The Lakeside Dog Daze project started out as a blank canvas. This space was no stranger to backyard barbecues, family gatherings, and weekend celebrations, but what it lacked was the style, convenience and comfort to match. Knowing the wants and needs of the client as well as the intention of the space, allowed our team to come in and create a work of art.

The paver patio, sitting wall, retaining wall and outdoor fireplace were all built using Techo-Bloc’s versatile, durable and modern borealis. Coming in all different shapes and sizes, Borealis is the best choice for capturing the esthetics of wood with the practicality and durability of concrete. As an added bonus, there’s no need for deck staining or wood-treating as borealis is maintenance-free. This client can enjoy the benefits of borealis in their backyard without ever worrying about wood rot or ongoing maintenance.

A hidden gem of this project is the sneaky lights. The hive 22mm lights were bore into the patio ensuring a high quality and illuminating effect. Scattered all over the surface of the patio and along the retaining wall, it gives the illusion of stargazing while reflecting the beauty of Lake Norman.

Another critical component of this project was raising the golf cart path approximately one and a half feet in order to get positive grade and positive drainage. The natural stone retaining walls on either side of the golf cart path will allow the homeowners to get in and out of the golf cart without worrying about slipping on a wet surface. The raised golf cart path also leads into the doggy lake entrance. Creating natural stone steppers for the dogs to use as they enter and exit the lake was an important feature for the homeowners as it’s not only easy on the dogs physically, but it also allows them to naturally dry off before going back into the house.

This project included:

  • Techo-Bloc borealis paver patio with built-in lights, sitting wall, retaining wall, and outdoor fireplace.
  • Stepping stone pathway
  • Doggy lake entrance (AKA Natural Stone Steppers)
  • Raised golf cart path
  • Natural stone retaining wall
  • Multi-story Techo-Bloc borealis staircase
  • Plant design and install
  • Tall fescue sod install
  • Full grading and drainage system install
  • Bed Enhancement: bed edging, mulch, and cleanup

If you would like to have your backyard dreams turned into a reality, give the team at Southern Cut a call or fill out our online contact form and we’ll get started creating a place where art and nature coexist.