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DELAWARE VALLEY’S GARDEN CENTER DESTINATION & PREMIER DESIGN BUILD COMPANY

Project Portfolio FALL 2018


C E L E B R AT I N G 30 Y E A R S O F

Outdoor Living Perfected

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Contents F EATURED P ROJECTS Featured Project One . . . . . . . . . . 4 Farmhouse in Autumn Featured Project Two . . . . . . . . . . 8 True Perfection

QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP Structures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Outdoor Kitchens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Poolside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Fireplaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Outdoor Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Water Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

S UPERIOR S ERVICES Gasper Design Process . . . . . . 30 Irrigation Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Landscape Maintenance . . . . 33 Quality Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

T’S H A R D T O B E L I E V E that 30 years have passed since we first started Gasper Landscape Design & Construction. In 1988, I was 30 years old and a father supporting my growing family. We had a young daughter, and my wife, Paula, was expecting our second child, who incidentally celebrated his 30th birthday earlier this year. After my father’s passing, which was several years earlier, I was running my parents’ business, a delicatessen in Northeast Philadelphia. This may have been a time to “play it safe,” but from an early age I had been experimenting with different business ventures and experiencing varying degrees of success, perhaps, watching my father, a self-starting entrepreneur in his own right, gave me the motivation needed to take a leap of courage and faith. I started a new landscape business which would become Gasper Landscape Design & Construction. At Gasper’s we strive to deliver you a great product and excellent service. Through the years I’ve learned that great customer service is the key to a successful business. Every day we strive to improve our customer’s experience in everything we do at Gasper Landscape Design & Construction. We just received some generous feedback from one of our clients about the service they received from the Gasper landscaping team. We would like to share their feedback with you. We would also like to thank all our Gasper employees for their exceptional service, continuous hard work, and unmatched pride in all they do in their craft. We’re always happy and proud when customers are pleased with our service and the exceptional quality of the finished work. Our clients and customers absolutely believe in our motto, which Gasper firmly represents: Outdoor Living Perfected.

J UST I N . . . P ROJ EC T F EEDBAC K BEFORE

Robert Gasper

DESTINATION GARDEN CENTER Gasper Garden Center . . . . . . . 38 Gasper Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Seasonal Dècor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Cool Weather Annuals . . . . . . . 41 Cool Weather Vegetables . . . 42 Fall Trees and Shrubs . . . . . . . . 43 Outdoor Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

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“Thanks again to the entire Gasper TEAM including Chris, Jim, Christina, and Carlos, plus the entire crew for creating an incredible patio that has truly transformed our outdoor living space. We were truly impressed with Gasper’s entire team from beginning to end. Please thank the many others behind the scenes that helped the process go so smoothly including the folks ordering the materials, crew schedulers, and truck loaders. We recognize that it must take a dedicated back-staff to ensure the crews are running efficiently. The entire process has demonstrated Gasper must have one heck of a team behind the scenes to pull-off so many projects simultaneously.” —D O N W.

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Featured Projects

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FARMHOUSE ADDITION

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LD FARMHOUSES tend to evolve and grow with each generation contributing to the original shell

of the house by adding their own personal improvements or additions. The same is true of the 200+ year old Bucks County farmhouse of John and Paulette R. The initial structure of their home can be traced back to the mid 1700’s around the time of the Revolutionary War. In 1813, as noted on the date on the house gable, the structure of the house was enlarged to the size it is today. Since that time many projects have brought the house up to modern standards. Being previous clients, and being impressed with the work performed when they had Gasper install a paver patio 15 years ago, John and Paulette decided to approach the Gasper team to design and install a new round of improvements to their beloved farmhouse. “I was happy to learn that Gasper had a full carpentry division to tackle my new addition,” remembers John. The project involved renovating and enlarging an existing three-season sunroom to make it usable year-round without losing all the natural light or the outdoor feel. In order to enlarge the building footprint, however, there needed to be some changes to the existing adjacent patio, which included relocating a large hot tub that had been seldom used in recent years. The design for the proposed sun room bumped it out past the rear wall of the house approximately 8 feet creating an opportunity to place a new covered porch on the back of the house. This was just wide enough for chairs along the house and a walkway. “The designer was able to marry the old and the new perfectly. You would never know that the new porch and sunroom is not part of the original farmhouse structure”, praises homeowner Paulette.

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A new covered porch is the perfect addition to the back of the farmhouse. The long bluestone porch provides an ideal sheltered spot to look out over the yard. In the foreground, curved natural benches provide a small seating area for conversation or reflection.


“I was happy to learn that Gasper has a full carpentry division to tackle my new addition.” —J OHN R .

