Outdoor Fireplace Patio in New Holland Pa

Joel and Marty were longtime landscape clients, having hired us to update and maintain the landscape at their home in New Holland, PA.  After a number of years, they began planning a new home and asked us to complete their landscape design, front paver walkway, as well as a backyard hardscape patio that includes a firepit.  

We always view it as an honor when a longtime client asks us to work at their new home, and we love to be involved early in the home construction process!  When we collaborate with the home builder, small decisions can be made that reduce the overall cost of constructing a concrete paver patio. This allows and fully integrates the outdoor living space with the home’s overall design for a seamless and classy look.  

When we developed this patio design, we ensured it was fully permeable. This allows the rainfall to be absorbed back into the soil underneath, and the patio is able to store up to 4 inches of rainfall. This added feature prevents the rainwater runoff from contributing to any flooding or erosion issues on the property. Additionally, because we were involved with the home builder from the beginning, we were able to ensure that the home’s foundation was protected to avoid any issues with dampness in the basement.

To design the project, a concrete paver with a 3 color blend was chosen, echoing similar colors of the stone veneer on the home.  Semi-circular accents in the front walkway welcome friends & guests to the home, and contrasting dark borders echo the roof color to tie in a complete look. 

The patio space was designed to allow ample room for family gatherings.  A custom-tiered fire pit includes a place to relax and make memories of s’mores and hot dog roasts with their grandchildren!  The patio is on the east side of the home, providing a beautiful view of the sunrise while protecting the area from the hottest afternoon sun.  

The landscape was designed to provide not only privacy in key areas but also durability and low maintenance.  To bring the entire area together, we made sure to incorporate the homeowner’s favorite plants, colors, and textures.  Boxwoods provide a year-round pop of color and complete the appearance of the front of the home, while dwarf ornamental grasses soften the landscape and add additional color. Large trees were installed along the street to provide additional privacy and beauty. 

To illuminate the fire pit and walkway area, we used low voltage lighting, providing ambiance for the fire pit area and a sense of welcome and security for the front entrance.  Lanterns were installed on the piers around the fire pit for additional lighting when hosting large groups, and match the lanterns that are installed at the patio doors.  This combination of pier lanterns on a dimmer switch and low voltage under-cap lighting provides great flexibility in setting the mood!  

Using this combination of tiered and low lighting creates a warm and relaxing ambiance that is perfect for smaller groups and long conversations.  However, when hosting larger groups and dining outdoors, brighter lighting is often more appropriate and is just the flick of a switch away!  It also makes cleanup after an evening party so much easier. 

Thanks again, Joel & Marty, for trusting Willow Gates Landscaping with your new home!

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Who is Willow Gates? | Hardscape Contractors

At Willow Gates Landscaping, we are dedicated to delivering exceptional services to our valued customers, with our core values guiding every project—quality, integrity, and relationships. Our foundation rests on hard work, precision, and meticulous attention to detail, ensuring top-notch craftsmanship in our work.

Integrity is crucial in every deal we undertake, with a commitment to transparency and honesty. We strive to deliver outstanding work at affordable prices, reflecting our dedication to quality service. Above all, we place a high value on the relationships we build with our clients, emphasizing open communication and respecting their privacy. Our genuine appreciation for our customers is evident in every aspect of our service.

Willow Gates Landscaping provides a diverse range of services. To look into the details of each service, please click on the links below. We are more than happy to engage in discussions about any of these services with you!


Landscape Design

Turn your property into a serene haven for you and your family by adding flowerbeds, walkways, and walls to your backyard. We design and install projects from start to finish!

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Hardscape Patios

With expertise in crafting patios, walls, and steps using high-quality products, our skilled team excels in bringing your desired features to life with precision in design and implementation.

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Permeable Driveways

Explore the benefits that permeable driveways bring compared to conventional asphalt driveways. Look into what a permeable driveway can do for your property!

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Landscape Lighting

Take your landscape to new heights by integrating lighting into any project. Illuminate your property with our outstanding landscape lighting solutions, creating an exceptional ambiance.

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Stormwater Management

Considering that patios and other hardscaping elements may require stormwater management, we specialize in the design and implementation of effective solutions for efficient water management.

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Water Features

Integrating waterfalls can take your project to the next level when complementing pools or gardens. Enhance the overall appearance of your property and make your property the envy of the neighborhood!

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Outdoor Kitchens

Look into the possibilities of outdoor kitchens and fireplaces as extraordinary additions to your property. Benefit from our expertise as we specialize in the design and installation of these exceptional backyard projects.

General Contracting

In addition to landscaping and hardscaping, we undertake projects with various elements. Regardless of the scope, our unwavering commitment is to diligently work towards turning your dreams into reality!