Project of the Month

Brookhaven Beauty
Jun 10, 2016

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This job recently completed for the Phillips/Prato family was an exciting one for Personal Touch. They have a lovely home in Brookhaven with a beautiful existing landscape that included a bluestone patio and an outdoor fireplace.

Personal Touch Lawn Care Backyard Beauty with a bluestone patio and outdoor fireplace


They wanted to take it to the next level. Entertaining is very important to them and they wanted to expand their entertainment area. Personal Touch was hired to first do a design that would best meet their goals. Steve Adams, our landscape designer, came up with a brilliant design that not only met all of their goals but also added beauty and functionality to the landscape.

Brookhaven Georgia Personal Touch Lawn Care Outdoor Entertaining Space 

Brookhaven Georgia Beauty Personal Touch Lawn Care Finished Outdoor Entertaining Space 

We expanded the existing bluestone patio to add useable entertaining space. We also added a brick seat wall to add additional seating and to set off the patio from the rest of the landscape.

Personal Touch Lawn Care Brookhaven Beauty Atlanta Georgia Building Brick Seating Wall 

Brookhaven Georgia Outdoor Space Finished Brick Seat Wall with Bluestone Patio by Personal Touch Lawn Care 

To expand the space even further and add another texture, we added an additional patio in the middle of the backyard set in the turf. This adds a nice accent and the turf in the joints adds a different look than the traditional mortared joints.

Patio pavers set in turf for added texture in backyard entertaining space in Brookhaven Georgia by Personal Touch Lawn Care 

Brookhaven Georgia Outdoor Space finished patio pavers for added texture in lawn by Personal Touch Lawn Care 

In the back of the property we added another brick retaining wall and made a raised planting area. This turned an unusable space into a useable space by leveling out a steep slope. Some plant material was added for color and texture and to fill in an open space in the back of the property.

Retaining wall and raised plant bed in Brookhaven Georgia by Personal Touch Lawn Care 

Finished raised garden bed with brick retaining wall in Brookhaven Georgia by Personal Touch Lawn Care 

Overall when the project was completed the Phillips/Prato job enhanced their backyard by adding additional entertaining space and plant material to improve the overall beauty of the property. Check out all the completed photos on in our projects.

Personal Touch Tips:

Get fall pre-emergent down before temperatures get too cool. You want a barrier of protection from fall/winter weeds before they start to germinate. If you plan on aerating and seeding, then do not apply a pre-emergent first as this will inhibit the growth of grass seed.