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FARMHOUSE ADDITION The new sunroom is warm and inviting. The openness of the new larger windows and doors bring the feeling of the outside garden in, but is usable year round. Deep seated wicker furnishings (provided by Gasper Outdoor Furniture) contribute to the garden feel of the room and are as comfortable as your current living room set.

“We have had two great experiences working with Gasper’s designers and crews. I would not trust anyone but Gasper to work on my house!” — J OHN

R.

The extension of the sunroom created the perfect area for a new covered porch. It is hard to image the back of this old farmhouse without it. Seasonal arrangements of mums, ornamental cabbages, and pumpkins surround the back door entrance.

The design of the new sunroom was not without its challenges however, such as dealing with an old basement Bilco door right in the vicinity of the new construction and the complexity of connecting the old roof lines into the new porch. Gasper Designer Nick Lupinacci was able to bring creative and practical solutions to each challenge. A trap door, constructed out of Ipe (Brazilian walnut), was built into the new porch floor to cover the Bilco door, and the 3-D model was used to help review and confirm the roof design as well as to show the homeowners exactly what to expect from the new construction. 6

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Upgrades to the interior of the sunroom included replacing the old exposed beam and painted plywood ceiling with a prefinished wood ceiling (synergywood.com) and new energy efficient windows and doors (trimlinewindows.com). Furniture made out of reclaimed barn wood, old-fashioned hanging Edison-style decorative bulbs and wide-plank wood floors not only feel period appropriate but are warm and inviting. Practical details on the sunroom and porch such as wrapping all exposed wood with weather and rot resistant PVC are balanced with whimsical details such as replacing the traditional downspouts with copper rain chains.

“This is my new favorite room,” states Paulette, “I love to sit in this room and overlook the lushness of the yard. It is always a place of retreat from the hectic nature of my day.” The homeowners have been thrilled with the end result and happy with their decision to come back to Gasper for another project. John states, “We have had two great experiences working with Gasper’s designers and crews. I would not trust anyone but Gasper to work on my house!” The team at Gasper Design & Construction are proud to be part of the evolution of this historic structure and look forward to what John and Paulette might want to add next!


BEFORE: The old sunroom had exposed beams and painted plywood ceiling and had been used for storage. The old wall of windows has been replaced with large sliding glass doors to allow a better connection to the patio and other outdoor spaces. A small seating area and fire table overlooks the yard in its full autumn regalia. Consider replacing a stuffy formal dining table with a beautifully detailed cast fire table and comfortable deep seating. A fire tables combines the warm draw of a fire with a place to set down a drink or a plate of food.

Upgrade your traditional porch swing to a swing bed! Filled with quick wicking outdoor pillows and cushions, this swing bed makes the perfect location for an afternoon cat nap. A grape covered pergola covers the entrance to the old root cellar. Large Boston ferns, unusual bird houses and feeders, and fun Edison-style lanterns hang from the pergola giving the patio a fun, eclectic focal point.

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The large bank of windows and doors on the back side of the house opens up onto a beautiful bluestone patio. A large landing of bluestone and decorative block steps, elegantly transition down from the house. An oversized, rectangular natural stone fire pit makes the perfect gathering point.

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ANY OF THE HOMEOWNERS that contact us are in the same situation that homeowner’s

Chris and Stephanie found themselves in when they first called Gasper Landscape Design & Construction. When they first moved into their home, they had initially focused on interior renovations of their house. Now, a few years later and with all the interior work complete, they were finally ready to focus on the exterior renovations that had been put on the backburner. Living in their house for a few years, however, gave them time to figure out exactly how they used their outdoor space and what the issues were with their existing patio. It also gave them time to dream big on items like a built-in fire pit and an outdoor cooking station. Having spent time collecting a lot of examples of outdoor spaces she admired, Stephanie was able to clearly share her likes and dislikes with Gasper Sales Designer, Erik Freeman, during their initial meeting. So much so, that when they met with Erik again for the conceptual design presentation, it was clear that not only were the designers at Gasper listening, but that they had brought a lot more good ideas to the design process.. In fact, the things that stuck out to Chris and Stephanie between Gasper and some of the other companies they had interviewed, was the comfort level they had developed with the professionalism and preparedness of Erik and the level of thought and thoroughness that Gasper had put into the presentation of the proposed design. “Erik

“If we had to do it all over again, we wouldn’t change a thing.” — C HRIS

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was exceptionally buttoned up and the presentation was outstanding”, remembers Stephanie. Both homeowners found the 3-D model that Gasper used to present the design,

