looks pretty unassuming at first glance. multigradepavers

You might not be able to tell, but there’s a large tree root growing here– the concrete sidewalk panel was suspended half in the air (like a see-saw!), lifted off the ground by the root.

Our crew installed these pavers on more than half a dozen distinct grades so that the tree root can grow and shift without breaking the pathway. The pavers will shift and adjust to the root’s growth. This is a common concern in older construction areas. The customer agreed that our paver solution fit in nicely with the look of this particular downtown Vancouver neighborhood.

Working with what you have

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We created this sitting area by incorporating the space around it into our plan. This could have been installed this way, and if you didn’t know what it looked like beforehand, it would be impossible to notice.

The challenges here are in making sense of the space, and incorporating the elements that were already present to present a finished product that still looks cohesive.

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Comparing the before and after shots makes the project look simple, but this is an aspect of our work that we’re always looking to share. We brought in flagstone that included some more of the same colors and even left two of the pillars from the water feature we removed to serve as outdoor seating. Now this is a much more accessible space, and it’s exactly what our client was looking to see.

We do a lot of exciting construction projects involving either completely tearing out existing landscaping or working on fresh dirt. Not every project starts like that, though– and we can get great results working with what’s already there.

Do you have an area of your yard that you love, but you wish you could see all around your property? Do you wish that patio feature, walkway, or garden area was just a little different? Give us a call, and one of our consultants can work with you to make it happen.