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Windsor Companies

This intimate, interconnected landscape gives these homeowners three spaces that make being outside a joy.

Low stucco walls create a courtyard near the front door that has as unique sense of privacy, making it a great place to pause and view the pond below.

Under the deck the stucco walls wrap around a patio, creating a perfect place for a cool refuge from hot summer days. A custom-made fountain is integrated into the wall, a bed of lush flowers is woven into the bluestone, and a view to the surrounding landscape is framed by the posts of the deck above.

The rear patio is made of large bluestone pieces. Grassy seams between the stone soften the hard surface. Towering evergreens create privacy, drifts of colorful perennials surround the seat walls, and clumps of Aspen trees define the entrance to this enchanting outdoor room.
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mjdhn wrote:
what is the color on the wall
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highcotton1949
What is the color on the wall?
March 14, 2014 at 7:06pm   
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highcotton1949
Is the stone real stone or faux stone?
March 14, 2014 at 7:07pm     
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jenniferbaik1 wrote:
Grass - I am wondering how do you keep grass I mean watering the grass vs. not damaging furniture due to water?
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v9rangr
How does the home owner cut the grass
March 15, 2014 at 4:24pm   
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mkandyrm1
how much does something like this cost?
April 9, 2014 at 6:30am   
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rpatusa wrote:
I am planning to do similar type of project in my back yard. - And I am planning to do it on my own. Are you a landscaping professional or a home owner. Can you please provide this information. 1. What kind of pavers. 2. you mentioned it is sod, does it need to be ordered in any special cuts to accomidate between the pavers. 3. Did you use sand or wet concerte method between pavers. Any write up which will explain little bit on how you did the project will be much helpful. thanks.
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Windsor Companies
We are professional Landscape Architects specializing in Design/Build. This is irregular Bluestone flagstone. The sod comes in standard rolls 24" x 60" and is custom cut on-site by our craftsmen. The flagstone are placed on sand.
August 22, 2012 at 3:29pm     
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Moonlake Landscaping, Inc.
Depends where you live, In the Midwest we install a base of compacted crush stone first for stone stability and then a layer of sand to set the stones in place.
March 22, 2013 at 9:06pm     
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shanybug wrote:
Will moss grow at 5,000 ft. snow country No. California? - We have beautiful summers here. Our patio area will be in full sun all day and we are trying to conserve water. We get very little rain in the summer months June-Sept. Also, wondering if the snow will kill the moss every winter?
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shanybug
Thanks so much for the info. So will you have to weed eat once a week then?
May 31, 2012 at 10:00am   
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I would recommend to use a push mower, unless you can operate the weed eater really good and maintain the same cutting height
March 22, 2013 at 9:09pm   
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jacker wrote:
What is the thickness of the flagstone?
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I recommend to use 1 1/2 to 2" max
March 22, 2013 at 9:10pm   
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jeffalex3 wrote:
Pavers - how far spread apart our your pavers?
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This irregular Bluestone flagstone is spaced 4"-8" apart. This allows for enough soil to sustain the small bits of grass between the stones.
April 28, 2012 at 5:26am   
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ppolhemus wrote:
What is that growing between the stones and do you have to cut it often?
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Kisha Phifer
Beautiful!
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cyn1995
How do you water the grass in between stones? Is there a sprinkler system for this?
July 17, 2012 at 12:41pm     
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christinej2007 wrote:
Can you do this over septic leach fields?( sp?) - I want to do this same thing, but I'm afraid I have limited space . We have septic and a well, so we are very limited on what we can do with our back yard. I've seen various ideas of this , but I was wondering if I have to stay within a certain area. My back yard is fairly big and I really wanted to do this on a big portion of it. If you could let me know I would greatly appreciate it... Thanks
   Comment   July 30, 2013
landscapeg wrote:
What Type of grass is in between the flagstones? Is this area always shady? Thank You and Great Job !
   Comment   April 20, 2013
Esther Lira Barajas wrote:
cost - Ball park....what is the cost of a project like this for 1,000 sq feet? thx
   Comment   April 6, 2013
khushis wrote:
love the floor. must have this somewhere in the backyard
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As is the case with pavers and gravel, the pavers make the space easy to traverse, while the foliage allows moisture to permeate and creates a more restful aesthetic than a large, monotonous hardscape.In moist climates like this one, mosses make for appropriate joints.

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