This project was a complete yard makeover featuring a deck removal in the rear yard and the reworking of some recently installed masonry work by the neighborhood handyman in the front.  The rear yard features a large Tennessee tan patio with a natural stone fireplace as the focal point. The fireplace is finished in a thin veneer stone called Allemari and the seating walls are stacked South Bay fieldstone with Autumn brown caps all custom cut and installed. The ends of each section of seating walls have Shenandoah boulders to lend a more rustic look. An upper landing for grilling with large steps that double as kid seating lead the guests from the main house to the patio area. The dry riverbed and extensive hidden drainage system help channel the neighbors water off the property.  Low voltage lighting illuminates the landscaping, the benches, the steps and the new pathways. Pennsylvania fieldstone steppers serve as casual pathways to lead you from the patio to the front yard or to the basement stairwell. Plantings were installed on the entire property in all new beds to help frame the property for both privacy and for year long color.  The front project involved the removal of ill advised existing steps, removal of poorly installed wall caps, and mismatched brick trim that was part of the handyman’s work. Custom Stonescaping used the existing stone veneered walls and added new Pennsylvania flagstone feathered into the existing stonework to replace the cheap brickwork. Custom Stonescaping also installed custom curved wall caps to replace the existing clunky all straight caps. Custom Stonescaping was able to simplify the front stonework and to balance it once again with the home. Plantings in the front helped soften the front hardscape while unifying the front, side and rear yards. Please note at the time of the pictures the final painting and wood work has not yet been completed, nor has the spa and new furniture been added to the patio. Updated pictures will follow.

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