A party-ready and family friendly patio
Hosting an event at your home is a sure motivator to get the backyard ready for guests. This homeowner in Crystal, Minn., needed the job done in time for a daughter’s graduation party, and Villa Landscapes rose to the challenge.
The backyard area needed a makeover that was party-ready and family friendly with areas for dining and seating. This homeowner chose Willow Creek’s weathered Cobblestone pavers in Lakeshore Blend with a border course in a contrasting charcoal to create a sweeping, curving patio for entertaining plus a walkway to a storage shed. Cobblestone pavers can be installed in several configurations; the homeowner chose the four-unit pattern for its beautiful, random appearance.
There are two entrances to the back yard, and the homeowner wanted access to the inside of the home from both. One set of stairs was constructed using VERSA-LOK retaining wall Standard units in Charcoal Blend, and the other concrete steps were veneered with matching pavers. Bullnose treads in Charcoal Blend provide a beautiful and safe finish to the stairs.
This project is enhanced by a large, bubbling water feature made with basalt rock, surrounded by perennials, boulders and river rock. Curvilinear planting areas near the home look stunning with natural rock mulch, too. The solution creates the perfect setting for a graduation party and many celebrations to come.