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Landscaping Patios

Patio - Raised Bluestone with Fieldstone Walls

An elegant solution to a grade differential between the house and the outside. Rather than add a deck, this family in Natick, Mass wanted to have a raised stone patio. The surface is a thermal bluestone which is surrounded by a fieldstone wall capped with bluestone. The walls double as seating walls as well as retaining walls.

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Landscape Field Videos: How to Build a Patio

Outside living spaces are valuable additions to any landscape environment. Patios are particularly valuable because they extend our living into the landscape in more exciting ways all the time. Where you put your patio, and what you build it with, speak to the functionality and the aesthetic feel of the space. These choices are clearly important because you will interact with this space often. But, what about HOW you build it?

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How to Build a Walkway - Landscape Video Blog

How to Build a Walkway

The Garden Continuum's Design/Build Team finished up a patio project last week in Wellesley. In order to connect the new patio in the backyard, we installed a pea-stone walkway that connects the front of the house to the back patio. Check out the video and pictures below to see the process.

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Landscape Field Videos: How to Build a Patio- Part Three

How to Build a Patio: Part Three

This week's video on How to Build a Patio concludes with cutting pavers, installing edging, and compacting and adding joint sand. The Dwight Derby House patio is complete and the final product looks fantastic. Below the video are pictures of the last phase of the project. You can check out part one and part two in the series also.

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Landscape Field Videos: How to Build a Patio- Part Two

How to Build a Patio: Part Two

This week the Dwight Derby House patio project continues with TGC's install staff laying the bedding sand and the pavers. Check out the project stills below the video for more information. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to post them.

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Landscape Design - 3 Design Tools For Planning Your Landscape Project

Understanding your space will help you fully maximize the potential that exists for your project.

There are three mistakes you want to avoid when planning for any landscape project.

  1. Missing out on opportunities (FORM)

  2. Poorly locating your project (FLOW)

  3. Building something the wrong size (FUNCTION)

The best way to avoid these mistakes is through planning. Even if you hire a designer and a contractor, you should be involved in the vision process that will ultimately drive the design.

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