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arjns wrote:Mar 25, 2015
  • Cor

    Westover - what did you use for the border? Belgium block? Is it free laid or mortered in? Thanks.


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    Westover Landscape Design
    Hi Cor, yes we used Belgian Block and mortered in the base, but left the joints between the stones open to aid in drainage.

    Robert
bungalowarthouzz wrote:Jan 22, 2012
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    Westover Landscape Design
    Thanks Diana! My client found that color and painted the chairs...great for a memorable pop of color. Since this is the front yard, everyone knows the house with the blue chairs.
  • szelov

    Can you tell me how deep your pool is?

rabadia wrote:Feb 20, 2015
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    Westover Landscape Design

    Thanks for your question. We used granite block curbing stone also know as "Belgian Block" it generally comes in two sizes from larger masonry supply shops. We used the larger Jumbo size for this seating area.

    Good luck with your project!

    Robert Welsch

    Westover Landscape Design

adch wrote:Jul 12, 2013
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    Westover Landscape Design
    Hello adch, and thanks for your question. We laid the gravel to a depth of about 1.5 inches. If you add too much it will feel like "wading through jello" and will get kicked up and migrate tot he garden beds. Hope this helps. Good luck with your project. Enjoy, Robert More at www.WestoverLD.com
patriciasharick wrote:Jul 8, 2013
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    Hello Patriciasharick, thanks for your question. The stepping stone are dry laid (no mortar or cement) in the gravel, which is set over a level base of compacted item IV and an underlayment of landscape fabric to help control weeds. The stones do not shift and are easy to shovel in the snow. We top dress the gravel and rake it out yearly to keep it looking just like new. I hope this helps. Cheers, Robert - More at www.WestoverLD.com

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Debra Prinzing added this to Garden Design Essentials: ColorApr 26, 2012

Enliven a quiet spot with complementary colors opposite each other on the color wheel. In color theory, opposites are energy-packed visual experiences. Red is opposite green; blue is opposite orange; yellow is opposite purple. In the landscape, red and green are opposites, but the use of turquoise rather than true green bends the rules while still making a vivid statement. The horticultural equivalent might be a plant with lime foliage paired with a maroon or wine-color plant.

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FormLA Landscaping added this to Patio Pavers Rock OutFeb 20, 2012

The circular patio of gravel surrounded by foliage creates a sense of intimacy, while the flagstone pavers make it possible to traverse the patio in the highest of heels.Browse thousands of inspiring patio photos

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Vanessa Brunner added this to 35 Fabulous FountainsJun 9, 2011

This fountain adds year-round color to the garden.

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Vanessa Brunner added this to 5 Easy Ways to Summer-ize Your HomeJun 5, 2011

It's nice to include a water feature. If you have a huge patio, a stately cement multi-tiered fountain could be a great fit. If you have a smaller space, a simple, small, and easy-to-install bubble fountain is a great alternative.

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Susan Ciufo Landscape Design added this to ComminsJul 2, 2019

would be nice to add interest with a gravel sitting area

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javalab added this to YardMay 15, 2019

Large walking stones, inset in gravel

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Юлия М added this to Идеи пользователя webuser_325085102Apr 16, 2019

дешевый серый гравий и бетон и яркие кресла

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