Wrightstown Hardscape Installation :: Bucks County Brick Paver Walkway

Hardscaping, especially paver walkways and patios, are very popular in our area. A paver walkway provides a low maintenance and long-lasting alternative to traditional wood decking or poured concrete while being aesthetically pleasing. Many of our clients ask questions about the installation process of brick paver hardscapes. I’ve decided to share the steps E. Carson Meeder Fine Landscaping takes to ensure beautiful, high quality paver results.

This Wrightstown paver hardscape walkway was featured in a previous blog post. Let’s take a closer look at this hardscape project from start to finish.

The first step in the hardscape design process is meeting with the client to discuss the needs of the project, walk the property location, and take exact measurements. Next, one of our talented landscape designers creates a preliminary plan for the paver design project. The landscape designer includes a suggested color palette, pattern design and specific paver product that would complement the surrounding landscape. Careful consideration is given to the client’s wishes, needs and budget throughout this process. The hardscape design concept is presented to our client and, if necessary, the paver walkway design is modified and tweaked. Positive communication between a customer and landscape design team is essential throughout any successful landscape design project. The E. Carson Meeder Fine Landscaping team of professionals is dedicated to maintaining communication and support throughout the entire design and build process.

Okay, so let’s get down to the specifics of the actual paver hardscape installation.

Step 1: Excavation and preparation of the area.

Step 2: Compacted crushed stone base. We use compacted fine screenings as our final bed rather than sand to decrease settling.

Step 3: Pavers are set in place based upon the pattern preferences of the client.

Step 4: Final alignment of lines and cutting of pavers where needed.

Step 5: Polymeric sand is applied. The sand is brushed in and wet down to seal cracks and bond pavers together.

Tada! The final walkway … complete with beautiful lighting, fencing and benches!

Wrightstown Walkway :: Bucks County Paver Hardscaping

These photos show a paver walkway we installed at a local shopping center. The owner wanted to connect several areas of the property to help customers move safely about the property. In addition, we installed a white rail fence and decorative lighting. The result: A lovely setting to enjoy an ice cream cone, view the beautiful gardens, take a break from shopping or watch the kiddies ride the carousel.

Memorial Garden – George School – Newtown, PA

E. Carson Meeder Fine Landscaping has spent the past year planning, designing and installing a memorial garden on the grounds of George School, located in historic Newtown, Pennsylvania. It’s been a delight to work with members of the Class of 1965 to bring their vision to reality.

For those of you unfamiliar with George School, this internationally renown boarding and day school was founded in 1874 and is situated on a picturesque, 240-acre campus in beautiful Bucks County. Its stately buildings are reminiscent of neighboring Princeton University. It is home to some 500 students from all over the globe. It boasts notable alumni such as James Hammerstein, Julian Bond, Stephen Sondheim and numerous statesman, entertainers, writers, artists, scientists and scholars. Author James Michener once taught here. Obviously, you can understand our excitement at being chosen to work with such historical institution.

While we still need to place benches and complete some detailing, here’s the completed landscape design for the Class of 1965 Memorial Garden.


And, some pics of the memorial garden installation. Here, the hardscaping is complete and plant materials are being placed.


This photo was taken prior to the final mulch application.


Memorial bricks will be placed for those class members who have already passed and will continue to be updated as needed. The Class of 1965 Memorial was unveiled during a recent alumni celebration.


The serene setting and thoughtful landscape design will encourage visitors to sit, reminisce, and reflect on their fellow classmates and the years spent at George School.


Thank you to the Class of 1965 for allowing us to be a part of such a special project.


The Yardley Inn River Kitchen Garden :: Landscaping Bucks County, PA

Here’s the kitchen garden we designed and installed for The Yardley Inn last spring. It created quite a stir in Bucks County and was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer and on local news stations. We are happy to note that it continues to create excitement among the restaurant staff and diners. It’s both a beautiful feast for the eyes as well as the stomach! The harvest is used on a daily basis by Chef Eben to create the fabulous culinary creations served in the restaurant. You can’t get fresher than this!

Stop by The Yardley Inn Restaurant and Bar for a great meal in a beautiful setting!

Welcome to the FL Blog!

Yes! We finally have a blog! Our friends (and that includes you — our customers) have been asking for a website for quite a while. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to get to know you better. We have so many things to share with you. While we continue to expand and grow our site, here is a peek of what you can expect to find in the coming weeks.

First and foremost, we’ll acquaint you with some of the design projects we have been working on. You’ll view before and after photos so you can ooh and ahh along with us. You’ll see total outdoor living areas, kitchen gardens, hardscaping, water features and so much more. We want to inspire you and tickle your senses. If only we could include the fragrance of the blossoms and the sound of the breeze fluttering the leaves on the trees. But, unfortunately, for now, we’ll just have to settle for the visual.

You’ll discover future trends in the landscaping/green industry and just what that means to you. We’ll share practical tips and important information to keep your landscaping looking its best. And, if you have a particular question or concern, just let us know and we’ll try to answer those requests as well.

Finally, we hope to share local happenings and places that we think are fun to visit. All in all, we hope that you will be inspired, educated and entertained when you visit us. Thanks for coming and be sure to come back again!

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