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|RESIDENTIAL INSTALLATION, CATEGORY IV
Rice's Landscapes Redefined
Rice’s was tasked with creating an authentic Cape-style landscape to
perfectly match the look and feel of the home. The owner wanted an inviting
gated entry to the front door and the backyard entertainment areas of the
home. The irregular PA Bluestone walk leads the visitors from the driveway to the
front door and beyond to the pool and entertainment area. The whimsical
style of the gate neatly frames the soft plantings, while the crisp white color ties
in beautifully with the Cape Cod style of the trim on the house. Carefully
selected groupings add elegance with just the right amount of coastal charm.
The owner of this suburban property wanted to take advantage of their
incredible backyard view. A walkway was installed to provide access to the
lower patio that is located outside the walkout basement doors. Another
coordinating paver walk provides a connection from the driveway to the upper
deck area and to the lower patio / firepit area. The centerpiece of this design is
the firepit patio that is perched on the edge of the slope. A masonry accent
wall retains the slope on the high side.
The Pattie Group, Inc.
The client desired a complete backyard design and installation to incorporate
a large patio, a built-in BBQ, a lounging space with a fire pit and spa area with
a possible water feature, plus additional parking. This shows the new grilling
area just after it was installed with brick to match the house, a granite counter
top and properly draining paver patio. After a year’s growth, the corner
planting with magnolia, hydrangeas, rhododendron, azaleas, hostas, and
ground cover nestles nicely around the bubbling water rock. The expanded
space has a comfortable setting for the spa and firepit area with layered
evergreen background plants for privacy. The built-in firepit is surrounded with
properly drained dry-laid walls and lush plantings.