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  • Outdoor living - Landmark Landscapes a lincoln landscaping company
    Landmark Landscapes combined some construction skills with landscaping skills to package a nicely landscaped patio and pergola The pergola was built out of Cedar and was beefed up to handle additional weight from the swing It s not visible but we actually have a steel beam built into this pergola so we new it could handle an additional 400 lb s or so Outdoor living space where does it start and stop I searched the internet to find the perfect definition of an outdoor living space and to my surprise I came up short even Wikipedia left me hanging In my opinion creating an inviting outdoor living space is similar to that of changing your house into a home They both require an investment of time and materials They both require the owner to personalize the space Some of the adverbs I d utilize to describe this place would be comfortable welcoming functional interesting etc Establishing such takes ability creativity experience and a personal investment in the effort a k a time and money This definition includes both you and the people doing the work Outdoor living can consist of both structural and natural elements The tactful combination of these elements determines the overall success of the project Structural elements that come to mind include but are not limited to a pergola deck outdoor furniture grill patio fire pit hearth etc Natural elements would be plantings lighting contours fragrance water stone sound etc The outdoor living space is not to be confused with an outdoor kitchen An outdoor kitchen is simply structural elements in combination with the needed appliances to cook outdoors Therefore the outdoor living space may include an outdoor kitchen but is not limited to having one A growing trend in residential landscaping is that of placing more emphasis into the outdoor living space This is perhaps one of the most cost effective home improvements Improving your home is always a good investment In the current economic environment people are staying home Adding to your home s value is smart it positions you well if ever decide to sell your home as it makes your home more marketable At the same time it improves your way of life and adds to your overall health and well being by placing you in direct contact with the outdoors Tennity A beginning there was turf Here is what we started with in July A basic back yard with a large expanse of turf and limited landscaping The Tennity s had quite the check list of needs Our plan covered most of them and we added a few additions along the way to bring the entire project together To date this has been my toughest back yard renovation and most rewarding I ve learned a great deal from this project Namely with the right equipment planning and motivation anything is possible Tennity After pictures Here are some after installation photos Note the color both in bloom and foliage Contrast is everywhere and

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  • Walls, steps, walks & patios - Landmark Landscapes a lincoln landscaping company
    with a composite product Trex Multiple levels were created Wire s wereran throughout the project to allow for easy lighting installation later in life A dry creek bed and hidden drain tile direct water away from the house now All in all a nice practical addition to an existing yard Duncan A before picture of a drainage problem This was another technical project for Landmark Landscapes Our customer continued to have water seepage in their basement Standard drainage proceedures were utilized to no avail In the end a special group was formed consisting of various specialists and an engineer with Landmark Landscapes being a player in this process We unfortunately had to tear out an existing pavered walkway boulders lighting and landscaping trees shrubs and perennials The picture merely shows how we lowered the entire front yard by close to 24 With the grade down past the level where the house essentially sat on the poured foundation the seepage ended Do to the grade change we were forced to come up with a plan that allowed for an attractive entry while still allowing easy flow of water from the home We came up with a sunken grotto effect The trees shrubs and most of the perennials were saved and taken care of at our nursery while construction ensued Do to the lay out and grade changes a bridge was required We wanted to re utilize the pavers as well and this became a challenge as well since we needed a bridge of concrete and steel for ridgidity In the end most of the initial landscape was reutilized and the main water issues were fixed Duncan During construction Here is our work in progress on the sunken grotto Note how we took the bridge from reinforced steel added 3 of high tinsel strength concrete and then ran our pavers right over the top We have 4 reinforced steel and concrete piers on all four corners of the bride as well Don t want it to move In the end we will finish out this landscape using many of our customers initial plantings as we saved them when it proved beneficial I will take some pictures in a year and show you the project filled out with colorful plantings Duncan Pavered Bridge Completed Here is our first steel and concrete bridge finished in pavers Built from scratch looks wonderful when under lighted at night I will provide additional photos when the plants fill out in a year Duncan The bridge prior to pavers Here is the beginning of what will become our pavered bridge Hidden Flagstone Patio Wooded lots offer unique opportunities in the landscape arena This lot allowed for a secluded patio of flagstone Throw in some subtle landscape lighting and you ve created a warm quite intimate space Hobbs Pergola with swing and screen Here Landmark Landscapes combined some construction skills with landscaping skills to package a nicely landscaped patio and pergola The pergola was built out of Cedar and

