The term "hardscaping" came into fashion when modern materials multiplied the possibilities. Custom pavers are now a key component in many landscapes, turning the merely-practical into the spectacular. Professionally hardscaped patios and walkways and retaining walls are beautiful, long lasting, and virtually maintenance free. Each of the homes shown on this video presented a different challenge.
- The Clyde & Debbie McDaniel Residence Elkton, Virginia
Featured in the 2005 Edition of Historic Garden Week In Virginia, The McDaniel landscape is a masterpiece of form and function and includes outdoor living and dining areas for socializing in style.
- The Rob & Peggy McKearney Residence Harrisonburg, Virginia
Here, the challenge was vertical, and the owner’s desire for an outdoor patio for entertaining. A large retaining wall with a suitable drainage system was required, along with terraced hardscaping and planting beds. The centerpiece is a water feature that follows the contours of the landscape in its downward flow.
- The Steve & Karen Sodikoff Residence
The hand-paved driveway provides a touch of European elegance in keeping with this spectacular home. Note the difference custom pavers make in the patio surface surrounding the pool.