New Deck With Stepping Stones
This client asked us to breathe new life into this old deck and to find a better way of connecting it to the patio off the basement. They also wanted a new maintenance-free deck that had enough space for an outdoor dining table and sitting area.
Before: Old Deck and Sloped Hillside
Once the rotting timbers and outdated lattice panels were removed from the landscape, we faced grading challenges we didn’t expect. At that point, we worked with the homeowner to come up with solutions to fix the existing grade dropoff while maintaining their original budget.
Great Oaks does a fantastic job making your existing landscape look beautiful and adding trees and plants when needed. They are very professional every step of the way.
After: New Deck, Pergola, & Stone Path
The footprint of the deck was expanded to include separate spaces for dining and lounging outdoors. We changed the layout of the design to define the two spaces, add visual interest to the deck, and adjust the steps to handle the grade. We added a cedar pergola to highlight the deck further.
Flagstone Stepping Path
The finished landscape utilizes outcropping stones as steps joined by extra-large pieces of flagstone for steppers to transition from high to low. We also incorporated outcropping stones to hold back the grade and prevent soil and plants from washing down the hillside.
We planted with an assortment of flowering shrubs, ornamental grasses and a mix of colorful perennials to create this meandering path. This Japanese Maple adds a nice touch of color to the landscape.