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TRUE PERFECTION extremely helpful in understanding

of windows and doors along the back

exactly what the new proposed patio

of the house would make for a strong

would look like. “I am very visual

connection between the interior and

and like to see everything laid out in

the new exterior space. He also knew

front of me,” commented Stephanie,

that many doors and the elevation

“The other companies were only able

change would require a lot of steps

to provide blueprints.” Reflecting

which could feel excessive if not

back on the process, Chris and

handled properly. Creating more

Stephanie realize that it became a true

than just a transition down to the

collaborate effort, with Erik giving

patio from the house, the design for

good feedback, showing them a lot

the steps wrap the base of the house

of material options and suggesting

and feels more like overflow stadium

improvements to their ideas.

seating, not to mention providing

“I am very visual and like to see everything laid out in front of me. The other companies were only able to provide blueprints.”

great locations for decorative planters that accent the patio and can be seen from inside the house. “If we had to do it over again, we wouldn’t change a thing.” One of the most challenging and time-consuming aspects of the project

C.

was steering the job through the permit

Gasper landscape designer, Nick

township before, Chris and Stephanie

Lupinacci, knew that the large amount

were not sure what to expect, so they

—S TEPHANIE

process. Not having worked with the

Granite countertops compliment this natural stone cook station. Counter space on either side of the Lynx grill provide ample room for food prep while grilling and buffet style serving.

Permits Made Easy If you are unfamiliar with the building codes and permitting process in your township, preparing construction documents can be intimating. Fortunately at Gasper we have a lot of experience working in many different local municipalities and are familiar with the codes and regulations needed to get your project built correctly and to streamline the permit process. Gasper Landscape Design & Construction can help you to prepare and submit your permit application to your township for approval. Elegant brown and white striped chair cushions compliment the large, square cast aluminum 8-person dining set.

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The exotic-looking cone (above) of a Sweetbay Magnolia (Magnolia virginiana) provides fall interest. Sweetbay Magnolias feature fragrant, creamy white flowers in the spring and summer. Its small stature and multi-stemmed habit makes it an ideal patio tree. A stone Buddha sits in meditation (left) against a collection of dark glazed frost-resistant pottery with different patterned textures and bright red seasonal plantings, creating a small focal point for the patio.

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TRUE PERFECTION

“Every step of the way, he was there…stopping by frequently to inspect the progress of construction, seeing if I had any questions, and bringing samples. Overall, Erik was extremely thorough.” —S TEPAHANIE

C.

The large unobstructed layout of this bluestone patio (below) makes it perfect for entertaining. Areas for dining and comfortable seating can be combined in many different configurations as needed.

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were pleasantly surprised how Erik

As for the finished project? Chris

stayed on top of everything, making

and Stephanie absolutely love it! Now,

frequent calls to the township and

they spend a lot more time outside

regularly conveying to the homeowners

and a lot more time entertaining.

where the project was in the approval

Since the completion, they have

process. Erik’s thoroughness and good

referred Gasper a number of times to

communication continued through the

their family and friends and are happy

whole construction process. “Every

to report back that their friends, who

step of the way, he was there stopping

became Gasper clients are equally

by frequently to inspect the progress

pleased. “We can only give high

of construction, seeing if I had any

accolades to Gasper,” states Chris

questions, and bringing samples.

when thinking back on the entire

Overall, Erik was extremely thorough.”

process from design to completion.

recalls Stephanie.

We love presenting the interesting

Chris was impressed with Gasper’s

stories behind the exciting projects

construction crew noting that the crew

and people that become part of the

members were on time, respectful,

growing Gasper family. It thrills

and worked hard each and every day

us to blend our client’s pride in

during the construction of the project.

their home with the Gasper pride

Stephanie remembers that, “The crew

in craftsmanship and seeing the

left the job site impeccably clean every

amazing result. It is the most

single day.”

gratifying part of our job.


Evergreen ‘Green Velvet’ Boxwood are great year-round accents when planted in large frost-resistant planters. Twinkle-lights are not just for the winter holidays, they add ambiance all year round! In the background, a twilight umbrella provides built-in lighting to subtly illuminate the dining table surface below.

