Start summer off right, by dressing up that old pool and adding a shady sitting area. It may be the best way to beat the humid NWA heat for the next few months.
We rearranged and leveled some existing Belgard Cobblestone pavers around the pool. Polymeric sand was used between the pavers to help stop weed growth and any further movement of the pavers in the future.
Then we pulled up stepping stones leading from the pool to a side gate. More stones and rock were added to make the walkway look fuller.
Next a step was added for easier access from the pool into the new gazebo that was built.
This summer poolside oasis was finished off with a shady gazebo type sitting area. It was built completely out of cedar, except the roof. Native stone and polymeric sand was used for the floor inside the sitting area. This helps keep everything clean. Less debris gets drug into the pool, and wet feet stay clean on the way out.
Add lights and ceiling fan so the pool can be enjoyed 24/7 all summer. Less heat, humidity, dirt and flies. The guests at this pool will never want to leave as long as the drinks keep coming.
This great yard boasts a wonderful lake view. It also makes a wonderful place to host a summer wedding, or in this case two.
We moved flowerbeds, built a couple of new ones. Added steps for better access to the lake front, and a cute walkway to connect the house and steps together.
Retaining walls and channel drains were added for erosion control. As an added bonus the retaining walls give the yard more texture, and make additional seating and planting areas. All of the guests attending will have a level place to converge and sit for the celebrations.
Sod and some seed helped to complete the setting and give the yard a fresh new feel.
This is a gorgeous yard. It went from bare to a peaceful, luscious green paradise. Sod and river rock combined to keep erosion problems under control and to cut out some mowing for the wonderful homeowners. A custom built fire pit and flag stone patio with rock bench steal center stage.
This is a great little transitional piece connecting the driveway to a sidewalk near the house. Cement pavers make a wonderful easy to clean area that cuts out yard work. Rings were added to the trees with chocolate gravel to cut out weed eating and add to the aesthetic appeal. This area will provide a shady place to sit and grill for guests.
We love to BBQ in the summer. The only thing better is keeping the mess and most of the guest outdoors while we do it. Custom outdoor kitchen sets make a great conversation piece, especially this one with a broiler, utensil drawers and a mini fridge all topped off with granite counters and an arbor to provide shade on those hot days.