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Building The Foundation For An In-ground Pool

The Landfare Ltd. team builds in-ground swimming pools and spas throughout the year. In fact, building during the winter months ensures you will be enjoying your pool when the weather warms up.

Here you see the team, under a protective tent covering, install steel rebar used as reinforcement before concrete is poured. Because steel rebar can be bent we can design curves, angles and even steps to enhance your swimming pool.

The grid pattern is carefully calculated and installed, and tied or held in place to make sure there is no vibration or movement when the gunite (concrete) is poured. Gunite is projected at a pretty high velocity, and any movement in the grid pattern could effect the stability of the pool bottom.

The design and construction of your pool is part science, part engineering and a lot of hard work by our team of professionals.

Inspiration

Spring tulips in bloom

Winter Dreaming

On grey, cold, dreary days in Central Ohio, it can help to think about beautiful and sunny spring days. Looking at some of the flower beds and gardens Landfare Ltd. has planted and maintained over the years is a good inspiration point. So look at our photos and start planning your spring landscape!

See more gorgeous Gardens and Bulbs here, and Decorative Beds here.

Capturing Nature Through Timeless Design®

Landfare Ltd. creates landscapes and outdoor living spaces for clients that enhance their lives through design. The goal is always to make each new component – landscape, hardscape, water features – blend seamlessly with the existing home and structures.

Our motto, Capturing Nature Through Timeless Design® helps guide our choice of materials for each project. We select landscape materials that work with each home’s existing landscape, incorporating client favorites and trees, shrubs and flowering plants that are conducive to strong, consistent growth in our climate. We always choose hardscape materials that are timeless so 25 years from now, the walkways, patios and stairways we design and build still look fresh, never outdated.

Bluestone, limestone and sandstone are particularly suited to match the design aesthetic of many of our clients’ homes. They are timeless materials that will always enhance the home and landscape. Take a look at some of the world’s most famous and enduring buildings, statues and monuments: timeless!

Timeless design takes thought, effort and a commitment to creating remarkable outdoor designs that will look great and function beautifully for a decades. For Landfare Ltd., it is the way we always approach a new project.

Water Features Bring Peace & Tranquility To Your Home

The sound of falling or bubbling water can help us relax, stay calm and focus on the beauty of nature. Your water feature should reflect the mood you want to create and your lifestyle.
 
Landfare Ltd. custom designs and builds each water feature to enhance the outdoor living spaces we create for clients. Materials vary based on the overall outdoor living environment and the design choices that support your preferences. Each feature is perfectly incorporated into the ambiance we are creating.

The variety of water features is unlimited. See some of our recent projects here.

Beauty For Every Season

Designing For Every Day Of The Year

When designing a feature for your landscape, we consider how to create a showpiece that will represent your esthetic every day, every season and in every sort of weather.

The designers at Landfare Ltd. consider positioning: how will sunshine and shadows impact the feature? We plan for illumination that will create interest during sunshiny summer months, snow filled winter months and everything in between. What will a water feature look like when the water needs to be turned off.

Planning, thoughtfulness and purpose. It’s all part of the Landfare Ltd. process. See more here.

Outdoor Kitchens Make Summer Dining A Breeze

Perfect For A Grilling Master

No outdoor entertaining area is complete without its own kitchen. Landfare Ltd. custom designs and builds full service outdoor kitchens. Of course there is a grill, sometimes two. But why stop there? Include a sink, mini-frig, ice maker, cooling drawers, trash container, and storage cabinets to make your outdoor kitchen fully functioning.

You won’t need to step into the house for a thing!

Behind The Scenes Look At Outdoor Holiday Design

We don’t often show you our amazing team at work, but thought you might like to see the women and men who make the magic happen at home throughout Columbus.

So Many Lights

Bow Making…Lots of Bow Making

Layers of Greenery, And Layers of Cleanup

Thanks to all our team members who help make the holiday so beautiful for our clients. You make beautiful homes look festive and bright!

Outdoor Entertaining Perfection

Planning the perfect outdoor entertaining area is a collaborative effort between the Landfare Ltd. design team and our clients. With so many details and options available, we want to be sure to customize the design to each clients lifestyle and needs.

For this active family, a multi-purpose pool and entertaining area were a must. The pool is setup for both swimming laps and energetic play from the kids in the family, including basketball hoop and diving board. Gysers spout under the pool umbrella to offer everyone a refreshing spray.

Walkways and entertaining spaces are made from cut limestone surrounded by illuminated hornbeam trees. French doors lead to a secluded patio for adult relaxation, including TV and settee seating. Optic fiber lighting under the patio coping makes this a wonderful spot to enjoy the evening.

Every detail – every material selected – is meticulously planned. Our build team executes it all perfectly. We want every client to say “this is exactly what we want.”

A Perfect Home Garden

Backyard home gardening is booming today. From a few pots on your patio or deck to a full fledged garden, homeowners are embracing the joy of prepping, planting, caring for and eating their own garden’s fruits and vegetables. In fact, in 2020 Burpee seeds sold more seeds than ever in its 144 year history!

Custom Designed Garden

Landfare Ltd. created the perfect custom garden for one of our clients. Raised beds, pea gravel walkways with a pergola covered seating area, working in this French inspired garden brings delight to the home owners. A custom build fence surrounds the garden, ensuring that all the delicious lettuce, tomatoes and herbs are enjoyed by the family, not furry raiders.

Backyard Living and Entertaining

In addition to the custom garden, we designed a cut limestone patio with a fire pit. What a great place to enjoy peaceful evenings after a days work in the garden!

Blooming Bulbs Bring Beauty

Advance Planning Pays Off

To get lovely bountiful beds of spring flowers you need to plan and plant today. In this zone, you can plant until a hard freeze, so you still have time.

Here are a few tips to consider:

  • Decide on an existing planting bed you want to use or design a new bed.
  • Select bulbs based on shape, color and blooming times. Bulbs sold online and in nurseries show when you can expect blooms.
  • Prepare the soil as directed for your bulbs.
  • Plant according to directions.
  • Plan to plant more bulbs than you think you need…squirrels and chipmunks will dig up their share!

Pro Tip from the Professionals at Landfare Ltd.

Because we know an abundant display of spring flowers make the best impact, we take every effort to deter furry critters from digging up bulbs. after you prepare the planting bed and put the bulbs in place, cover the area with chicken wire. Tuck it in around the planting bed, then cover with soil. While not 100% effective, you will see really good results and more blooms in the spring.

See more beautiful spring blooms from Landfare Ltd. here.