"We had a homeowner client who wanted a small backyard area to relax in," says Steven Pinkos of Pinkos Landscaping in Barneveld, NY. "We first had to remove some plant material along with a concrete pad that was 10' x 12' and a solid 16 inches deep. That was an unforeseen problem we had to work out quickly. With a skid steer and mini excavator, fortunately, our crew had everything torn out in one day.
"The hardscape products we used in the outdoor living space included Belgard Dublin Cobble Modular in Brittany Blend with a Dublin Cobble Silex inner band in the solider course," Pinkos continues. "We also installed a Belgard Weston fire pit.
"The pergola was a 10' x 10' natural wood kit we got from an online marketplace called Fifthroom. What a great product; they do a great job and it only took four hours to put up. We are actually installing another one on a commercial job."
Pinkos Landscaping was #35 on our 2014 Landscape Industry Hidden Gems list. Founded in 1971, the design/build/maintenance company is now under the direction of second-generation brothers Kevin and Steven Pinkos. Visit pinkoslandscaping.com for more.