Brick Walkways, Patios and Drives|
Add Warmth and Charm to Your Landscape
by Rick Dassow, Owner
Ideal Property Management, Inc.
Whenever a client calls to discuss the benefits of brick or stone features in a landscape, I feel a certain sense of excitement that never seems to grow old. That's because over the past 25 + years in the landscape business, I've seen first-hand how "hardscaping" and "landscaping" can work together to enhance a property.
Over those years, I've introduced brick and stone into hundreds of residential landscapes. In each case, these features added warmth and charm to the homes' outdoor environments - and in many cases, functionality as well.
These brick/stone installation projects included stone driveways, walkways pillars and edging, brick patios, firepits, outdoor kitchens and retaining walls......... and much, much more.
So when a client shows interest in brick or stone landscape features, I make it a point to meet and share ideas. These discussions usually address details, so I typically ask questions like these:
With answers in hand, I then draw up a proposal, create a schematic design and select materials appropriate for the look and feel of the home and yard.
- What kind of project do you have in mind?
- What size is the area in question?
- Exactly what will it will be used for?
- What surrounds it?
- Is hardscaping appropriate for the space?
- Are you thinking of brick, or stone?
- Would you prefer - natural or synthetic?
- What color palette do you like?
- Does it complement the home's exterior?
- What kind of budget is available?
The next step (one of the most rewarding) is our second meeting, where I present my design recommendations, proposal and material samples. The excitement builds as the visuals unfold -- especially when the client sees the design and can envision the end result.
At this point, if the project is a "go," we finalize the choice of brick or stone, decide on the color scheme and discuss any additional landscaping needs the client may have so the work can be done in tandem. It's always rewarding to help the client decide on the final plan, and then to see Ideal's team carry the installation work to its finish.
We invite you to see a visual sampling of some of our projects in a short
slide show, and in the "Photo Gallery" section of this website. Both areas showcase some of our past work and may give you ideas for your outdoor living spaces. Then, for more information, give us a call.
Thanks to a loyal following, Ideal Property Management has proudly been serving clients in Milwaukee's Northshore suburbs for more than 25
years. Our business has grown primarily through referrals and on-going requests from satisfied customers....people like you.