Category Archives: General

Adding Function and Visual Interest in North Augusta

We helped these North Augusta homeowners install a retaining wall that runs the length of their home, with paver steps to easily reach the yard. This retaining wall helps prevent runoff and erosion from the landscaped bed into the grass. The area between the screened patio and the retaining wall features a variety of shrubs and flowering plants, nestled along a flagstone walkway.

Can we help you make your yard more functional and attractive? With our many years of landscaping and hardscaping experience, we are full of ideas to help you improve or optimize your space. Give us a call or use our contact form to get the discussion started.

New Walkway in North Augusta Backyard

A steep grade on the side of this North Augusta homeowner’s backyard created an environment ripe for drainage and erosion issues. We worked with the homeowner to create a functional solution with aesthetic appeal. Once complete, we installed two retaining walls with French drains, along with a paver walkway in Roma Sierra. Instead of a muddy mess after a rain, now backyard visitors are greeted with a functional path and steps, complemented by freshly planted shrubs.

With significant experience in retaining walls and French drains, Between the Edges experts can help you solve your drainage and erosion issues. Use our online contact form or give us a call today at (803) 278-1888.

Modern Outdoor Retreat with Water Views

Our Between the Edges team worked with these Evans homeowners to create their own outdoor oasis, enhancing both the beauty and the functionality of their property. First, we installed 6 x 6 wood steps with paver inserts, to help the homeowners and their guests safely get from their home to the water’s edge. In surrounding areas, we installed complementary hardscaping elements, including paver steps in Roma Sand Dune, a retaining wall, and two wood walls. Finally, we planted a variety of plants: nine sunshine ligustrums, 10 jazz hands, two Japanese ferns, a windmill palm, fountain grass and variegated liriope, all surrounded by river rock.

We are thankful for the opportunity to combine pavers, wood elements and foliage to create a unique space for this family to enjoy. As we approach the holidays, happy thanksgiving to you and your family from our Between the Edges family.

Refreshed Curb Appeal with New Retaining Wall

Retaining walls serve multiple valuable purposes. Not only do they protect against erosion, but they can also create definition on the edge of a lot or within your property as well as create usable level space. This Evans home received a curb appeal upgrade with the addition of a retaining wall, new centipede sod, and new bushes and mulch. Twelve sunshine ligustrums add visual appeal in the landscaping bed that runs alongside the retaining wall, and fresh sod is ready to host leaf piles in the fall and sprinkler romps in the summer.

At Between the Edges, we have the knowledge and experience to organically integrate retaining walls, landscaping, hardscaping and sodding into your outdoor spaces. Whether you need a single patio or retaining wall, or whether you have a multi-faceted vision in mind for your space, we can help. Call Between the Edges today to set up a consultation.

Three-tiered Retaining Wall

The edge of this Grovetown property was plagued by sandy overgrowth that intensified erosion with heavy rain (see first picture). In order to protect the landscaping from further erosion, Between the Edges worked with the homeowners to design and build a three-tiered paver retaining wall in buff. Between the tiers, we planted bushes that, once mature, will provide additional privacy and visual interest. Surrounding the new retaining wall, we planted Bermuda sod to replace the grass damaged by water runoff.

If your home is plagued by erosion during heavy rains, a retaining wall may prove to be an invaluable landscaping improvement. Between the Edges is Augusta’s retaining wall specialist. Call us today to discuss your retaining wall needs.

Expanding an Outdoor Hardscape

Newer construction homes typically include a patio, deck or screened porch. However, these elements are rarely built with the specific lot’s layout, proportions or views in mind, and the impact can be underwhelming. We helped these Aiken homeowners organically expand their outdoor hardscape to meet the needs of their lifestyle and mesh with the surrounding landscaping. The end product included a paver patio with a custom fire pit, as well as a path connecting the patio to the driveway, eliminating the need to trudge through mud or wear a path in the grass when going between the two areas.

Simple extensions of your current outdoor hardscaping can make a huge impact. Call Between the Edges today, and let us help you increase the value and usability of your outdoor spaces.

Fall Evenings Outdoors at This Aiken Home

Fall weather is ideal for outdoor gatherings with friends and family, and in this unique year, the value of spending time outdoors at your own home is even greater. At this Aiken home, they expanded their outdoor hardscape to include a new walkway and paver patio. The paver patio features two seating walls, to help maximize outdoor seating for larger gatherings and a fire pit – to make s’mores on a cool fall evening.

Do you have a vision for your backyard? Now may be the perfect time to bring it to life. Contact the Between the Edges team today to discuss your landscaping or hardscaping needs.

Martinez Retaining Wall

The elevations within many Augusta area neighborhoods can vary greatly from house to house. Since this Martinez home sits at a lower elevation than the neighboring house, we installed a retaining wall to provide valuable erosion control and visual separation. 

The Between the Edges team are experienced in the design and installation of retaining walls and French drains. Contact us today to discuss your needs.

Creating Backyard Privacy and Function with Stonework

The location of this Evans home is perfect for accessibility to shopping and schools, and the backyard pool is perfect for entertaining. However, the backyard lacked privacy. The Between the Edges team worked with the homeowner to improve both the privacy and the function of this beautiful outdoor space.

We built a retaining wall in Stonegate Sierra running the length of the backyard, separating the pool from the nearby street. In addition to the retaining wall, we also built a compact fireplace in Beechwood with Indiana Limestone caps and a complementary wood box and hearth, two Beechwood seat walls with Indiana Limestone caps on either side of the fireplace, and a surrounding walkway using Templehurst Sierra pavers. The result is a backyard that is ideal for entertaining at any time of year.

Does your pool need a landscaping facelift? Does your backyard lack the privacy you’d prefer? Let Between the Edges help you customize your outdoor space to meet your needs.

Evans Retaining Wall Delivers Function and Beauty

The original wooden retaining wall on the side of this Evans property was built when the house was built in 1998. The wall served to prevent slow erosion as well as wash out from rain storms. The homeowners contacted Between the Edges when the wooden retaining wall began to rot and collapse. The Between the Edges team designed a stone retaining wall to replace the failing structure and showcase the landscaping skills of its homeowners, one of whom is a master gardener. The new stone retaining wall features a unique wave pattern, which creates visual interest and blends in with the natural surroundings.

If there is a steep grade separating your house from your neighbor’s property, a retaining wall provides beneficial protection against erosion and an aesthetically-appealing visual delineation between lots. If you have questions about retaining walls, contact Between the Edges today. 

(First image shows previous wooden retaining wall after collapse.)