Hardscape Structures and Features

This gallery shows examples of just a few add-on, enhancements and structures that are possible with stone and brick hardscaping by Doug’s.

Make a list of the amenities and structures you want in your landscape. Then give us a call and we will stop by and discuss the best way to make your concept a reality.

Outdoor kitchens or bars, lighting, patios, seating walls and of course there is a huge array of materials to consider.

The possibilities are almost endless and we look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

Naperville, IL Project

Naperville Front Hardscaping

Extensive hardscaping installation Doug’s completed at a newly constructed property in Naperville, Illinois. Well-planned and properly-built landscape structures not only finish a house, they bring the architecture into the landscape. This makes first impressions and visitor’s entrance more inviting and enjoyable.

It’s extremely important that paving, brick, garden walls and stoops are built to the manufacturers specifications, with skill and attention to detail. Thorough and exacting preparation work, such as good thick gravel bases, well compacted and leveled, with positive water runoff are crucial for a beautiful finished construction. With Doug’s you get all this and more (such as very polite and professional workers). There are some landscaping companies that don’t deliver quite as much.

This project included wide, well-paced steps into the property from the public sidewalk and a new walkway to the house entrance. A stacked decorative stone retaining wall feature brings the grading change into the design and creates a large raised planting bed area.

The stoop outside the front door is extended with a large new concrete base which has been covered with paver brick material. Materials are carefully selected to compliment the stonework on the house facade. The walks flow through the space and lead to the back garden.