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asper created hardscaping and a stone wall for me 20 years ago, and they have stood the test of time. So I turned to Gasper again when I wanted a matching wall, a trellis and patio feature, and landscaping for my son’s and daughter-in-law’s backyard wedding celebration. The experience was an A+ from the first contact to the finished project. Gasper is not only excellent at professional landscape design and execution, they are top notch to do business with. They communicate well, keep appointments on time, work with your budget, are flexible with changes, have skilled and talented crew members, and leave the property looking fabulous. Hire them for your next project. You won’t be disappointed. —L IZA N. 14 Learn more: www.gasper.services


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Structures Built to Last T

HE FINEST MATERIALS, meticulous craftsmanship and brilliant design are true hallmarks of Gasper’s Custom Carpentry division. Gasper’s award-winning designers and carpentry team specialize in adding unique architectural details to any outdoor space or home addition. From vine-covered pergolas, arbors and porches, to backyard decks, pool houses and privacy walls … you will enjoy an expanded living area that is sure to become your favorite room and gathering space for years to come.

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No need to let pests stop you from enjoying the outdoors (left). This Gasper-built, covered, secondstory deck is the ultimate hang out space. The addition of motorized wall screens‌just icing on the cake. Wide stairs, graspable handrails and sturdy composite railings, (below) create a safe and elegant transition from any second story deck.

Ready to replace that old, deteriorating wood deck? A new composite deck by Gasper is the answer (above)! Composite decking is available in many colors to complement the existing color palette of your home. A vinyl-wrapped pergola such as this one (left), can give you that sense of place you are seeking, without the headache of maintenance.

Pamper yourself or guests with comfortable deep seating in a beautifully vaulted pavilion detailed with traditional styled columns and balustrades (left). Our carpenters pay special attention to the details to make sure a Gasper-built structure is built to last a lifetime.

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A large market umbrella can be incorporated into cook stations or bars to provide shade for both the grill master and his/her guests. Take care not to place umbrellas directly over grills or other heat sources. If cooking is not your thing, a new outdoor bar (below) can be the gathering spot for guests all season long. This bar has beautiful black granite counter tops with a ‘leather’ finish. The texture of a leather finish is so invitingly touchable, yet hides fingerprints.

Serious about your BBQ? This cast stone veneered cook station (above) with sleek, black leather-finished granite countertops is Texas-sized (read BIG!) With its 54" Lynx grill and place for a XL Big Green Egg Smoker, you can easily feed (and impress) a crowd. This stone veneer cook station (right) terminates with a 4-foot diameter granite counter. This rounded counter creates a built-in bar-top ‘table’ which allows guests to converse while facing each other.

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Eat Out More Often D

R E A M I N G O F A N outdoor kitchen oasis? Gasper makes it possible. Outfitted with all the amenities of your indoor kitchen, outdoor entertaining has never been easier with a custom cook station built by Gasper. An outdoor kitchen can offer integrated appliances, storage, and counter space, and Gasper can match the kitchen’s materials and style to its surroundings. Task lighting in the backsplash of exterior cook stations helps you extend your grill time late into the evening. Gasper recommends grills that feature internal halogen surface lights which illuminate the entire grilling surface.

A Gasper built project is designed for maximum usability and enjoyment. This 2-sided cook station features bartop seating that creates the perfect gathering space for guests to interact with the cook. The attached roof provides shade and cover from all the elements.

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Poolside Retreats D

ID YOU SPEND TOO MUCH TIME in shore traffic this summer? Fall is a great time to start planning a pool project so it can be completed by next year’s pool season. Whether you are building a new pool, renovating an existing pool, or adding a pool house or pergola, Gasper’s beautiful designs, paired with quality materials and sound construction techniques, will create the outdoor living space of your dreams. You will finally be able to take full advantage of the warm weather. Let Gasper turn your backyard into your own personal sanctuary.

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This intimate dining patio (left) is surrounded by the sounds of running water. Water trickles down the face of a meticulous crafted masonry stone water wall to the rear and exits into the pool via four sheer decent waterfalls. Brick pavers give this pool a traditional look while still being easy on bare feet (below). Nearby Gasperbuilt, custom pavilion, not only provides covered seating but a year-round focal point to the yard.

We thought of everything when we designed and built this amazing back yard: (above) pool with natural stone water feature, custom pavilion with bar and shaded dining areas, and intimate patio spaces for hanging out with family and friends around a fire. Submerged just 12 inches beneath the surface, this beautiful glass tiled sun shelf (left) with its radiating pattern of waves and rays, provides the perfect place to set chaise lounges or for children to play.

This impressive pool house (left) features many unique features that both compliments the main house and makes it a sought after destination. In the center of the outdoor seating areas is a doublesided fireplace that can be viewed from both the dining and lounging areas. The A-framed styled pergola takes al fresco dining to the next level.

