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These State College Homeowners had a pond and waterfalls constructed in their backyard several years before we met them. The Team from Tussey Landscaping was called in to remedy several design and construction problems. After evaluating the existing stream, Tussey agreed to remove the existing stream and surrounding landscape and rebuild the Waterfalls.
This pond had water clarity issues that stemmed from an improperly designed ecosystem. To address the water quality issues, the crew from Tussey increased the filtration capabilities on this pond. Also, a dosing system was added to maintain healthy levels of beneficial bacteria in the pond's ecosystem.
Raw Limestone rocks in the previous stream were leaching, raising the PH of the water. this contributed to the water quality issues that needed corrected.
By using weathered sandstone boulders and rocks in the new waterfalls, the crew diminished the alkaline affects of the raw boulders. These aged Pennsylvania transfer a look of timelessness to the new waterfalls.
After the stream rebuild was done, our crew landscaped the surrounding areas, adding some River Birch trees for some mixed shade. Our crew installed low voltage lighting in the landscape beds. Underwater lights were added to both the stream and the pond. After shrubbery and perennials were planted, the beds were mulched and all disturbed lawn areas were reseeded.
This Water feature and landscape renovation brought new life and beauty to this backyard. If you have dreams for your home, or want ideas on how to bring beauty to your backyard, begin the process today
For this project, We returned to one of our outstanding clients, to extend their outdoor living space to a new dimension; a fire pit. This Fire pit area design was to meet several requirements. Obviously, an easily accessible fire pit was the center of this project. But the owners wanted a function as well as beauty. a fire to cook over as well as to socialize around. These goals were integrated into a formal fire pit and seating area, which seamlessly connected to the existing outdoor living space. The construction of this project followed suite, and the final project delivery followed...
This project construction was a hubbub of activity. After the fire pit was constructed, our mason began lining the inside of it with heat resistant firebrick and mortar, to protect the block, while another crew began building the base of what would become the seating wall.
As the patio and fire pit design became a reality, our team recognized some needed changes. The mature landscape, that once was a backdrop to the pond area, was now blocking the view of the waterfalls from our newly installed fire pit seating area. So we incorporated some landscape renovations into this project. We needed the surrounding landscape and lighting to flow together as seamlessly as the walkways and patios did. After removing some of the mature shrubbery that was blocking the waterfall view, our team replanted the surrounding areas with a mix of lower plants that would compliment the patio seating area, while still encouraging easy viewing of the pond and waterfalls beyond.
When the final details to this project were completed, the results were stunning. The fire pit and seating area hold a distinctly defined and formal look, yet they still combine the colors and textures of the corresponding kitchen and patio areas. the complementing landscaping and lighting create a natural aura to enhance the sights and sounds of the Aquascape pond and waterfalls. This entire backyard is an integrated haven of function and beauty, earth and stone, fire and water.
If you want to watch this fire pit and seating area come together, check out our video of this project from beginning to completion.
If you have questions about this project, or if you want to start a conversation with us about your next outdoor project, contact us below
8583 Woodbury Pike
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
Call us: 814.696.3700