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  • Garden Structures - Landmark Landscapes a lincoln landscaping company
    of our discounted winter labor rates and had us build them a deck This particular deck utilized preasure treated lumber and took a few days Landscaping came later Deumic Castle wall and Holland pavers Here we addressed not only the drainage issues but also added a nice sitting area and landscaping We used standard Holland pavers and Castle wall block to create a more open airy feel The deck was expanded upon and resurfaced with a composite product Trex Multiple levels were created Wire s wereran throughout the project to allow for easy lighting installation later in life A dry creek bed and hidden drain tile direct water away from the house now All in all a nice practical addition to an existing yard Duncan During construction Here is our work in progress on the sunken grotto Note how we took the bridge from reinforced steel added 3 of high tinsel strength concrete and then ran our pavers right over the top We have 4 reinforced steel and concrete piers on all four corners of the bride as well Don t want it to move In the end we will finish out this landscape using many of our customers initial plantings as we saved them when it proved beneficial I will take some pictures in a year and show you the project filled out with colorful plantings Duncan Pavered Bridge Completed Here is our first steel and concrete bridge finished in pavers Built from scratch looks wonderful when under lighted at night I will provide additional photos when the plants fill out in a year Hobbs Pergola with swing and screen Here Landmark Landscapes combined some construction skills with landscaping skills to package a nicely landscaped patio and pergola The pergola was built out of Cedar and was beefed up to handle additional weight from the swing It s not visible but we actually have a steel beam built into this pergola so we new it could handle an additional 400 lb s or so Matthews A before picture prior to construction This project began as a deck and gazebo but grew into much more Matthews After construction hardscaping landscaping and lighting We built a custom deck and gazebo using Trex Incorperated tumbled pavers into the landings below each set of steps Low voltage lighting throughout the structure and landscaping ensured extended enjoyment even into the evening hours We were blessed to come accross these customers who now utilize all of our services Mohr Tree House Here is another example of a nice play house or tree fort if you prefer We even added Low voltage lighting to the interior of this nicely built project Nice job Chad We later went on to re landscape grade out and drain the back yard removed and added new driveways moved and added to the fence plus we added pavered patios to the back and walkways to the front Outdoor living space where does it start and stop I searched the internet to

    Original URL path: http://landmarklandscapes.us/category/inspiration/garden-structures-and-decks/ (2016-04-25)
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  • Fire Pits & hearths - Landmark Landscapes a lincoln landscaping company
    the sitting wall You could say we killed two birds with one stone well a few actually FIRE PITS AND FIRE PLACES LINK Hello folks here is a great link to many of the fire pits and or fire places offered here in the Lincoln area If you see something you like contact Outdoor Solutions or us if a complete turn key installation is in order Another option would be to go directly to Belgard s website You will find many idea s and options for your dream yard get away Outdoor living space where does it start and stop I searched the internet to find the perfect definition of an outdoor living space and to my surprise I came up short even Wikipedia left me hanging In my opinion creating an inviting outdoor living space is similar to that of changing your house into a home They both require an investment of time and materials They both require the owner to personalize the space Some of the adverbs I d utilize to describe this place would be comfortable welcoming functional interesting etc Establishing such takes ability creativity experience and a personal investment in the effort a k a time and money This definition includes both you and the people doing the work Outdoor living can consist of both structural and natural elements The tactful combination of these elements determines the overall success of the project Structural elements that come to mind include but are not limited to a pergola deck outdoor furniture grill patio fire pit hearth etc Natural elements would be plantings lighting contours fragrance water stone sound etc The outdoor living space is not to be confused with an outdoor kitchen An outdoor kitchen is simply structural elements in combination with the needed appliances to cook outdoors Therefore the outdoor living space may include an outdoor kitchen but is not limited to having one A growing trend in residential landscaping is that of placing more emphasis into the outdoor living space This is perhaps one of the most cost effective home improvements Improving your home is always a good investment In the current economic environment people are staying home Adding to your home s value is smart it positions you well if ever decide to sell your home as it makes your home more marketable At the same time it improves your way of life and adds to your overall health and well being by placing you in direct contact with the outdoors Tennity A beginning there was turf Here is what we started with in July A basic back yard with a large expanse of turf and limited landscaping The Tennity s had quite the check list of needs Our plan covered most of them and we added a few additions along the way to bring the entire project together To date this has been my toughest back yard renovation and most rewarding I ve learned a great deal from this project Namely with the right

    Original URL path: http://landmarklandscapes.us/category/inspiration/fire-pits-and-hearths/ (2016-04-25)
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  • Boulder pictures - Landmark Landscapes a lincoln landscaping company
    This was another technical project for Landmark Landscapes Our customer continued to have water seepage in their basement Standard drainage proceedures were utilized to no avail In the end a special group was formed consisting of various specialists and an engineer with Landmark Landscapes being a player in this process We unfortunately had to tear out an existing pavered walkway boulders lighting and landscaping trees shrubs and perennials The picture merely shows how we lowered the entire front yard by close to 24 With the grade down past the level where the house essentially sat on the poured foundation the seepage ended Do to the grade change we were forced to come up with a plan that allowed for an attractive entry while still allowing easy flow of water from the home We came up with a sunken grotto effect The trees shrubs and most of the perennials were saved and taken care of at our nursery while construction ensued Do to the lay out and grade changes a bridge was required We wanted to re utilize the pavers as well and this became a challenge as well since we needed a bridge of concrete and steel for ridgidity In the end most of the initial landscape was reutilized and the main water issues were fixed Duncan During construction Here is our work in progress on the sunken grotto Note how we took the bridge from reinforced steel added 3 of high tinsel strength concrete and then ran our pavers right over the top We have 4 reinforced steel and concrete piers on all four corners of the bride as well Don t want it to move In the end we will finish out this landscape using many of our customers initial plantings as we saved them when it proved beneficial I will take some pictures in a year and show you the project filled out with colorful plantings Duncan Pavered Bridge Completed Here is our first steel and concrete bridge finished in pavers Built from scratch looks wonderful when under lighted at night I will provide additional photos when the plants fill out in a year Fire pit Glacial Granite Boulders Here is an example of a fire pit using glacial granite stones or field stone They can be as simple as a campfire or more complex using fire rings and mortar such as some of these Your tast is the final say Fire pit using Granite boulders built into sitting wall Here we built the fire pit right into the sitting wall You could say we killed two birds with one stone well a few actually FIRE PITS AND FIRE PLACES LINK Hello folks here is a great link to many of the fire pits and or fire places offered here in the Lincoln area If you see something you like contact Outdoor Solutions or us if a complete turn key installation is in order Another option would be to go directly to Belgard s website You will

