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Front Yard Landscape Replacement – Manalapan, NJ


Out client has 15 year old landscaping that was detracting from the overall look of the home The landscaping needed to be brought up to date to modernize the look of the front yard.

Project Information

Estimated Project Cost (2017): ± $22,500 

Estimated Project Duration: 3 days total (not including weather delays)

Project Location: Manalapan NJ

Completion Date: 10/13/2017

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12 + 3 =

The Solution

We replaced the majority of the original landscape that was in the front of the house. Per the clients wished we did transplant their Ilex Compacta shrubs kept some of their existing hedges. To keep the modern look our client was looking for we provided a full cleanup of the property.  This included trimming the old hedges and cleaning up the original flower beds to make them look like part of the new design. Also we did recycle a lot of the stone material used in the original landscape design to keep things within our clients budget.

Materials Used: Landscaping

  • 10 – 4-5ft Sky Pencil Boxwoods
  • 80 – 5 gallon Boxwoods
  • 2 – 6-7 ft. White Pines
  • 6 – 8-10 ft. Green Giants
  • 5 – 6-7 ft. Green Giants (in the back yard to replace dead trees)
  • 20 tons of top soil
  • 50 yards of black mulch

Backyard Remodel Cream Ridge NJ


Replace an existing pool and empty back yard into a complete outdoor entertainment area tying it into an existing deck.

Project Information

Estimated Project Cost (2017): ± $143,000 (not including the pool)

Estimated Project Duration: 1.5 months (Including permit inspections, subcontractors work, and pool removal and installation)

Project Location: Cream Ridge NJ

Completion Date: 09/17/2017

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3 + 1 =

The Solution

After the installation of the pool we designed and installed a 1085 sq. ft. pool deck with double borders. On the shallow end and rear length of the pool a short retaining wall was put in place to add landscaping beds around the pool and create the feeling of an outdoor living space. We included some pillars for decoration and lighting with 2 of them featuring large fire bowls on the pavilion side of the pool. A custom built 20′ x 16′ pavilion was built on top of a 420 sq. ft. patio area featuring a bar area with MSI natural ledger stone panels and a 42″ steel insert natural gas reclaimed wood fireplace with a TV. We also installed a complete outdoor lighting package and a full landscape design complimenting their outdoor entertainment area. All pavers, wall blocks, caps, and pool coping are from Techo-Bloc. Outdoor lighting comes from Coastal Source and the bar appliances are all Delta Heat products. The two pillars supporting the fire bowls were also built with MSI natural ledger stone panels matching the bar area.

Materials Used: Pool Area

  • 220 sq. ft. of Techo-Bloc Borealis smoked pine wall block.
  • 80  ln. ft. of Piedmonte riviera wall caps.
  • 1085 sq. ft. of Techo-Bloc BLU60 shale gray pavers for the pool deck.
  • 362 ln. ft. of Techo-Bloc Villagio chocolate brown pavers for the inside border.
  • 465 ln. ft. of Techo-Bloc Blue 60 shale gray pavers for the outside border.
  • 132 ln. ft. or Techo-Bloc Piedemonte riviera pool coping.
  • 119 ln. ft. of Techo-Bloc Parisian shale grey pavers for the coping border.
  • 2 – 2′ x 2′ x 3′ pillars by the pool entrance built with Borealis smoked pin block and Piedmonte riviera caps.
  • 2 – 2′ x 2′ x 2′ pillars at the far end of the pool to hold the two large firebowls with MSI ledger stone veneers.

Materials Used: Pavilion Area

  • 20′ x 16′ custom built pavilion with upgraded vinyl ceiling. 
  • 420 sq. ft. Techo-Bloc Borealis hazelnut raised floor with a Techo-Bloc Rocka rock garden brown border/step
  • 25 ft. L shaped bar with MSI natural stone ledger panels with a Delta Heat refrigerator and built in stainless steel storage units.
  • 42″ natural gas vent free fireplace with a recessed area for a TV. Stainless steel fireplace insert with a reclaimed wood exterior.

