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Custom Outdoor Entertaining Area

Custom Outdoor Entertaining Area

This home’s new construction provided the ideal blank slate to create a breathtaking outdoor oasis that realized the homeowner’s landscaping wish list. Farda Landscaping & Excavating created a stunning outdoor entertainment area which capitalized on gorgeous mountain views surrounding the property. Included in the design were a pergola with a bar for dining, a grill, recessed refrigerator, and the design’s show-stopping centerpiece – an outdoor fireplace which extends the enjoyment of this luxurious and elegant entertaining area through all four seasons. Mixed pattern paver decks provided a rustic accent and the stone faced foundation and stairs offered the final flourish.

Custom Driveway

Custom Driveway

This custom driveway project resulted in an easy care surface that is beautiful in design and complements both the home’s landscape and architecture. Central to the project’s focus was the creation of a driveway design which was appropriate for the age and rustic façade of the home, barn, and carriage house. A tumbler block paver material was selected for its aged appearance and the homeowners were so pleased with the result that the project expanded to nearly 5,000 square feet. The completed driveway is a true showpiece that is easier to maintain and will retain its beauty year after year.

Lakeside Resort Renovation

Lakeside Resort Renovation

This project reinvigorated the landscape design of the pool area for a regional resort undergoing restoration. Incorporating natural elements and blending the landscape design to enhance the scenic mountain and lake views was central to the design plan for this project. New walkways were installed around the pool and Jacuzzi area and a new retaining wall utilizing boulders sourced on-site was added to support the hillside Jacuzzi structure. Existing trees and shrubs were repurposed into the landscape and river rock top dressing was used in the planting beds – both lending the perfect complement to the wooded, lakeside vista.

Outdoor Entertaining Area

Outdoor Entertaining Area

This project realized the customer’s vision of a welcoming outdoor entertainment area which would create a relaxing environment in which to gather with family and friends. This outdoor living space’s design focal point is the hand-built, custom bar complete with bespoke flagstone shelves and a granite countertop. The outdoor entertaining area itself is defined by pavers laid in a five piece pattern and a sitting wall. Trees and shrubs were incorporated to accent the design and outdoor lighting features were used to extend the enjoyment of this breathtaking outdoor entertainment area into the evening hours.

Mr. & Mrs. B; Wind Gap, PA

Mr. & Mrs. B; Wind Gap, PA

For the transformation of this outdoor space, an aging concrete pool surround was removed and replaced with gorgeous concrete pavers. The challenge was to choose a color and pattern to complement the stone façade of the home. Extensive drainage work was installed in a stone base prior to laying the paver pattern. Hand selected boulders create a one of a kind diving platform.

C & D; Columbia, NJ

C & D; Columbia, NJ

A unique spring fed pool was surrounded by a crumbling, painted concrete deck. Chipped and hard to maintain, the deck was a real eyesore, detracting from the unusual pool. This job was challenging in many aspects. A winding, steep, half mile drive along a ridge made it tricky to haul in trucks and heavy equipment. Furthermore, the tight quarters surrounding the pool, complicated by underground springs and an existing light pole, took skill and ingenuity to maneuver. Extra care was taken to ensure that the side of the pool did not cave in during the excavation and removal of the concrete. A ramp was created from the demolished concrete to access the pool site. This narrow path left no room for error. Drains were installed to remediate the underground springs and to provide a stable base for the new patio. Geofabric with 8 inches of tamped 2A stone created a solid foundation before laying paver. CST Brown Flash pavers were laid in a five piece random pattern, installed in the same footprint as the original concrete patio. The transformation is dramatic and the homeowners are ecstatic. What was formerly a crumbling eyesore is now an appealing entertainment area.

Pula Funeral Home (after)

Pula Funeral Home (after)

For this job, the decades old foundation plantings had become overgrown and presented a tired appearance. This lovely, historic building in Stroudsburg was hidden behind the dated landscape. To transform the property, the existing plantings were removed and replaced with fresh and updated landscape plantings. The thoughtful selection of plants will result in year round visual interest. Long blooming perennials provide a burst of color. The result is lovely curb appeal, worthy of the attractive building.

Pula Funeral Home (before)

Pula Funeral Home (before)

For this job, the decades old foundation plantings had become overgrown and presented a tired appearance. This lovely, historic building in Stroudsburg was hidden behind the dated landscape. To transform the property, the existing plantings were removed and replaced with fresh and updated landscape plantings. The thoughtful selection of plants will result in year round visual interest. Long blooming perennials provide a burst of color. The result is lovely curb appeal, worthy of the attractive building.

Reeders - Mr Po

Reeders - Mr Po

New construction. The homeowner enjoys do-it-yourself projects, but needed help with larger landscape projects. The initial phase entailed a patio installation and resolution of drainage issues from roof runoff and a bank. The patio was constructed of broken flagstone set with tight joints. We reset an existing front walkway using large flags.

Important notes: a previous landscaper had provided a substandard grade and lawn. We redid the work to the customer's satisfaction. This job is a great example of working within the homeowner's budget. Phase one was completed the first year, and we returned the next season to complete additional projects.

East Stroudsburg - Mr. Mo

East Stroudsburg - Mr. Mo

The goal was to construct a curved front walkway, addressing drainage issues and renovate existing stone walls. We also created stepping stone pathways, installed a new lawn, and installed French drain and downspout systems.

East Stroudsburg - Mr. E

East Stroudsburg - Mr. E

The homeowner wanted to achieve a low maintenance landscape in the front yard. Landscape block was used to define the yard area from the culvert area. Stone and landscape lighting were used in the fron landscape. In the rear we proposed that the existing deck railing be removed and install steps to create a welcoming flow from the deck to the new patio. We resolved drainage issues by installing a wall outside the patio, and installing downspouts from gutters.

Stroudsburg - Mr. L 08

Stroudsburg - Mr. L 08

Homeowners were renovating a cottage located in the rear yard. A parking area was created, maintaining an existing stone foundation. A natural appearance was desirable for the property, so a choice of boulders for the wall was appropriate. The parking area was filled in and covered with stone.

Stroudsburg - Mrs. P

Stroudsburg - Mrs. P

Removed existing overgrown plant material. We replanted creating a perennial garden. The renovation revealed an existing walkway which had been obscured by the overgrown plants. The walkway was reset and restored.

Mr. Cf Ranch lands 06

Mr. Cf Ranch lands 06

The homeowner had recently installed a pool and patio, and the adjacent hill was eroding. An additional challenge was soil coming right to the fence at a height of 6 ft. We used this soil to backfill the wall. The resulting walls supported all of our heavy equipment during the construction process.

Stroudsburg - Mr. M

Stroudsburg - Mr. M

Renovation of an overgrown existing landscape. We installed a landscape block border with caps. Existing planting material was repurposed as much as possible.

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