One of the most difficult tasks when embarking on a landscape project is being able to envision a new design in the existing space. It's even more difficult when the existing space is a dilapidated pool and deck. For this particular project, we needed to ignore that deck and re-envision how the homeowners could best utilize their backyard. Our job was to transform that area into a one-level outdoor living space suitable for entertaining. The new design would be a huge upgrade and complete makeover to what the homeowners had become accustomed to.


Removed Pool and DeckOld Landscaping

Customer Needs:

  • Remove existing wood deck, edging, trees and fence
  • Create a patio that could be enjoyed both day and night throughout the season.

Peterson Solutions:

  • Tore apart and removed the wood deck, two large trees, rock, and edging
  • Excavated and regraded for a new patio with landscaping
  • Installed a large patio using Willow Creek Cobble pavers in a blended color and random pattern
  • Installed a 30" gas fire pit using Versa-Lok Ledgestone block. Connected the gas line to the old pool heater
  • Installed both free standing and retaining walls using Versa-Lok Ledgestone block
  • Installed landscape lighting underneath steps and around patio
  • Planted shrubs, grasses, and perennials in landscape beds with still edging and mulch
  • Laid sod for new lawn and damaged areas


Building a PatioBuilding a Gas Fire Pit


  • 16 cubic yards of black dirt
  • 3 cubic yards of hardwood mulch
  • Class 5 gravel base and bedding sand
  • 740 sq ft of Willow Creek Cobble pavers
  • Fire pit kit with lava rock
  • 2 landscape spotlights and 10 under cap lights
  • 40 ft of steel edging
  • 15 total plants
  • 4 pallets of cut sod



Days 1-2: Demolition  and removal of existing deck

Days 3-5: Excavation and base prep for patio

Days 6-13: Installation of patio, steps, gas fire pit, and freestanding wall

Day 14: Run low voltage lighting for spotlights and under cap lights

Days 15-17: Installation of small retaining wall around side of the house

Day 18: Installation of plants, mulch, edging and sod repair


Concrete Paver Patio

Backyard Patio

Outdoor Patio With Lighting

Gas Fire Pit


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