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Creating Usable Yard Space with Terraced Walls on a Steep Hillside

Living on a steep hillside can present unique challenges when it comes to designing and utilizing outdoor spaces. However, with thoughtful planning and creative solutions, even the steepest of slopes can be transformed into a functional and beautiful yard. One effective way to make the most of a steep hillside is by incorporating terraced walls […]

The Art of Blending Stone and Fences – Masonry Landscaping

Incorporating stone into fencing is a perfect blend of elegance and durability, whether you opt for granite, limestone, marble, or any other type of stone. The following are some masonry and landscaping ideas to provide security and to enhance your landscape. *Add stone columns to swimming pool fencing: These first two photos show a pool […]

Art of Water Features

There is nothing quite as Zen as a Koi Pond where the random motion of the fish and the flashes of sunlight off the ripples in the water immediately invite one into a state of tranquility. For this North Georgia Landscaping project, we were tasked with creating a Koi Pond water feature for a client. […]

For the Love of Cooking

The Clarkson’s house in Hall County, GA sits on a high bluff overlooking Lake Lanier. The lake side of the lot is steep, the front approach to the house is level. It is a two-story, contemporary style house, probably built in the 1980s. Additions have been made to it over time. The husband’s passion for […]

Flowers In A Rainy Place

A Travelogue of Flowers: Last year, Jason and I visited a beautiful island…Ireland. We spent one week there, bicycling around 150 miles from east to west, across the Emerald Isle. It was rainy and a little chilly (even in June); however, the flowers were spectacular. This is a country that truly loves gardening! We celebrate […]

Stonework Adds Exceptional Curb Appeal

This client had just purchased a new home and really wanted to make a statement with the entrance – a way to make the home stand out in the neighborhood. And honestly, the curb appeal was – shall we say – somewhat lacking with a row of dumpy looking little shrubs and uneven patches of […]

Matching the Old and the New Masonry

Our clients’ beautiful country home needed some updating. They wanted us to create continuity between the house and the yard by covering the masonry wall attached to the side of the house. Since the wall was in perfect shape, just a little dirty, they asked us cover it with Oklahoma flagstone and replace an existing […]