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.

Riverside Patio Project 2

Riverside, Illinois Project

This project involved building a highly detailed patio in a small backyard space. Clay paver bricks in a rich dark color were used for the main field area and a contrasting lighter color brick for the inset border accents.

Large flagstone pieces were dry-laid to create an area for the barbecue and steppers leading in through the garden gate and also to the children’s play area at the very back of the property. Pea gravel was used to fill the spaces between the flagstone slabs. A limesone stepping stone path was also created along the side of the house.

When the kids were getting a bit older the homeowner asked us to do more work at the back of the property. The swing set was removed and a crushed granite gravel was installed which surrounded raised planting boxes and beds where the family turned their attention to growing herbs and vegetables.

The installation shows how quality materials, craftsmanship and attention to detail can create a beautiful landscape in even a small property.