The team at Williams Landscaping & Pavers can create the ultimate experience in your own backyard

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For that something interesting, look no further than a splash pad seen from an outdoor kitchen with a custom pergola to hold a television, a full-service bar, or any other creature comforts you’d like to incorporate into your outdoor space.

By Adam Cook

These days, everyone could use an escape to take a breath of fresh air. The team at Williams Landscaping & Pavers creates a way out through custom patios and decks, pavilions and gazebos, and award-winning, dynamic landscape and lighting designs.

From whatever their clients imagine, the team of outdoor living professionals in Northeast Ohio can craft fun features for the whole family, splash pads for the kids, outdoor kitchens for moms and dads. Put it all together and it’s the key to unlocking outdoor living.

For so many months, between the biting winter and the pandemic, people have been cooped up at home to keep themselves and their families safe, locked down, to slow the spread of Covid-19. Surely by now they must have noticed the impact their surroundings have on the physical health and emotional well-being of everyone in the family.

“People want to be outside. They want to enjoy their yard and have a nice sitting area with a functional kitchen—the whole works,” says owner Brian Williams. “Outdoor living creates an environment that leads to relaxing in the evening hours after the kids are in bed.”

People need to be outside. While life is reemerging, there’s still a need to take precautions.

“We’re committed to the safety and well-being of our employees, their families and our clients,” says Brian. “It’s been amazing to see the level of support and care by so many in the community, even by means of social distancing.”

Outdoor living provides an additional room outside by incorporating architectural elements to frame space and furnish shade. When all the aspects of outdoor living are in play, people won’t have to wait for the winter to be at bay. Structural features like firepits encourage conversations to last into the night and extend into the colder months over toasted marshmallows.

A properly lit yard looks stunning from inside your home or driving by on the street. Plus, a well-lit yard deters crime and, Brian says, “will make you the envy of the neighborhood.”

Structure and design elements can create refuges or opportunities for play. With life seemingly paused as a result of the pandemic, now more than ever people need to make space for themselves and their families outside in their yards.

They can start with a patio or deck, which provides both function and form. Hardscaping elements add texture and variety. Some families prefer patios and others prefer decks. Every family has a particular preference—and budget.

“Our team listens to clients and can design a deck or patio that’s right for them, and we don’t charge a design fee,” says Brian. “Williams Landscaping has been in business for 20 years, guiding our clients and helping them realize their dreams of a yard they’d want to be in and be proud of.”

Williams Landscaping ensures clients get what they envisioned and brings their dreams to reality by using leading-edge technology. Design experts use imaging software to render dimensional views, bird’s-eye views, and color sketches.

Initial consultations, preliminary drawings, and color designs are then brought together in a realistic 3-D rendering.

“We bring everything together and we do a virtual walkthrough,” says Brian. “Our clients can see their dreams from every perspective.”

Lighting can have a dramatic effect that makes a lasting impression.

Pavilions and gazebos encourage the creative use of space. The design of a gazebo can take a variety of shapes and can be created with walls for hot tub privacy, for example, or left open for whatever the day holds.

Whatever the day holds, the stage needs to be set, and there are indeed no limits to the effects that can be achieved by a landscape professional. Brian says the key thing to keep in mind is to have eye attraction at every point.

“I like the eastern redbud—the color is vibrant and interesting all year long,” Brian suggests. “I also like to use liriope or lilyturf for small accents. There always needs to be something interesting to look at everywhere you turn.”

Lighting can have a dramatic effect that makes a lasting impression.

“Lighting extends your enjoyment of the outdoors, but also looks great indoors or driving by,” adds Brian.

For that something interesting, look no further than a splash pad seen from an outdoor kitchen with a custom pergola to hold a television, a full-service bar, or any other creature comforts. An abundance of plants and other landscaping details that make a yard come alive represent the freedom to sit back, relax and take a breath of fresh air.

Williams Landscaping can add structural features like firepits or fireplaces to encourage conversations to last into the night and extend into the colder months over toasted marshmallows.

Now is a time that people need to take stock of their surroundings. Permanent improvements like patios and decks, pavilions and gazebos, and landscaping and lighting add value to people’s homes and will pay dividends in the form of enjoyment for years to come.

Williams Landscaping & Pavers Ltd. is located at 800 Barchard St. in Grafton. Find inspiration at WilliamsLandscaping.org. Call 440-476-9135 to schedule a free consultation. Williams Landscaping carefully heeds all CDC guidelines and the team is always ready to meet you at your home or through your preferred video conferencing platform.

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