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  • Hidden Gardens - Landmark Landscapes a lincoln landscaping company
    Flats Decorative Rock Drystack walls steps Flagstone Landscape Lighting Manufactured Retaining Wall Block Mulches Pavers Seasonal Lighting Plants Database Deciduous Shrubs Deciduous Trees Evergreen Shrubs Perennials Evergreen Trees Customer Proposals Links Close Outs Testimonials Submit Testimonial Testimonial Blog Contact Contact Us Jobs Select Page Hidden Gardens Examples of Hidden Gardens Here are some fine examples of hidden gardens They all gravitate to one unifying theme privacy If your needing that

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  • landscape beds - Landmark Landscapes a lincoln landscaping company
    steel and concrete bridge finished in pavers Built from scratch looks wonderful when under lighted at night I will provide additional photos when the plants fill out in a year Hidden Flagstone Patio Wooded lots offer unique opportunities in the landscape arena This lot allowed for a secluded patio of flagstone Throw in some subtle landscape lighting and you ve created a warm quite intimate space Klement Project before and after pictures Here is what we began with on this project Little do I know at present but this is going to turn into a turn key project for us First in last out we inevitably walk this project right through all phases of construction Klement Re working a problem area with too much slope Initially they were thinking turf In the end a dry creek with landscaping to stabilize the bank became a more plausible answer This dry creek bed handles hard rains channeling excess water through both turf areas and landscaped sections Lee An after picture In this case our customer had purchased a home and was left with some challenging problems The prior home owner had built a wall that didn t fit into the new home owners game plan We were commisioned to take out the old and bring in the new The wall was failing in spots and re building it with out having a source for additional stone to match was not an option This renovation involved adding natural Limestone snap steps pavered walkways a patio a pondless water feature and landscaping The customer wanted rock instead of mulch to lessen maintenance I m still a mulch fan especially when boulders are being utilized The mulch adds contrast to the boulders and really allows them to stand out For customers that are after reduced maintenance this maybe the way to go In time proper placement of plantings will allow for nice contrast as they mature and fill in the river rocked areas Natural stone wall with curves Here is a nicely done natural stone wall It has nice curves and functional steps that complement the wall materials The plantings choosen use a scale that compliments the wall well Outdoor living space where does it start and stop I searched the internet to find the perfect definition of an outdoor living space and to my surprise I came up short even Wikipedia left me hanging In my opinion creating an inviting outdoor living space is similar to that of changing your house into a home They both require an investment of time and materials They both require the owner to personalize the space Some of the adverbs I d utilize to describe this place would be comfortable welcoming functional interesting etc Establishing such takes ability creativity experience and a personal investment in the effort a k a time and money This definition includes both you and the people doing the work Outdoor living can consist of both structural and natural elements The tactful combination of

    Original URL path: http://landmarklandscapes.us/category/inspiration/landscape-beds-and-entries/ (2016-04-25)
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  • Poolside - Landmark Landscapes a lincoln landscaping company
    of the project Structural elements that come to mind include but are not limited to a pergola deck outdoor furniture grill patio fire pit hearth etc Natural elements would be plantings lighting contours fragrance water stone sound etc The outdoor living space is not to be confused with an outdoor kitchen An outdoor kitchen is simply structural elements in combination with the needed appliances to cook outdoors Therefore the outdoor living space may include an outdoor kitchen but is not limited to having one A growing trend in residential landscaping is that of placing more emphasis into the outdoor living space This is perhaps one of the most cost effective home improvements Improving your home is always a good investment In the current economic environment people are staying home Adding to your home s value is smart it positions you well if ever decide to sell your home as it makes your home more marketable At the same time it improves your way of life and adds to your overall health and well being by placing you in direct contact with the outdoors Poolside Projects As I said before pools make our job easier Look at the color and interest couple that with the reflection off the water and you have a recipe for success Rose Project before and afters Well what do you think We gutted the pond and built an entirely new one Tree s were added for shade and dimension Plantings were changed to better fit the design and mood we were shooting for Boulders and contours were added as a backbone to this landscape Finally lighting was introduced which tied the whole project together and extended the use of this special area Tennity A beginning there was turf Here is what we started with in July

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