Deck and Patio’s Top Frogs can usually be found installing water features and performing other landscaping services across Long Island/NY and her environs. However, just a few days ago some of our team travelled much farther afield — all the way to Nashville, TN.
Now you might be wondering why Deck and Patio is working so far from home, and even why we are referring to our team members as “Top Frogs.”
This nomenclature is a lighthearted designation that Aquascape Inc. (one of the country’s premier manufacturers of water features and supplies) awards to their certified contractors who create noteworthy projects throughout the year — and, yes, Deck and Patio’s own Bill Renter has earned the Top Frog distinction, including this past August when he was awarded Aquascape’s “Conservationist of the Year.”
We were invited to Tennessee by a fellow Certified Aquascape Contractor Derek Johnson — the man behind Nashville’s local firm JVI Secret Gardens. Working with a premier pool company, he is tasked with creating the water feature aspect of an overall backyard pool oasis that includes a dramatic tanning shelf and humongous water slide.
Because the water feature aspect of the job is large scale, Johnson approached Deck and Patio to assist, first, because of our mutual Aquascape training/experience, and, second, because Deck and Patio has successfully done a similarly large job on Long Island.
Status of Nashville Project
As of this writing, the pool and landscaping teams have been at work together in Nashville for several days to complete the client’s vision. Indeed, the overall design is such a stunner that HGTV was also on site filming the work with a view to airing it on their network.
The first two photos below show our earlier Deck and Patio/Long Island project; they are followed by shots of the various teams hard at work in Tennessee.
Watch this space for a follow-up blog showcasing the finished Nashville oasis!! We’ll also keep you posted on HGTV’s plans as they develop.
Deck and Patio created this award-winning feature several years ago. It called for installing a large serpentine slide around a huge moss rock water feature — just the experience needed by our friends in Tennessee.
When we worked on this water feature a few years ago, Deck and Patio installed large natural stones for the climb up to the top of the slide.
Our team early this week at a local coffee shop in Nashville, TN. We highly recommend the local eatery: Waffle House.
A property as large as 30 acres requires a substantial installation if it’s to appear proportional.
Deck and Patio’s Outdoor Living Expert, Bill Renter, trying out the slide in Nashville.
Bill Renter wins Conservationist of the Year award in August 2015.