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Here’s What You Can Find in Our Masonry Supply and Landscape Supply for Your Lancaster, PA, Outdoor Designs

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With summer not yet a distant memory, you can likely come across many homeowners who are still thinking about ways to improve their landscape for even better outdoor experiences next season. Here’s what you can find in our masonry supply and landscape supply for Lancaster, PA, outdoor designs that will fulfill your clients’ wishes.

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With summer not yet a distant memory, you can likely come across many landscape professionals who are still thinking about ways to improve their landscape for even better outdoor experiences next season. Here’s what you can find in our masonry supply and landscape supply for Lancaster, PA, outdoor designs that will fulfill your clients’ wishes.

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The Patio

The biggest investment should likely be focused on the heart of outdoor living: the patio, with a cooking and fire area that inspires people to gather. Whether the patio is in need of a complete makeover, or it’s a new project, or whether a simple addition is needed (such as a fire pit peninsula), Watson Supply has the natural stone and concrete pavers you need to create the perfect outdoor living area.

The vertical elements of the patio could include outdoor kitchen or grill station walls, fire features, water features, pillars, and steps. These can also be constructed using natural stone or manufactured stone. 

Natural stone offers unbeatable character for a completely one-of-a-kind space, and manufactured stone (concrete pavers and wall veneers) offers an expanded range of sizes, colors, shapes, and finishes for greater design flexibility.

You could also opt to mix the two. Natural stone could be perfectly suited as the main attraction of a patio, with contrasting concrete pavers as a border or as decorative accents. With today’s quality concrete pavers, it’s difficult to tell the difference. Another option is to use natural stone on a retaining wall and concrete pavers on the patio. Today’s materials give you unprecedented options!

Fire and Water Features

Fire features and water features transform a patio from a place to just grill a burger and get some sun, to an extraordinary backyard getaway.

Fire pits, outdoor fireplaces, fire tables, waterfalls, fountains, and water walls are just a few elements that you could choose to make a place truly special. Any of these can be constructed using either natural stone or manufactured stone, or a blend of both. For example, a natural limestone hearth could be added to an outdoor fireplace kit. 

 

Choosing the right materials for a dramatic waterfall lets you unleash your creativity. A waterfall is a prominent feature that could be made using natural cut stone, river rock, or boulders; or, for special effects, you could add manufactured stone to get exactly the look and the acoustic properties you want to achieve.   

Take the landscape to the next level of “wow” with a water wall, where water is pumped to the top of a masonry wall, and allowed to trickle or flow down the face. The wall can be smooth opaque glass, rusted metal, or textured masonry depending on the desired effect. Add accent lighting and this stunning daytime feature will become an even more dramatic focal point. Water walls can also be used to add privacy.

Privacy

Privacy fencing may be an important consideration. For contrast with the large brown surface of tall wooden privacy fencing, the fence panels could be separated by masonry columns. This will add a sophisticated look. Masonry pillars also offer an opportunity to install outdoor lighting along the perimeter.

Retaining and Seat Walls

On a sloped site, retaining walls could be used to create a series of terraced gardens. Attractive low walls could be used alongside a driveway or walkway for an elegant touch. Seat walls around a fire pit or along the perimeter of a patio add overflow seating and beautifully define the spaces.

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