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2200 Howard Rd. Petoskey, MI. 49770

© 2016 North By Nature Landscapes

Landscape & Gardening Services from Concept to Completion

April 21, 2017


From concept to completion, listening to customers, guiding their choices and helping them to visualize the future, we help bring dreams to life. Well designed and properly constructed hardscape patios and retaining walls add timeless beauty and value to residential and investment properties.  








Photos: Completed Patio, Sketch and rendering by Green Room Landscape Architect, Jessica Spencer.



North by Nature Landscapes guarantees it’s hardscape projects for we start with a sound, well-drained base. Unseen is the drain pipe already buried in the patio base. Each layer of stone is compacted. Landscape cloth is installed and a sand is used to reach the final grade to lay the stones.










Larger stones are set around the perimeter for maximum stability, each are cut to fit with a 1-2 inch gap between stones.



Here, all the stones are set in place, the grade is checked along the way so that any water run off flows to the


outer edge of the patio. The joints are ready to pack with a mix of crushed stone.
















The patio is completely dry laid, which means there is no mortar or poly-sand to fail over time. If a stone does happen to get broken, it is replaceable.




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