Posted by: JLS
on Dec 20, 2012
Backyard Design Ideas for Your Home
The backyard of your home is a sanctuary to be enjoyed by you, your family and any friends that come over to visit. If you are considering a landscape project or a new backyard design, then we can work with you to develop a plan to meet any need.
Replace Old with New
Features and previous design elements can easily be replaced in a new landscape design. This allows you to incorporate new options or variations of a theme into your backyard. Concrete comes in a standard form or it can be colored to match the style of your home.
Make Your Patio Space Bigger
If you have been stuck with a backyard patio that is too small, then a new landscape design can enlarge the size. A larger patio space can accommodate bigger or additional furniture pieces and the addition of a new grill. A 10ft by 10ft size patio can easily be enlarged to 12ft by 12ft or larger. Ask about enlarging your patio during your design consultation.
Consider the Use of Pavers
A backyard patio that is a standard gray and drab concrete can be updated to a new look. You can also have your existing patio or sidewalk completely torn out and replaced with concrete pavers.
Utilize All of Your Space
Backyard spaces that are small will need a design that takes advantage of all available areas. When you work with our landscape team, then you will end up with a space that will meet your needs. A backyard layout will need to incorporate space-saving ideas and techniques with features that will fit into your backyard area.
If you live in Washington, DC or Maryland suburbs and have any questions about backyard design ideas, then contact us for more information. You may also get a bit of inspiration from backyard designs in our photo gallery.
Posted by: JLS
on Jun 6, 2009
Tagged in: Takoma Park
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When deciding which contractor will install your paver patio, driveway, or walkway, consider a number of factors.
Be sure to ask the contractor’s representative about the past performance of the company with regard pavers, and ask for client referrals as well. Make certain that the pictures provided are pictures resulting from the actual work of the contractor. Every contractor has catalogues of EP Henry or Belgard installed pavers, and those are very necessary for clients to decide type and color of their pavers. However, ensure that on their website and in their portfolios they provide pictures of actual work.
Another differentiating factor is whether or not the contractor is “certified” through the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute. The paver installers at Johnson’s Landscaping Service, Inc. went through days of classroom and hands-on training at the institute, culminating in an assessment at the end of the class. Depending on the results of this assessment, the installers are certified through the institute. The company then chooses to become part of the institute, thereby ensuring that any future paver installations will be according to the code and standards set by the institute.
By ensuring your contractor is a certified paver installer, you are ensuring that your patio, driveway, and walkway will be built right, and built to last.