Paver install- from start to finish

This project was originally installed as a patio behind the garage to fill the deep shade spot north of the Sun Porch. The owners decided a few years later that a sidewalk should be installed from the garage service door and brought all the way down the patio (thus enlarging it slightly). Since lawn wasn’t growing well from the shade and drainage from the downspout was a problem, the hardscape installation would be the perfect solution.

Once size was determined and staked out excavation began to create the 6” compacted crushed gravel and 1” sand base the pavers would rest on and would match the height of the existing patio.

Draintile was installed for the downspout with the outlet for the water in the adjoining planting bed.

Once the base was prepared the next step was to lay the pavers, apply joint sand and cleanup!

The original patio received a coat of paver sealer to help lock in the joint sand and freshen up the color.

Our expert team is available to help out with planning for the right look, installation instructions and tips or complete a project for your own outdoor space. Give us a call today to schedule your consultation 507-581-6886 or email amy@ateamlandscape.com

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Building a Ledgestone Firepit

Step One: Gravel Base – Dig out the area for gravel base, planning for 4-6” depth of compacted gravel and diameter 3’ wider than your steel insert. Once soil is removed add your crushed limestone and compact every 2” layer.

Step Two: Block Base – Lay the first block course and level as you work along. Key tools are a torpedo level, 4’ level and deadblow hammer.

Step Three: Block Layers – Use a concrete adhesive to adhere additional layers of block together being sure to stagger joints.

Step Four: Steel Insert – Install insert before adhesive hardens and you’re done!

Our expert team is available to help out with planning for the right look, installation instructions and tips or complete a project for your own outdoor space. Give us a call today to schedule your consultation 507-581-6886 or email amy@ateamlandscape.com

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Sitting Walls

Landscape Element: Sitting Wall

When space is at a premium or you would like the option of increased seating space for your patio look no further than the sitting wall. This hard working element creates definition, structure and interest with the bonus of extra seating. It never needs to be put away for the winter, thus creating winter interest (unless the snow gets to deep). When quality material and installation is used it won’t crack, fade or blow away. Many materials allow the seat wall to be free standing, part of a planter or even provide soil retention. The wall may even include a back rest if so desired. With the wide range of materials available the possibilities are endless to create a unique piece for your own yard. Natural cut stone, concrete segmental block, brick or any combination to fit the desired setting are available in a wide range of colors and textures. Many companies offer a full range of products to coordinate your sitting wall, patio, columns and fire features to create a beautiful outdoor room.

Check out A Team Landscaping for more ideas and inspiration! http://www.ateamlandscape.com

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