Joyful Season










From your friends at A Beautiful Yard 

We wish you all a holiday full of peace and happiness

A Good Word

HoneybeeBWe are privileged to work with some extraordinary clients in many beautiful neighborhoods throughout the area. It makes us happy to hear when YOU are happy with our work. Thanks for these remarks:

” It was a pleasure working with you. You and your crew do amazing work!” C.H., Newberry homeowner

“We love our yard! Thanks!” D. M., Newberry homeowner

“…thank you and your team for the great job you all did on our new patio. The crew was great; detail-oriented and thorough. They obviously take pride in their work.” M.R., Gainesville homeowners

“Thank you for our beautiful yard.” M/M C., Gainesville homeowners

“Thank you so very much…We love the new space!” R. R. & M. B., Gainesville homeowners




Like all landscape design firms we are often asked to work creatively with favored objects in our client’s landscape.

This small boat “docked” in just the right spot for a sweet, succulent makeover.

Summer Excitement










From the entire crew at A Beautiful Yard, we wish you a fun and safe Independence Day!

Let the summer fun begin!

After years of dreaming, one Gainesville homeowner finally has an elegant outdoor space to entertain friends and family. Turning her dream into a reality, our crew installed a paver patio, a few plantings and strategically placed lighting. We’ll walk you through the process of turning an average yard into a functional, sophisticated outdoor room!

As usual, it starts with a yard:

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 Before the pavers can be laid, the ground is prepared by removing roots and other organic materials that can decompose later and leave a void beneath the stones. Licensed professionals remove trees from the area while our crew remove old bushes and prepare the site for the work to begin.




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 The soil is compacted then aggregate is laid and compacted to ensure a solid foundation.





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Weeks before installation, our designer works closely with the homeowner to choose hardscape elements (stone) from our selection of high quality materials. On site, the crew methodically lays the pavers in a linear pattern leaving space for a seat wall and corner planter.

To create harmony, the seat wall is curved to mimic the shape of the planter in the opposite corner.

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 The homeowner’s furnishings finish the space with a splash of summer color and the welcoming fireplace invites guests to stay a while.





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 The addition of lighting enhances the space and guarantees visitors can enjoy the area night and day.





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Our designer skillfully chooses the lamp and wattage to achieve stunning effects.





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In the moonlight effect of a LED pendant light, a quiet place…



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 is made even more magical.







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 Lighting can be functional like when used to light a path…




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 and decorative when used to accent a spectacular feature in a yard.





In these few pictures, we’ve demonstrated some of the key steps in the installation of a paver patio, landscaping and lighting.


Our appreciation goes to the homeowners (J.J./B.L.) for these incredible photos of their project.



We appreciate our clients!

We appreciate our clients!

“What a great feeling to come home and see a beautiful yard! Thanks for all your detail and creativity and thanks to everyone that made it happen!” B.G., Steinhatchee homeowner

“As the owner of a business I realize what it means to have high standards, to do the very best for my customers, and to value the relationship between other business owners, my customers, and employees… It’s the small things that set some businesses apart – courtesy, being timely, looking and acting professional, doing the best for your customers simply because it’s the right thing to do. Matt’s crews hold true to these ideas… He truly is the very best choice in the Gainesville, Alachua county area.” R. Mathews, owner PristineWater LLC

“The front bed is gorgeous. No, it is not too many rocks. It’s pouring now and the feature works perfectly!! Thanks.” R.C., Gainesville homeowner

“Work within budget with beautiful results for hardscapes and plantings” – L.F., Gainesville homeowner

“Thank you Matt. A beautiful job. I love it!” N.S., Gainesville homeowner


Maximizing Space

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Having a small yard can be a challenge for  homeowners who love spending time outdoors. This petite yard has been transformed into a charming and purposeful retreat with areas for entertaining, gardening, and quiet reflection.

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Watering Sense


Thinking about a spring vegetable garden? With sensible planning and the addition of drip irrigation, your garden can be successful year-round in North Central Florida. Drip irrigation is easy to install and lasts for years. Also called trickle irrigation, this watering technique allows for the slow saturation of garden soil around your plants which aids in eliminating evaporation and runoff common with overhead watering.  Installing a variety of emitters can be helpful to control the amount of water each plant receives, keeping all your vegetables healthy and productive.

A Beautiful Weekend


What can be more relaxing than a horseback ride through the picturesque North Florida countryside?

Harmonious hardscape

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This classic colonial style home was in need of a makeover when new homeowners moved in. Tumbled pavers in subtle grey and cameo tones were carefully chosen to compliment the soft brick color and to brighten the shady yard.


To improve water runoff and enhance visual appeal, an elegant terrace of coordinating block and natural limestone was added.