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The warm glow of a fire is the perfect place to enjoy your evening glass of wine or beer. The varying color and textures of irregular flagstone on this patio (right) surrounds the beautiful stone work of the fire pit. Want the glow and fun of a real wood fire without the effort? Try an exterior rated gas fireplace (below), available for natural gas or propane. This beautiful, real stone, gas fireplace features a realistic log set and is extremely easy to use.

This linear gas fire pit (above) with under the cap illumination is extremely inviting. There is plenty of space to pull up a chair and set down your drink.

Imagine the hours you will spend in quiet reflection or in good conversation in front of a Gasper-built stone veneered exterior fireplace (above). The soft glow of a fire adds entertainment appeal to any outdoor space. A fire place can act as an anchor to a new or existing patio (right) and create a meaningful corner of a yard. This stone fireplace provides additional gathering spots with built-in bench seating to either side.

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Fireside Gathering A

DD A DRAMATIC FOCAL POINT to any patio or landscape with the warm, cozy glow of a fire. A fireplace or firepit extends the use of an outdoor living space from summer into all four seasons. Let an outdoor fireplace define your patio as a focal point and destination—a place to gather, create leisure activities, entertain, and make memories. Whether you enjoy evenings with the family or an intimate party setting, a custom built Gasper fireplace or fire pit extends the hours and season of any outdoor space as well as becoming an alluring centerpiece.

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Enlightened Design Y

O U ’V E I N V E S T E D I N Y O U R H O M E and your landscape so why limit your outdoor experience in the evening? Gasper’s low-voltage lighting adds functionality to your property and allows enjoyment year round. From lighting a pathway in the cool winter twilight to illuminating a patio for lounging on a summer night, outdoor lighting can create whole new purpose in those special places on your property. Gasper lighting enhances a property’s unique features, focal points and landscape characteristics so your outdoor spaces can be enjoyed throughout the year.

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Twilight umbrellas (left) provide shade by day, and soft illumination by night. Perfect for outdoor dining or other evening activities. Task lighting in the backsplash of exterior cook stations (below) helps you extend your grill time late into the evening. Gasper recommended Lynx grills which feature internal halogen grill surface lights that illuminate the entire grilling surface.

Recessed lighting in the pool pavilion soffits (above) bring well deserved attention to these beautifully paneled cedar posts. Add-finishing touches to your landscape with well-planned outdoor lighting (left). Watch magical silhouettes appear in your outdoor landscape through the creative play of light and shadow.

Illuminate your steps (left) for safety‌ illuminate your walls to show off the beauty of the stone. Either way take satisfaction in knowing that Gasper uses all energy efficient LED lighting.

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A two tiered cast stone fountain (right) adds some formality to this free-formed bluestone patio. For more information on cast stone fountains, visit Gasper’s newly expanded Pond & Fountain department where helpful staff can answer all your questions on fountain installation and maintenance. Water falls randomly over the faces of protruding natural stone shelves, creating much sound and interest. The gray and brown color in this masonry stone water wall combines well with almost all house and pavement colors.

The sheer descent of moving water into this pond (above) is an amazing focal point for the entire yard. This Gasper-built stream and waterfall (right) takes it to the next level with underwater-rated low voltage lighting and colorful red fountain grasses. Please note: Red Fountain Grass is considered an annual because it is not hardy in our area and must be replanted every year.

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Tranquil Water Features M

AKE A BIG STATEMENT in your garden and relax with the tranquil sounds of water. Gasper custom ponds, waterfalls and fountains add both beautiful visual and soothing audio elements to your outdoor space. Water features can add design and texture to your garden. Ponds and fountains can be used as a natural habitat for fish, and pond plants can be used as natural decorations. Water features can easily attract birds and wildlife. Water features can include ponds, waterfalls, disappearing fountains, and container water gardens. Already have a pond or water feature? Be sure to check out our fully stocked pond department for maintenance supplies and expert advice.

Nothing beats the soothing sound of a babbling brook for ultimate backyard relaxation. This pondless stream and waterfall has accents of large river jack and Montco Brown boulders to create a natural appearance. A pondless waterfall recirculates water using an underground water storage system and has no open water pond. It is a great alternative to those with limited space or for those who do not want the added care of a pond.

