Retaining walls are everywhere, if you’re looking for them. Homes, businesses and schools all use them along property lines, landscaping, and steep grades. So, do you need a retaining wall? And if so, what do you need to consider before building or hiring a hardscaping company to design and build it for you?
With spring right around the corner, what better way to get ready for warmer days and outdoor entertaining fun than by planning your outdoor living space? Whether you have an expansive yard or a tiny backyard area to work with, you can bring outdoor style to your home.
Don’t wait until it’s too late; check out this list of things you need to know before you start your 2017 spring gardening season!
The weather outside is…. delightful!
The holidays are just around the corner, but that isn’t bringing our usual winter chill to St. Louis. Take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather by getting a jump-start on your landscape’s maintenance.
The yard is an extension of your living space, so why not make it as functional and liveable as possible? At Quiet Village Landscaping we see the swath of green space around a residence as capital that is often underutilized real estate. Take full advantage of your property by designing an outdoor space that feels more like an additional room than simply a yard. Built-in features like stone or paver fire pits and fireplaces create warmth and welcome use throughout the year, even when the temperatures drop. The benefit of having an open fire for grilling adds functionality to charm.
Sitting walls provide structure to your outdoor space and convenient seating for social gatherings. Our design team balances the functional hardscaping with gorgeous plant and flower selections which soften the feel of your space. The most memorable outdoor spaces have a mix of both elements. Permanent physical features provide a solid structure and support function while softer elements like plantings, trees, and manicured lawn areas create variety with a palette of colors and textures that change with the seasons.
Whether you would like to add structure or softness to your outdoor escape, our team can help. From patios to walkways, pergolas to water features, our goal is to maximize the functionality of your space while adding beauty and serenity that will increase your pleasure and your property value.
We are happy to offer your home our expertise and professional installation skills. Call our office at (314) 657-7050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a free initial design consultation.
Great news—the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District’s initiative “Project Clear” offers small grants to help improve water quality through rainscaping! As MSD announces on their website, they “will invest billions of dollars over a generation in planning, designing, and building community rainscaping projects, system improvements, and an ambitious program of maintenance and repair.”
Residents of participating St. Louis County municipalities can now apply for a rainscape rebate to establish a rain garden, amend the soil, or install permeable pavement, rain barrels, or even a green roof on their property. Find out if your property is included in the grant program focus area.
Quiet Village Landscaping can design a rain garden that adds beauty to your landscape while improving your property value. A rain garden is a great solution for existing drainage problem areas in your yard that hold water for hours—or even days—after a downpour. If your lawn has sections where turf refuses to grow and always looks patchy and weak, a rain garden may be just what you need.
By creating a shallow depression planted with a variety of attractive native plants, rain water can be held and properly absorbed by the soil to replenish groundwater supplies. This prevents rainwater from streaming off of your property to pollute and flood neighboring creeks and waterways, and it also provides food and refuge for native wildlife like butterflies and birds.
Due to the outrageous popularity of our time lapse video of the paver patio install, we bring you more Quiet Village Landscapers working extraordinarily fast to upbeat music!
A labyrinth is a maze-like pattern using various hardscape and softscape elements. Walking a labyrinth can be a calming and meditative process, relaxing and enriching the mind. Plus, it adds an interesting and creative focal point to your yard.
Call us today to find out how to make your yard “pop”! Reach us at 314-657-7050.
Watch our expert team install a patio via this time lapse video. Our professional installation is highly customizable so that you get exactly the look and style that suits you best. Here, we demonstrate two different patterns of paver alignment: diagonal and horizontal.
Permeable paver patios are environmentally friendly. Rainwater can trickle through the pavers and soak into the ground instead of contributing to stormwater runoff. Learn more about the benefits of permeable pavers.
There is a plethora of landscaping and construction companies here in the Lou, and all have different strengths. However, Quiet Village’s quality service and experienced team makes us stand out above the crowd. And when it comes to hardscaping projects like patios, pathways and retaining walls, we shine.
It starts with the design. We do not settle for “cookie-cutter” packages, nor should you. Instead, we offer custom designs and the widest selection of quality materials. Rebecca, our landscape designer, obtained degrees in both landscape design and fine art. Her thorough training in both the technical and aesthetic sides of hardscaping gives Quiet Village a unique edge.
Rebecca is very detail-oriented and she listens closely to our clients’ vision for each project. She takes into account the needs of her client along with the site’s intended purpose. She has quite the artistic flair, going the extra mile to capture the style and personality of each home owner.
Another thing that makes us distinct is the way our teams function. At Quiet Village, we bring together talented craftsmen with others of similar skills so that each member can support the others and continue to grow in his or her specialty. Our hardscaping team is not randomly assigned, but a group of hand-picked experts who enjoy the work and working with each other. These team members continue to gain experience in their areas of specialization through hands-on training using the latest hardscape technologies and materials.
We have very high standards for our work. Certified by the National Concrete Masonry Association, we hold ourselves to higher standards than merely the benchmarks of the industry. We utilize green practices so that our service is environmentally friendly. But the standard that we most strive to meet is that of our clients.
Nothing pleases us more than hearing how much one of our clients loves our work. Just recently, Rebecca designed a patio and sitting area for a family in Central West End. The original patio was brick, but the home owners decided to give the space a fresh look by using natural stone. However, Rebecca incorporated the old brick into a border around the seating area to reuse the materials they had on hand and to add something that would bring meaning and a sense of home. The family was very pleased.
When we claim to be the “top dog” in St. Louis hardscaping, we are proclaiming our confidence that we will not only perform better than our competitors, but we will meet your needs completely and uniquely. To this end, we have launched a brand new website showcasing our expertise in hardscaping. Check out the site at www.stlpatiosandwalls.com.