South Russell Secret Small Garden

8/2/2016

South Russell Secret Small Garden

The owners of this South Russell condo were looking for a cozy, yet complete backyard renovation. First, excavation was needed along the existing retaining wall. Then, came the addition of an enclosed, secret garden consisting of flowers with constant blooming. A paver patio was installed off of the kitchen slider door. The colorful oasis was exactly what the gardening-loving homeowner envisioned. Finally, a natural stone table was added as the centerpiece of the design. This hideaway adds privacy to a small condo backyard. IMAGE...

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Shaker Heights Water Feature

Shaker Heights Water Feature

This project in Shaker Heights featured the addition of two water features, flanking both ends of the existing patio. The homeowners consisted of a young family, as well as in-laws. Each wanted to create their own water structure, so the challenge existed in designing complementary features that did not compete with one another. The waterfall, complete with fish, was built for the children, while the bubbler was the choice of the in-laws. The structures are tucked below the respective party’s bedroom, allowing for the enjoyment of calming background noise. IMAGE...

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Indian Hills Park Wetland Renovation

Indian Hills Park Wetland Renovation

This wetland renovation process at Indian Hills Park in Ashtabula Township centered around restoration of the area to its natural wetlands state. That goal was accomplished by installing a weir to control the water levels and adding plants typically native to Ohio wetlands. An elevated boardwalk was constructed to lead visitors to a viewing platform within the wetlands. The rustic construction allows for the preservation of picturesque wildlife. Walking paths along the river were installed for observation, as well as a primitive canoe launch, inviting patrons to bring their own boats. An unkempt wetland area evolved to a beautifully guided nature walk! IMAGE...

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Summer Tips For Your Outdoor Home

7/19/2016

Summer is the season for outdoor lovers. During this time of year, it is important to have a space that welcomes guests and provides a personal retreat. By performing some landscaping or construction in the backyard, this space can be a wonderful oasis or entertaining venue. Here are some summer tips that will extend your living space into the outdoors. Color is Everything. Summer is a time for vibrant colors. It is important to decorate your home with bright hues. The landscapers at The Ohio Valley Group recommend plants and accessories that bring a beautiful “beachy” or tropical setting to your backyard. With the correct foliage and landscaping theme, your home’s exterior will exude the feelings of summer. Pergola. To add a sense of privacy to your backyard, a pergola will be ideal. Patio lovers will enjoy a unique retreat that provides shade without a disconnect from the rest of the space. It is possible to build a breezy gazebo or an enclosed pavilion that is perfect for summer entertaining. Cook Outdoors. When it is too hot to heat your home’s interior oven, you can entertain and prepare a delicious meal in your outdoor kitchen. With your grill and stone oven, prepare pizza, steaks, burgers, and kabobs for your guests. When the evening gets cool, light your fire pit and toast marshmallows. These accessories offer a wonderful space to gather with your friends and family and enjoy the summer season. Relax in Style. Nothing says summer like a pool. Kids can splash around, and adults can lounge with a drink in their hands. No matter the size of your yard, the experts at The Ohio Valley Group will design something that complements the space. For an island atmosphere, create a tiki bar as well. If you want to discover more tips for your outdoor home, visit The Ohio Valley Group. These experts will help you make the most of your outdoor space. To schedule a consultation, call...

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The Benefits of Backyard Renovations and Pools with Ohio Valley Group

6/28/2016

The Ohio Valley Group has over two decades of experience performing residential outdoor improvements for homeowners. As summer has started, it is time to get your backyard and pool ready. Here are the benefits of hiring our company for your backyard and pool renovations. Increased Safety. When you are hosting evening parties or enjoying some time on your deck at night, you want your property to be adequately lit. Without the correct amount of illumination, it is possible to trip, fall, and become injured. Also, lighting is vital to security. We make sure to provide lights that keeps strangers from lurking around your home without being noticed. Clients gain peace of mind knowing we have been recognized by Kichler Lighting as a Premier Lighting Pro, so everyone is in good hands. Beautiful Aesthetics. At Ohio Valley Group, we are dedicated to heightening the aesthetics of all clients’ backyards. We specialize in ecoscapes and patio designs. Our landscaping designs are sustainable and environmentally friendly. Our features conserve natural resources while adding beauty and function to your yard. We offer numerous alternatives to pavers and blacktop. Our stamped concrete resembles brick, cobblestone, and other natural items. While it appears unique and expensive, it is quite easy on your wallet. For a one-of-a-kind addition to your home, we can install a stunning water feature. We work with each client to create something that impresses the eyes and brings a sense of peace to a residence. Heightens Efficiency. When a home is energy efficient, utility bills will be lowered. At Ohio valley Group, we want to help you save money each month. Pools and spas offer relaxation and fun, but they can use a great deal of water and energy. Our construction specialists create paradise-like environments that include water and energy efficient technologies that lower your monthly expenses. More Fun with Family and Friends. Summer is the perfect time for outdoor entertaining. Nothing is better than preparing a delicious meal on the grill to share with family and friends. We consult with clients to design the ideal exterior bars, kitchens, and fire pits. We offer top opulence with elegant stainless cabinets, granite countertops, wine refrigerators, and pizza ovens. These features make it possible to eat, drink, and converse while enjoying nature’s bounty. When you want to reap the...

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