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Geology Nerd’s Backyard Hideaway

Geology Nerd’s Backyard Hideaway

Inspired by their geologist clients, designers Wade and Lauren helped transform a sloped backyard into a rock lover’s dream! While rebuilding the failing retaining walls, we repurposed existing thin stack stone and added big slabs of sandstone, which have grown a beautiful mossy coating with weathering. Cut in to the slope is a cozy bluestone alcove with an informal boulder firepit and sandstone bench seating, as well as a space for a future shed. Lush, easy-care shade plantings soften the substantial stonework.

Date

February 13, 2019

Category

Gardens, Stone

Tags

bluestone, firepit, irregular bluestone patio, patio, retaining wall, sandstone retaining wall, shade garden, thinstack retaining wall

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