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In many areas of the country, permeable pavers are becoming the preferred hard surface for parking lots, drive ways, patios, and walks. This is due largely to the capability of permeable paver systems to manage water run-off and absorb that water. The absorbed water can either be recycled by being stored in a cistern with filtration system for irrigation or livestock watering. The water can also be drained naturally into the ground to percolate down to the water table. (more…)

If you’ve read our blog about our “Legacy Method”, you know that we’re all about providing an option for craftsmanship and longevity in relation to hardscape projects such as patios, driveways, paths, and outdoor living spaces. That’s half of the value we provide. The other half comes from a way to insure the structure of your hardscape for as many years as you wish… all with an inclusive maintenance plan that you’d need anyway. (more…)

When constructed with a stable foundation and edge, paver patios are fairly low-maintenance. In fact, they have a maintenance schedule similar to that of concrete, with the exception of joint sand maintenance. If you’re interested in understanding what kind of care a patio needs AFTER the installation, we’re here to help. In addition, we offer automatic patio care packages for those whose patios we build. (more…)

A Chance Meeting and A Question

We’re known for our own construction process called “The Legacy Method”, but we’ve never shared how and why we build the way we do. Our clients benefit from “The Legacy Method” because they have the peace of mind of a project crafted correctly the first time. We’d like to tell the story of how we created a hardscape construction process that results in a craftsmanship and longevity that is unmatched. Literally. (more…)

According to Tom Turner’s book, “European Gardens: History, Philosophy, and Design,” the first known aesthetically created garden originated in Egypt between 1000 and 2000 BC. The book also states that the first European gardens were found in what is modern day Italy, Greece and Crete. From this point, the Romans were the ones largely responsible for spreading the concept of garden design across the European continent. Prior to that point, gardens were strictly for feeding people and animals, not for enjoyment. (more…)

Creating an English cottage garden can be rewarding if you know what you’re looking for . Are you interested in creating this type of charming and relaxing space? If so, you may wonder what elements you should include. (more…)

Do you appreciate the structured elegance of Versailles, the most well-known French garden? The fact is, this garden has a distinct look and ambiance that helps to set it apart from its nearby Italian neighbors in the south, and the British neighbors in the north. While this is true, French gardens still embrace some elements from both of the aforementioned garden styles. (more…)

If you have ever visited Europe, chances are you have fond memories of the cobblestone streets, lush gardens and quaint outdoor cafes. After all, the European culture embraces the warm seasons of the year by taking many things outside – including socializing and eating. The unique garden designs found in this country reflect this well. (more…)

A garden vignette is an intimate spot in the garden that provides a focal point or scene. In most cases, the purpose of your vignette will be dependent on where it is located, the view and the level of privacy you prefer. (more…)

Colorful shade gardens that are full of perennials, which return year after year, is something that’s possible. In fact, you can mix your shade perennials to create a tapestry of colors for the darker areas in your landscape. (more…)

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