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Nov252008

Most Common Backyard Features Requested at Jacksonville Backyard

Custom Pergola

Many homeowners have been adding focal point and functional features to their yard or garden such as arbors, pergolas, or trellises. The character that the nicely crafted pergola adds is often a comparative bargain when an overall three dimensional appeal is desired. By adding a strategically placed, aesthetically designed custom pergola or garden arbor, Jacksonville Backyard clients can easily make their yard the stand out on the block- a good investment when it comes to resale value.

Seating Wall

Instead of building a flat patio, a recent trend in Jacksonville is building up portions of the patio to include a seating wall, which adds some depth to the patio. This can be done very nicely with a complementary paver wall in a tumbled or split face. Seating walls can also be added on to a project later down the road to save cost and provide immediate enjoyment to the paver patio. Important considerations are deciding where the seats will go, how large they will be and how many guests it should accommodate. Our typical seating wall is 18” tall, providing a comfortable seating height, and also integrating well into the landscape.

Fire Pit

Along with seating walls, a built in fire pit is a wonderful way to add continuity to your new patio and a place to entertain guests. The area of the fire pit is usually in a central location on the patio, but we can also build the fire pit into the side of the patio to save space in kind of a “half on and half off” design. Most fire pits are built in a circular shape, but we have done squares and ovals as well.

Integrated Planter Beds

There are several ways to incorporate a plant bed into your patio. This may include a raised garden area built with stone or brick pavers, or a portion of the patio left unpaved, such as a circular cut out for a palm tree. The design flexibility of pavers and natural stone allow for easy incorporation of a garden, or a meandering planter bed around the borders of the patio. The integrated beds can help the patio maintain a natural feel, but can also incorporate the same material as the patio for edging in order to maintain continuity throughout the design.

Water Feature

A water fountain or waterfall is also often a centerpiece to a patio and can add beauty and tranquility to a variety of patio designs. Waterfalls can be created with natural stones and boulders mimicking nature. Most water fountains are made of cement or stone, but there are also some made of copper, fiberglass and ceramic. If you prefer the looks without the upkeep of a waterfall or pond, consider a dry fountain or a pondless waterfall.

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