Fire Features

4 12, 2019

Case Study: Optimized For Outdoor Living

By |2020-01-08T09:33:32-06:00December 4th, 2019|Back Yard, Bluestone, Case Studies, Children's garden, Curb Appeal, Decks, Design Ideas, Family-friendly, Fire Features, Garden Planning, Landscaping, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Paving and Hardscaping, Pergolas|0 Comments

The homeowners of a beautiful 1894 Queen Anne Victorian home contacted us to create an impressive outdoor entertaining space, equipped with four different areas for entertaining: a bigger deck for lounging, a kitchen/dining area, a fire pit area, and lots of lawn space for their child to play. They also desired more privacy. Situated [...]

13 02, 2018

Creating Romance in Your Garden

By |2018-03-20T19:17:46-05:00February 13th, 2018|Design Ideas, Fire Features, Garden Planning, Landscape Lighting, Outdoor settings, Plants|0 Comments

With Valentine's Day upon us, we offer some ideas for creating a little romance in your garden. The word romance primarily means "the feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love". In this article, we speak of romance in its secondary meaning: "a quality or feeling of mystery, excitement and remoteness from everyday life." Create [...]

7 03, 2017

New Plants & Products for Outdoor Living

By |2018-02-19T16:01:20-06:00March 7th, 2017|Back Yard, Easy-Care Plants, Fire Features, Landscape Accessories, Maintenance, New Plants, Outdoor Living, Paving and Hardscaping, Plants|0 Comments

Here are some of the noteworthy plants and products for outdoor living that we discovered last month during iLandscape, our annual industry trade show. New Plants: Fiber Optics Buttonbush is a variety of the native shrub with showy globe-shaped flowers. Bears fruit and nectar that supports wildlife. Prefers wet locations. 5-6’ h. Full sun. Summer Ruffle Hibiscus is [...]

6 10, 2015

A Built-in Fire Pit: Styles, Options and Tips

By |2018-02-19T16:01:23-06:00October 6th, 2015|Fire Features, General News, Outdoor Living, Outdoor settings, Paving and Hardscaping|0 Comments

A well-designed built-in fire pit is not only a beautiful focal point in your garden but also an outdoor setting in which to gather around and enjoy cool autumn evenings. Many styles and features are available to create the fire pit you want. In this article, we describe in closer detail some of our recent fire pit projects, and [...]

3 10, 2014

Warm Up Fall Evenings with an Outdoor Fire Pit

By |2018-02-19T16:01:25-06:00October 3rd, 2014|Autumn, Fall, Fire Features, Outdoor Living, Paving and Hardscaping|0 Comments

A mortared stone fire pit with limestone coping is integrated into a crazy quilt limestone patio. Sitting around a roaring fire while sipping cider and roasting marshmallows is a great way to enjoy the cool and crisp evenings of autumn. A metal fire pit or clay chimenea can provide heat, but it often ages [...]