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Photo of a large traditional backyard stone landscaping in DC Metro with a fireplace.

Sophisticated SurroundingTraditional Landscape, DC Metro

The inviting fire draws you through the garden. Surrounds Inc.

Photo of a large traditional backyard stone landscaping in DC Metro with a fireplace. —  Houzz
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Cory McBride wrote:Aug 21, 2012
  • travelbug01
    Stunning - great work!
  • alibennett

    Would you be able to provide an approximate square footage of the sitting areas both in front of the fireplace that looks to be on a lower level, as well the rod iron eating table area? Beautiful backyard!

kaseyschuh wrote:Jan 24, 2014
Eric Hernandez wrote:Mar 31, 2013
dennidinmb wrote:Sep 4, 2013
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    Creative Water Features Inc.
    It's like a green shag carpet. I think it goes great with the setting. I'm curious how it holds up though. Florida weather can be a real pain so it's good to take caution when choosing any type of plants.
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    Mondo Grass likes shade.
jcgaw wrote:Mar 23, 2014
lalahome10 wrote:Jan 30, 2013
  • lucille1951
    Staining fireplace brick.....can you use min wax wood stain or is a semi transparent concrete stain better?
  • lucille1951
    sorry....above comment about stained brick posted in error
Mister wrote:Jun 28, 2013
swarm wrote:May 30, 2013
dorfmann wrote:Jan 16, 2013
  • elephaz
    oh yeah right what crap
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    SURROUNDS Landscape Architecture + Construction
    We do it both ways depending on the look that we are going for. If you look at some of our other jobs, we have done entire walkways and patios with large slab flagstone on a gravel base
pattyobirish wrote:Jan 22, 2013
  • pattyobirish
    Thanks you so much!
  • guart
    Do you have dimensions of fireplace?
ninja_momma wrote:Jan 17, 2013
  • mahern1891
    beautiful is that the stone manufacturer or color and is it available nationally?
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    SURROUNDS Landscape Architecture + Construction
    We find it at our local vendors here, I am not where else it would be available but there are probably many other types that would look similar.
mermaidad wrote:Dec 9, 2012
  • jennlc6
    It reminds me of a walkway i used to do jumpy jacks on!!!!
  • jennlc6
    I also used to play leap frog with the ward , at a place like this! oooooh the me
Nicole T wrote:May 26, 2016
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Ellen Marciano wrote:May 9, 2014
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    Platto Aronne

    Trovo molto interessante l' effetto, che nonostante l' utilizzo di molte tipologie di essenze riesce a dare un senso di ordinato, e anche nella manutenzione non troppo impegnativo.

etilford wrote:Apr 24, 2014
maestroparis wrote:May 18, 2013
lauriebtown wrote:Mar 17, 2013
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    SURROUNDS Landscape Architecture + Construction
    Yes we do work in Bethesda, MD, please feel free to contact our office at 703.430.6001 if you want to meet with one of our architects and visit a some of our jobs. You can also get in contact with us through our web page at www.surroundslandscaping.com
  • lskandalis
    what are those flowering shrubs? they look like they may tolerate shade?
scmoxy wrote:Nov 7, 2012
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    SURROUNDS Landscape Architecture + Construction
    Those are Geraniums behind the wall
  • Christy M
    I would love to put the purple geraniums around our Linden tree but our neighborhood is overrun with rabbits. Do you know if geraniums are also 'bunny food'?
islanddevil wrote:Sep 19, 2012
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stephanie d. wrote:Aug 28, 2016
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    SURROUNDS Landscape Architecture + Construction

    Thank you! The walkway and patio surfaces are constructed with full-color Pennsylvania flagstone. Your local stone supply stores should be able to acquire the stone.

bethanneh wrote:Aug 26, 2016
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    SURROUNDS Landscape Architecture + Construction

    Bethanneh, what specifically would you like to know? The light used is commonly referred to as a "wash" type fixture. We used low voltage lighting for this project.

bayoal wrote:May 14, 2016
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    SURROUNDS Landscape Architecture + Construction

    The stone wall was constructed using standard industry practices. A concrete footer is poured, with cinderblock stacked and mortared in place on top of the footer. Then the cinderblock is faced with the stone and the wall cap is secured.

Arely Torres wrote:Mar 6, 2016
eQuality Tech Inc. wrote:Mar 4, 2016
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    SURROUNDS Landscape Architecture + Construction

    We purchase our lights through our local vendors. After you determine what brand of lighting you would like to use, you should be able to search for your local vendor(s) on the lighting company's website.

luckysteve wrote:Oct 25, 2015
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huddmoore wrote:Mar 23, 2014
pattyk9 wrote:Aug 18, 2013
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    SURROUNDS Landscape Architecture + Construction
    The two bushes in the lower front are Buxus Green Velvet or more commonly known as Boxwoods. Although they will grow to a size of 3 - 4 feet in diameter, these will be routinely trimmed to maintain their current size.
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