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ur goal at Gasper is your complete satisfaction with our products and services. We are all proud of our work, and we earn our outstanding reputation every day with every valued client and customer. Gasper defines full service landscaping. We have been creating gardens of distinction for fine homes for over 30 years. Our designers, craftsmen, and horticulturalists have the creativity and experience to create durable and beautiful gardens that grow more lovely as time goes by.To make your outdoor lifestyle carefree, we offer executive maintenance programs that give full care to your property and keep it at its peak appearance. —ROBERT GASPER, PRESIDENT


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Gasper Design Process G

A S P E R ’S AWA R D -W I N N I N G design team has the ability to take on any size landscape project. We will guide you through the entire design process, from your initial consultation, to your project’s completion and beyond. The process begins with an in-home meeting with one of our professional sales designers. He or she will listen carefully to your specific needs, wants and wishes in order to provide you with a truly customized landscape design. Whether you desire a simple planting layout or a comprehensive outdoor living space, you’ll find Gasper’s staff to be creative and knowledgeable when bringing your ideas to life. After your initial meeting should your project warrant it, Gasper staff can develop a detailed survey of your site and our landscape architects and designers will craft for you a unique and well-thought out design solution. From this design, we will create a 3-D model that will allow an exciting virtual tour of your new outdoor living space with little doubt of exactly what your new project will look like when completed. Lastly, we will produce a detailed proposal that is not only thorough, but will allow you to move forward with Gasper, confident that the construction and installation of your project will proceed smoothly.

Before You Meet With Us  We highly recommend you visit our website at gasper.services/landscape. There we’ve posted hundreds of project photos in various categories to help you communicate your landscape vision to your designer.   In addition to our website, we encourage all clients to collect photos, clip magazine images or note specific photos in this brochure before your initial consultation.

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  Do you have a copy of your “as built plan” or property survey to share with us? It’s the quickest way to help us understand your property—but if you don’t have one, we can either help you obtain it or create it for you.

  Do you need an overall “master plan” which will guide future projects, or do you have an area of specific focus that you’d like to accomplish right away?

  Think about how you wish to use your new outdoor space. What do you like about your existing space and what would you do differently?

  What is your investment amount for the project? Don’t worry if you are not sure, setting a budget is something we will be able to help you with.

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“Gasper’s design process was what gave us confidence. The design solution was much more creative than the other rudimentary designs we had received. We could tell that the Gasper designer had given it a personal touch.” —M ICHAEL D .

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Irrigation Service A

N I R R I G AT I O N S Y S T E M is one of the best investments that you can make for your home landscaping. Whether you choose a fully automated system or a simple drip hose bib system, Gasper’s professional irrigation staff can design and install a system that will save you valuable time by efficiently watering your landscape investment. An automated system correctly waters plantings for healthy growth and over time, pays for itself by conserving water. You’ll have greener grass, healthier plants, and lots of extra time to stop and smell the roses… rather than watering them. Gasper provides start-up and shut-down services. Schedule early by calling 215-544-2772.

An irrigation system is a great additions to your property but only if the system works properly. Our trained professionals are experienced in trouble-shooting and repairing your system to keep your landscape beautiful.

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Gasper offers fall clean ups through the use of our “Time and Materials” contracts to keep your property looking its absolute best. Get a jump on fall chores and be sure to schedule your fall leaves clean ups early.

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A S P E R M A K E S C A R I N G for your landscape carefree, by offering custom maintenance programs and seasonal decorating to keep your property at its peak appearance. Our services are as comprehensive as you require. From planting, pruning, clean ups and touch ups— to fertilizing your garden plants and holiday decorating, we take care of the small details so you don’t have to. Gasper professionals allow you to spend time entertaining and enjoying your home, not caring for it. 316 Tanyard Road, Richboro, PA 18954 | 215-544-2772

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Isn’t it time to upgrade that builder walkway? Are your plantings overgrown? Haven’t you always wanted a portico over the front door? A design by Gasper Landscapes will complement your home’s architecture with a new walkway, plantings or portico leaving a lasting impression for years to come.

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ASPER’S ULTIMATE GOAL is your complete satisfaction! We stand behind one of the best warranties in the industry — our guarantee simply states that you must be satisfied with your installation or we promise to make it right! But don’t just take our word for it, read our online customer reviews or obtain a list of references from any of our sales designers. Seasoned craftsmen, carpenters, masons and horticulturists are an integral part of the Gasper team, ensuring the quality and consistency we demand. Experienced foremen are always on-site and construction supervisors regularly inspect projects to adhere to our strict standards. We use the highest quality building and plant materials along with industry-approved construction techniques, so projects are completed correctly.

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The finest materials, meticulous craftsmanship and brilliant design are true hallmarks of Gasper’s Custom Carpentry division. Our on-staff carpenters pride themselves in attention to detail and provide a level of expertise and knowledge on par with the best in the industry. With a new custom built structure, you will enjoy an expanded living area that is sure to become your favorite room and gathering space for years to come. Is your pool decking in need of renovation? Let Gasper’s talented designers design you a new concrete paver pool deck. We can even replace your old coping with a matching paver bullnose. A new pool deck by Gasper (below) can breathe new life into your back yard.

