Hardscape Solutions

Hardscape Solutions: A perfect match

January 14, 2020By
Custom stone and brick fireplace (Photo: Joel Hordyk, Cameron Street Photography)

Company: Plants Creative Landscapes Location: Atlanta The homeowners discussed investing in a second home, a retreat outside of the city to provide opportunity for connection and relaxation. However, upon meeting with the Plants Creative Landscapes team, they soon realized they could have the retreat they desired within their own backyard. The outdoor spaces were designed to coordinate with the house,... read more

Kichler releases new 12V integrated hardscapes kit

January 7, 2020By

Kichler Lighting introduced the 12V integrated LED hardscapes. This new design boasts 180 degrees of pivot rotation for direct to surface install and can pivot 270 degrees when installed with mounting bracket. The new line is suited for illuminating retaining walls and lighting outdoor kitchens and steps and can be installed as a traditional downlight, an uplight or on or... read more

Hardscape Solutions: Creating a stellar sportsplex

October 2, 2019By
Sportsplex tennis courts (Photo: Brian Koribanick)

The photos and story behind Landscape Techniques tackled a project involving a sportsplex in their clients' neighbors' old property. read more

Hardscape Solutions: A modernist garden

May 24, 2019By
View of modernist garden spa (Photo: Ledden Palimeno Landscape Co.)

Location: Haddonfield, N.J. Company: Ledden Palimeno Landscape Co. With midcentury modern architecture at the heart of this design, the clients wished to incorporate elements such as a rectangular pool with a quartz finish, a heavy-beam cedar pergola and minimal decking to allow the lawn to be part of the lounge area. Ledden Palimeno Landscape Co. landed the job through a... read more

Hardscape Solutions: Landscaping in layers

April 26, 2019By
Basement courtyard (Photo: MRD Landscaping)

Location: Vancouver, Canada Company: MRD Landscaping While tackling a small basement courtyard may seem like a challenge, it was no match for the team at MRD Landscaping. “To maximize this small basement courtyard is to make every inch count,” says Frank Shang, owner of MRD Landscaping. The team also had to contend with poor existing concrete work. To ramp up... read more

Hardscape Solutions: A lakeside kitchen escape

March 22, 2019By
Outdoor kitchen (Photo: Will Pancake)

Location: Warsaw, Ind. Company: The Cornerstone Landscape Group This lakeside residence may have a simple layout — that’s because it was designed to be a fun, easy-to-maintain and usable space. The client wanted a solution that would complement an existing upper deck and add a complete, high-quality outdoor kitchen. The space was built on the lower level of the backyard.... read more