Do you think your landscaping is complete?
Then show us the stonework. The thoughtful
application of stone in your landscaping can enhance the design elements, such as plants and softscape, that you've
already put in place.
And the beautiful, as well as functional, use of stone can even raise the value of your
property. With over 25-years of experience Lan-Con can design, and build, unique stone elements that you need to individualize and enhance the beauty of your property.
A patio (from the Spanish: patio
meaning 'back garden' or 'backyard') is an outdoor space generally used for
dining or recreation that often adjoins a residence and is typically paved. It
may refer to a roofless inner courtyard
of the sort found in Spanish-style
dwellings or a paved area between a residence and a garden.
Whether composed of
concrete, stone, or some other hardscape material, patios are a wonderful way
to tie the indoors the outdoors, thereby uniting house and landscape
effectively and creating outdoor living spaces. For homeowners who want a low-maintenance landscape, an interesting
alternative is the extended
patio, which is simply an enlarged patio that takes up space where lawn grass or rock
would otherwise be utilized. Patios are an extension of your home and indoor living space so they should be designed and built with the same care and quality, both hallmarks of Lan-Con designs and construction.
A knee-wall is a wall with a height that is, well, that of your knee. Knee walls provide a more structured feeling and can also be used to
run electric lines.
A properly designed Lan-Con knee wall is set at a perfect bench height, so you have
plenty of extra built-in seating that looks great, needs almost no maintenance and will last for
Pavers can add a very distinctive look to your home. When
installing patio pavers the Lan-Con way, pavers will last of
years. Traditional clay-brick pavers, set in mortar, make for a great patio
design and low maintenance. Pavers can also be used to construct walkways, steps and small structured stand-alone focal points. Because pavers come in a large range
of colors and styles, with so much variety, they can work with almost any project.
A pergola gives a
deck character and provides a focal point for decoration and design. Because in the absence of walls
and a roof, it defines an outdoor space without constraining it. It's a
unique architectural blend that places you both inside and out at the
and it's just the thing to bring backyard landscaping to life. Pergolas
were common features of Italian Renaissance gardens, often covering
walkways or serving as grape arbors. Today, the same Lan-Con design can be used
to define a passageway or frame a focal point in your yard. Add a
climbing plant such as wisteria or, yes, grapevines, and your pergola
will provide color and shade as well. If you
don't have a green thumb, dress the pergola with lights, ribbon or streamers
for special occasions.
Seating on a patio, or other areas of a well landscaped property, can sometimes be difficult to arrange. As patios usually consists of a dining table along with a seating arrangement to
accommodate the members of the family. This can pose a problem if you
have invited guests for a barbecue or party-like gathering, but you can solve it by asking Lan-Con to build a patio bench
or two to place along the perimeter of your patio. A patio bench can easily provide extra seating for dining, as well as for
enjoying a conversation.
Accent boulders can add a lot interest, impact, and character
to your landscape. They can even add a second or third level to
your landscape without actually having to create an elevated area as exceptionally appealing designs have more than one level.
However, accent boulders need to be made a "part" of the
landscape so placement is everything. Most people take landscape rocks and just lay them on top of the
ground as though they've just been thoughtlessly
placed around with no intentional method to the placement. This usually looks unnatural and out of place something that Lan-Con, as an experienced landscape designer, would never allow to happen.
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