Gasper’s award winning designers and installation teams specialize in adding unique details to any outdoor space or project. This Gasper-built pavilion (above) provides cover for a large cook station with plenty of bar seating. Gasper’s masons employ both expertise and craftsmanship in creating walls and other structures that will withstand the test of time (left). Whether we are using natural stone or decorative block on your property, our hardscapes are bold, beautiful and timeless.

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o more searching for the best garden shop‌this has become my new favorite place. The staff is awesome and the selection of plants and garden supplies is beyond fabulous! Gasper is the best garden center around. I attended the Crape Myrtle Seminar today hosted by Jason of Monrovia. What a great source of knowledge. I wanted to see what kind of crape myrtles the Gasper nursery had to offer, so after the seminar I was met by Andrew and Klever. Those two guys helped me pick out an impressive crape myrtle and got me all set up to install it correctly with Bumper Crop soil builder and Dr. Earth fertilizer. Now I know the best place to shop when I need something for my garden. —RYAN P.


Destination Garden Center Shop Gasper products online at www.gasper.shop


Add vibrant color to all your decorating. Gasper carries a large assortment of mums, asters, kale, ornamental cabbages, and fall pansies.

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Welcome Autumn

Enjoy Fall with Planting, Decorating, and Events at Gasper

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ATURDAYS IN OCTOBER, are made for fall family friendly events at Gasper Garden Center. This time of year, the garden center events offer so many things to satisfy our senses. See the enormous selection of bright orange pumpkins in different shapes and sizes ready for the kids to decorate with vivid colors. Taste the sweet hot apple cider, served at the Pumpkin Painting event. Smell the earthy freshness of the straw that your kids use as stuffing in the Create Your Own Scarecrow event. While you’re here, stroll through the greenhouse and see the new colorful cool-weather annuals such as mums, asters, kale, ornamental cabbages, and fall pansies. What could be more fun than to discover and collect fall decorative items such as pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, and hay bales. Become inspired as you browse all the colorful fall planters to choose from. Take a peak at the selection of fire pits that will add warmth to your yard on a cool night and provide the perfect gathering spot for family and friends. You can look to Gasper, not only for all your gardening needs, but also as a source for the best in holiday decorating and family activities.

Kids select their pumpkins for the Gasper Pumpkin Painting event.

SEPTEMBER EVENTS 1 12pm–3pm Labor Day B.B.Q. with the “Minion” from Despicable Me  Rain or shine. Bring your old cast-off clothing and we’ll supply the straw, twine, safety pins, and paint to design your own scarecrow. FREE hot cider and refreshments for attendees. Small cover charge per scarecrow. 1

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Lawn Care Seminar: Expert Advice and Q&A Pond Seminar: Pond Netting & Winterizing Your Pond

29 11am–3pm Create Your Own Scarecrow  Rain or shine. Bring your old cast-off clothing and we’ll supply the straw, twine, safety pins, and paint to design your own scarecrow. FREE hot cider and refreshments for attendees. Small cover charge per scarecrow.

Kids stuff their scarecrow with straw at the popular Gasper event.

29  11am–3pm Pumpkin Painting Rain or shine. Gasper artists are on hand to help you paint your pumpkin! FREE hot cider and refreshments for attendees. Small cover charge per child. Pumpkins are purchased separately.

O C TO B E R E V E N T S Every Saturday 11am–3pm Create Your Own Scarecrow Rain or shine. Bring your old cast-off clothing and we’ll supply the straw, twine, safety pins, and paint to design your own scarecrow. FREE hot cider and refreshments for attendees. Small cover charge per scarecrow. Every Saturday 11am–3pm Pumpkin Painting Rain or shine. Gasper artists are on hand to help you paint your pumpkin! FREE hot cider and refreshments for attendees. Small cover charge per child. Pumpkins are purchased separately.

A new member of the family is taken home after the Create Your Own Scarecrow event.

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Delaware Valley’s Garden Center Destination The Gasper Garden Center is stocked with unique home décor and garden accessories to help you personalize all of your indoor and outdoor spaces. Whether you’re looking for “do-it-yourself” landscaping supplies or premium nursery stock, see why Gasper is Outdoor Living Perfected!

