Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Start planning your next landscaping adventure. There's alot to think about when it comes to placement of all your outdoor garden greenery.
While some plants and trees require alot of sun, there are some that are shade only, or partial shade.
Another thing to consider is the height of the plant or tree. How big are they really going to grow? How wide of a space are they going to take up? So some you might not want to plant too close together. Once they get rooted and start to spread out, you don't want them to crowd other plants and greenery as that may take away from others getting sun.
Color plays a big part also when planting your greenery. There are may different shades of plants, trees, flowers and bushes to pick from, and trying to place them strategically can be a little stressful, time consuming, and frustrating. You sometimes second guess your self if you planted something in the "right" spot.
Well your not alone in the landscaping world. Here at Pittsburgh Stone and Waterscapes we have the experience of doing exactly that. Placing those plants, trees, bushes and flowers in just the right places where they can flourish and bloom to look lush and delightful.
So take the guess work out of those landscaping stressful moments and let Pittsburgh Stone and Waterscapes make your landscaping need stress free.

Front yard bank filled with beautiful greenery

A mixture of colors
A mixture of dimension

Hillside Landscaping
Add some boulders to your landscaping

Friday, October 16, 2015

Fire Pits
If you're like many of us you dread the upcoming winter months. Don’t let them get you down.  Spend as much time as you can outdoors by trying to get the days to last longer and the weather to stay warmer. Not sure if we can do all that but Pittsburgh Stone and Waterscapes can install your fire pit or outdoor fireplace so  you can stay outdoors and keep warm. The evenings are getting cooler and that means cutting of wood for your fire.
With the winter months coming soon, you may feel a little rushed about what kind of project you want to get into or perhaps where to place your fire pit or outdoor fireplace on your patio. No sweat. With winter coming, it's the perfect time to gather all your ideas. There's alot to think about such as measurements, colors, shapes, sizes and placement. Enough to keep you busy through the winter months deciding where you want your fire pit and/or outdoor fireplace. By getting those ideas in place, let us at Pittsburgh Stone and Waterscapes turn your ideas into reality so you will be able to lengthen your fall season to enjoy your outdoors longer next year.

Fire pits are usually round but there are many square ones also. Got some different ideas? Perfect ! Let us know your ideas and maybe we can bring them to life. 

If your one of the lucky ones you already have your fire pit in place. Use your fire pit for gatherings, to keep warm, always as a conversation area or roast marshmallows.
Be prepared if a sleepy feeling comes over you. Fire pits will have that effect on people. They are just that relaxing.  

Outdoor fireplaces offer the same kind of feeling of relaxation. Such a wonderful place to gather with friends and family is in front of the fireplace. There is some planning when it comes to building your fireplace also. Color, patterns and placement all play a role for your outdoor fireplace. But once it's installed, it was all worth the decision making that you had to do. It can change your backyards atmosphere to become a cozy little hideaway you can call your own.
Transform your backyard to a year round vacation spot.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Paver Patios

It maybe towards the end of the season but don't let that stop you when it comes to planning a new patio. Use the cold winter months to think about all the choices and decisions that may arise when it comes to figuring up your new outdoor living space.

A paver patio sets the foundation of much more to come. Once your patio is in place the sky is the limit. At that point is when you can place all the amenities on your patio that makes your outdoor living space your own personal oasis.
Adding a fireplace, fire pit, or outdoor kitchen will make it call come together. Installing some walls and pillars will help define certain areas that you may have in mind, and placing a roof or pergola over your patio provides shade.
Finish off with some final touches by adding some landscaping or boulderscaping to complete the project.

When installing a paver patio, there are so many options to choose from when it comes to colors or paver shapes. Designs can be done to make a particular area pop or borders can be installed with pavers to outline an alcove or the whole patio. Not only will you have to choose colors or patterns, you will have to make a decision on  the actual shape of your patio. Some opt to simply go with something square or rectangle, while others add curvy patterns to border hillsides, landscaping beds, pools, waterfalls, fire pits or simply to accommodate their outdoor features. There maybe certain areas that have a hard time growing grass and always seems to be lifeless. It's possible that's the perfect spot to add a paver patio. So much less maintenance than buying grass seed every year, planting it every year and seeing that it just won't grow in those hard to grow spots.
Pavers patios offer much more of a cleaner look. When it comes to walking around outdoors there is alot less mess walking back into your home, no dragging in of mud and dirt.

So consider yourself to have a winter project if your interested in a paver patio. The homework would be a little thinking on your part to see how many ideas you can come up with for your outdoor living space. Once the mind starts to picture a scenic backyard retreat that is just a step away outside your home there maybe no turning back and your will be excited to have your new paver patio installed right away.

Paver patios are becoming more and more popular as people see how much they beautify their home while having all the luxury that comes with it.

Looking to get some ideas? Let Pittsburgh Stone and Waterscapes LLC help you plan your backyard paver patio.

Paver Patios