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New Hampshire Landscaping Blog

17Oct

Keep that “Woodsy” feeling in your landscaping

The whole reason you bought that lake lot was because you love the woods and the lakes, right?  You know it!!!  Now you’ve built your house on it and you have a wooded slope that goes to the lakeshore.

How do you walk down that slope to the dock and still maintain the woods that you love?  

  1. Make minimal impact.  
  2. Disturb as little of the trees and undergrowth as possible. 
  3. Choose your materials wisely.

The naturally shaped stone steps in this photo showcase the use of proper materials when wanting to maintain the surrounding woods and maintain a “natural” feel.  No cookie cutter shapes here! 

The steps go around the existing trees and boulders.  The stone steps in this photo are quite large, and have a nice large level surface on each step for safety.  No more tripping over roots. 

We tucked in fieldstones along the edges of the steps in a naturalized manner to help prevent mulch from spilling onto the steps and to help maintain the sloped areas to the edges of the steps.  This is another “natural-feeling” choice in materials.

The stone retaining wall above has an amazing feeling to it.  It actually has an irregular bluestone patio above it and the view out to the lake is incredible from there.

If you purchased a lake home in New Hampshire, you’re probably like many of our customers who want to get away from more formal landscaping like you find in the urban areas.  You want to escape to your lake home and get away from it all!    

Our expert design and install team can be trusted to give you that look and feel you want with long lasting gorgeous stone materials such as these. 

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