Patio on the Prairie
By Erickson Landscaping, Inc.
Backing up to the 15th fairway of a rural Livingston County country club, the homeowner’s maintained lawns and landscapes are perfectly encompassed by nature. Ponds, creeks, farm fields, groves of native trees, and an occasional “Fore!” echo in the background. Prior to reaching the backyard oasis, guests are greeted by a series of stone staircases and rolling lawns. No matter the chosen path, masses of roses, eye catching perennials, ornamental grasses, and crisply edged bed lines are there to gracefully direct one’s forward motion toward the swimming pool below. After a day of relaxation, the gas fire feature offers a warm and mesmerizing flame, cutting the chill from the cool country breeze. Effortlessly sinking back into the cozy seat wall, feet kicked up, family and friends can take in a breathtaking view of both the pool’s shimmering hues of blue and the colorful foliage, all in one framed glance.