Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Hard Drive

The hilly topography around the Lake can cause problems for things like driveways. Over time, gravel and such can stem the tide, but rains and winds will gradually erode and wear away our drives.

That's where a solid, stone retaining wall can harden our driveways against the elements, and also provide a structured, pleasing transition to the front stoop of the house. Here is a recent example, courtesy of Ben's Creek Nursery.

Tying the retaining wall into the stone steps and a walkway to the house was next on our crews' agenda.

Then we added copious pine straw mulch and plantings along the driveway and foundation walls.

Mary Nell Hollies

Emerald Green Arborvitaes

Dwarf Cryptomeria

Mary Nell Hollies

Emerald Green Arborvitaes

Dwarf Cryptomeria

And finally, before we left, we cleaned up a little niche space under some steps, with a stone retaining wall matching the driveway.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Bermuda at the Lake

A bit of Bermuda comes to Lake Gaston – Bermuda grass, that is. Our crews have been laying down some new sod for this customer ... 

... as well some fresh mulch …

… and stone walkways and steps.

But it’s the Bermuda grass that will really set this property off. Come spring time the sod will wake from its dormancy and green up beautifully.

Friday, February 16, 2018

What's Up at Ben's Creek Nursery

What's up at Ben's Creek Nursery? Clean up and mulching is in full swing with our customers, as the above lake walkway demonstrates. Here are some other examples.

We are also reviewing some properties that could use some upgrades.Take a look and see what you think: maybe a Colonial Blend Country Manor wall and/or a Dublin Fossil Beige paver walkway

And then, in our spare time, we also rendered some concept drawings for a couple of customers in need of some driveway work ...

Driveway entrance

Driveway through woods

Overhead render
..... and new outdoor patio space.
Patio Concept

Patio Addition

Patio Garden Square