EMBELLISHMENTS The standout feature of the Gillikin patio is a huge, stone fire pit, which deserves its own story of construction. Landscaping was another major aspect of the design, with the goal to blend the new installation with the scenic outdoor environment. To make this connection, Trimm incorporat- ed natural stone unearthed on site as well as hand-picked stones selected locally to maintain the
natural theme throughout. By sur- rounding the pavers with boulders, ferns and shrubs that decorate a ground-cover of thick pine straw, the new patio looked like it “grew there.” And that was the goal.
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The uphill side of the patio was lined with tall edging bricks to divert runoff from the patio surface.
Shown below is a finished shot of the completed Pavestone patio project, complete with furniture and landscaping. The uphill side of the walkway was lined with natural stone and boulders to inhibit erosion.