Materials Used: Landscaping

  • 20 – 24-48″ Wintergem Boxwoods
  • 2 – Boxwood cones
  • 1 – Phantom Hdrangea
  • 3 – 2.5″-3″ caliper Rose of Sharon
  • 1 – Chanticleer Pear, 2.5″-3″ caliper
  • 8 – 3 gallon Hughes Junipers
  • 4 – Maiden grass
  • 35 – 1 gallon assorted perrenials
  • 29 – 4-5 ft. Emerald Green Arbroviteas
  • 5 – Limelight Hydrangea
  • 8 – Fire Nandina red
  • 4 – Dwarf Mugo Pines
  • 1 – Globosa Spruce
  • 17 – Red Knockout Roses
  • 15 – yards of mulch
  • 9 – tons of stone for highlights

Materials Used: Landscape Lighting

  • 5 – Coastal Source MR-II LED spotlights 
  • 8 – Coastal Source small China hat LED path lights
  • 1 – Coastal Source transformer and digital timer

Baseball Field Design & Construction in Freehold, NJ


Our clients needed reliable a practice field for their child’s little league baseball team. With an ample side yard they decided to build instead of looking for a local field that was properly maintained and available when their team needed it.

Project Information

Estimated Project Cost (2017): ± $35,000 

Estimated Project Duration: 3 days total

Project Location: Freehold NJ

Completion Date: 09/17/2017

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9 + 15 =

The Solution

With an abundance of land on the side of their property our lead designer and resident baseball fanatic went to work. He designed, laid out, and helped build a regulation size little league infield. To help protect the house a removable baseball netting system was devised to be used when the kids are on the field.

Materials Used

  • 8,200 sq. ft. of sod.
  • 45 tons of recreational grade infield mix (70-75% sand, 25-30% silt/clay)
  • 175 ln. ft. of pipe and 17 tons of clean blue stone for drainage

Poolscape & Privacy Hedge in Manalapan, NJ

Pool Landscaping with Privacy Hedge Manalapan, NJ - Total Renovation Cost Under $25,000

Our long time client in Manalapan, NJ wanted to change the look of her pool area and back yard. Our designers created custom poolscape design around their pool. In addition to that we installed a privacy hedge along behind the pool fence. The client also wanted to replace the grass under her deck with stone for easy maintenance. To complete the remodel of their back yard we installed new sod inside the pool area and from the driveway to the pool.


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Landscape Design & Poolscape in Manalapan, NJ

Full Property Landscape Remodel in Manalapan, NJ - Total Renovation Cost Under $120,000

Our latest client in wanted to refresh their entire property. A full redesign of their current landscaping in the front of the house. Part of the remodel included an update their back yard and pool area. To bring the design together we tied the patio, pool deck and their new pavilion area with multiple walkways and stepping stone paths. All new hardscape design elements feature concrete pavers and blocks from Techo-Bloc.


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Pool Deck & Landscaping

Landscape & Pool Makeover in Marlboro, NJ

We recently completed an entire landscaping, patio, and pool deck design for a client in Marlboro, NJ.

Our clients wanted an entire make over of their backyard in Marlboro, NJ. Our designers put together a complete landscape design for the backyard including a new patio, steps, pool deck, and pool coping.

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Pool Deck Pool Coping & Landscape Design

Pool Coping & Deck in Manalapan Completed!

Last week we finished up our customers new pool deck and pool coping in Manalapan, NJ.

Along with the pool deck and pool coping we installed a sitting wall by the pool. The landscaping around the pool was designed to tie in the new pool area with the look and feel of the rest of the outdoor living space. The new pool deck and coping transformed the pool into an extension of the outdoor living space.
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Pool Deck & Coping Refresh in Manlapan, NJ

We were out in Manalapan, NJ last week replacing the quartz pool deck and cleaning up the quartz
pool coping for one of our clients. The crew removed the old quartz pool decking, pool coping,
and cut out the original concrete base. The decking is being replaced with gray quartz before
cleaning up and reinstalling the pool coping.

French Drain & Landscaping in Tinton Falls, NJ

Here the crew installing a French drain and landscaping along our clients fence in Tinton Falls, NJ in Monmouth County.  With the heavy rainfall in the beginning of April our client needed to alleviate the drainage issues in their back yard. Once the construction of the drain was completed a line of 24 Golden Peabody arborvitaes were planted. The job isn’t finished yet. There is a spring cleanup to finish and black mulch to lay down. More pictures to come in the next few weeks.   Read More