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- Built to DSWA Guidelines- Dry stone retaining walls, patios, etc.- Shed foundations- Rock gardens & stone walkways- Drainage Solutions- Gravel driveways
Lipari Stone & Garden is located in Smith Valley in the Finger Lakes of upstate New York. Here, the landscape is dotted and criss-crossed with many great walls and barn foundations built into the hills, valleys, and hollows. The gorges of Ithaca are a great inspiration, their towering canyon walls of limestone eroded to look like precise craftsmanship.
While there are many different types of stone to work with, LS&G prefers raw, uncut stones from local quarries, fields and gorges. Naturally eroded stone brings out a deeper character and story than saw-cut limestone or concrete blocks made to look like stone. A new wall of natural stones will have the appearance of great age and maturity beyond other types of materials. Every stone is completely unique, and thus every project has its own story to tell.
In particular, the works of Dan Snow & Thea Alvin are a source of inspiration for LS&G.
- Digitally rendered landscape design
- Garden installations and maintenance- Deer resistant plantings- Mulching
For large landscaping projects it is always a good idea to have a master plan before starting. If an architect’s design is not warranted, Lipari Stone and Garden offers 3D design services. Large projects can be very complicated because the individual parts of a large project need to be completed in a specific order to avoid cost and schedule overages. Therefore, it is important to develop a master plan so that scheduling and installation costs can be estimated accurately by the contractor. The client can look at a complete rendering of the project in order to visualize and adjust the design plan to suit their desired aesthetic and budget.
For projects requiring a building permit, a plan allows building code inspectors to quickly approve or make required design changes to protect both the client and the contractor by ensuring safe construction before it starts. Our garden installations & designs are focused on accessibility, maintenance, and seasonal resilience.
Landscape Design Services
Lipari Stone & Garden uses a sophisticated landscape design suite to produce accurate CAD drawings and 3-D rendered videos for a complete look at each project.
- Spring & fall cleanups- Pruning of trees & shrubs
- Debris removal
- Heavy equipment
A home's landscape tells a story about the lives lived inside, and each garden has its own special needs based on the land, the neighborhood, and the specific needs of the residents. Lipari Stone & Garden has spent years working on landscapes and the homes they surround, mindful of the story each house & garden holds.