Design & Build

Outdoor Living Areas

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Beautiful hardscape gives a yard structure. It’s also a massive opportunity to add unique utility and value to your property. Whether you are looking to transform your backyard into an amazing outdoor living space with a paver patio, seat wall, outdoor kitchen, with a custom fire pit, let our hardscaping experts get the job done. We have more than 25+ years of experience as well as the professional equipment to get the job done faster. We’re excited to make your vision a reality!

Our Hardscaping Services

We offer a variety of hardscape and upgrade options in order to make your yard look its best. With top-of-the-line materials that are both durable and low maintenance, so you can relax and enjoy your beautiful hardscape for years to come. We specialize in delivering customized design with solutions for every customer’s needs in order to make their dream outdoor living area. We provide a number of hardscaping services, Complete Outdoor Living Area, Paver Patios/Driveway, Concrete, Retaining Walls, Outdoor Kitchens, Fire pits. Learn a bit more about each of our individual services below.

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Paver Patio/Driveway

Re-design your yard or create an entire new designed from scratch. Pavers offer incredible design options to choose from and are a great investment for your home as they increase your home's value. Whether you want to install a walkway from your patio to your garage, or you’re looking to add a seat wall with a fire pit, we’re here to help!


Outdoor Living Area 

Extend your living space into the great outdoors with a custom concrete or paver patio that perfectly suits your property and lifestyle. We’ll create a place where you can create warm memories with your family. Cook outside in your outdoor kitchen and spend your fall nights next to a fireplace. You’ll quickly find that your new patio is your favorite place to be.


Retaining Walls

Add structure and transform any slope into a tiered, useful space with a retaining wall installed by our hardscape professionals. We’ll make sure each stone block is perfectly installed for stunning, long-lasting results. With Proper drainage, as necessary, to ensure that water won’t open up your newly walled structures. We can also work with you to plant shrubs and flowers, completing the look of your project.



Bring easy access and beauty to your property with a professional concrete install. We’ll collaborate closely with you to make sure every square foot is exactly what you need it to be. We can pour custom-shaped concrete driveways, patios including curvilinear designs. Of course, we can also create walkways, stairs, and any other custom features that help to integrate your home.


Fire Pits & Seat Walls

Stone and brick are lovely additions to any hardscape design. Our team can install seat walls, outdoor fireplaces, build in-ground fire pits, and more. If you have a special project in mind, speak with our hardscaping experts to create a masonry design that suits your outdoor living space desires.


Drainage Systems

Prevent pooling water with a drainage system designed by our knowledgeable experts. We’ll keep the water going in the right direction with a French drain or another effective design. Drainage systems are often necessary for homes with retaining walls, and properties with terrain that slopes toward the home or other outdoor structures.

Get a Free Quote Today

Curious about our hardscaping services? Or ready to get your project off the ground? Feel free to contact your local landscaping company here at From the Ground Up Landscaping with inquiries, or if you’d like to get a free quote on your project. Again, we provide landscaping services throughout the North Shore and Lake County areas, and we offer competitive quotes on all of our landscaping services.