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U R F U L LY -S T O C K E D , 6-acre nursery and retail garden center offers landscape products, gardening gifts, seasonal home decor and special services that truly define us as Bucks County’s finest destination garden center. Stroll through aisles of colorful annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs. Our expanded 2,500-square-foot pond department is complete with fish, supplies, aquatic plants and spectacular water features on display. Browse our huge selection of glazed pottery, stone statuary, fountains, outdoor furniture, wrought iron and garden accessories to further personalize your landscape. Gasper’s nursery staff will assist you with expert gardening advice, premium and guaranteed plant specimens and topquality professional supplies. To help you achieve and maintain your outdoor space, be sure to attend our free and informative classes, seminars and workshops throughout the year. Check our monthly calendars for fun events for the whole family. With our great selection of products, customized services, informative seminars and workshops, it’s no wonder that we’ve been awarded the “Best of Bucks County” title so consistently! For all of your gardening needs, you can find it at Gasper.

Shop in-store or online at www.gasper.shop • Statuary • Pottery • Outdoor Furniture • Lanterns & Lighting • Wrought Iron • Fire Pits • Garden Accessories • Home Décor • And More


CORN STALK BUNDLES

FRESH PUMPKINS AND GOURDS

INDIAN CORN BUNDLES

FALL BULBS FOR SPRING BLOOMS

Time to Plant Cool-Weather Annuals and Bulbs

ORNAMENTAL PEPPERS

COOL WEATHER ANNUALS

COLORFUL FALL MUMS

MUM HANGING BASKETS

FALL PANSIES

PINK OR DARK PURPLE CELOSIA

MIXED COOL WEATHER PLANTERS

ASTERS

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Cool Weather Vegetables Plant Fall Vegetables in Late Summer For a Fall Harvest

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Vegetables Suited for Fall Gardens All the garden vegetables below are suitable to plant in the fall. • Beets • Broccoli • Cabbage • Carrot • Cauliflower • Kohlrabi • Lettuce • Radish • Spinach

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LANT FALL VEGETABLES in late summer for fall harvest. Fall vegetables such as beets, carrots, green onions, Chinese cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and kohlrabi can handle light frost, which actually makes them sweeter. Autumn’s mild temperatures create perfect growing conditions for fall vegetables like kale and carrots. The tips below will help you extend your vegetable season long beyond the heat of summer. Get a speedy harvest with quick crops such as arugula, mustard, spinach, turnips, and crispy red radishes which are ready to harvest in little more than a month. Asian greens, such as pak choi or mizuna, grow so fast that you will have plenty of plants to add to stir-fries and soups in just a few weeks after planting. The hardiest fall vegetables—spinach and kale—often grow well into early winter. Thin crowded spinach to give the plants plenty of elbowroom, and stop picking leaves when freezing weather arrives. When protected by a blanket of snow or a plastic tunnel, spinach can survive winter and produce sweet leaves first thing in spring.

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Vegetables That Can Survive a Frost The varieties of fall garden vegetables listed below will survive below-freezing temperatures if given some protection. During the first spell of cool weather, cover with a blanket, cardboard box, or plastic tunnel. Dig beets, carrots, rutabagas, and turnips when the roots become plump and crisp. • Beets • Broccoli • Brussels sprouts • Cabbage • Carrots • Collards • Kale


‘RED SUNSET’ MAPLE

FLOWERING DOGWOOD

CRAPE MYRTLE TREES

‘HERITAGE’ RIVER BIRCH

BURNING BUSH

‘SNOW FOUNTAIN’ WEEPING CHERRY

‘SHAMROCK’ INKBERRY HOLLY

‘GREEN MOUNTAIN’ BOXWOOD

‘EMERALD GREEN’ ARBORVITAE

‘ENDLESS SUMMER’ HYDRANGEA

ASSORTED SPIREA

KNOCKOUT ROSES

ENCORE AZALEAS

Fall is the Time For Planting Trees and Shrubs

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OST GARDENERS can’t wait until spring arrives so they can get outdoors and plant something. But the best gardeners know that fall is an excellent time for planting trees and shrubs. Although air temperatures are beginning to drop, soil temperatures remain warm—actually warmer than in the spring. This, along with traditionally higher rainfall in autumn, makes it a great time of year to plant. The

moderate temperatures also mean that outdoor work is a rather pleasant task. Plus, planting now means there’s one less thing you’ll have to do next spring. Trees and shrubs planted in the fall have the autumn months to develop their root system, giving them a head start in the spring. During the winter months they can acclimate, rest, and recover before the rush of spring growth. 316 Tanyard Road, Richboro, PA 18954 | 215-544-2772

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Trends in Outdoor Furniture E

XTEND THE PLEASURES of your home to the great outdoors. Create a stylish outdoor living environment with comfortable home furnishings that you’ll enjoy for years. Gasper carries a variety of seasonal items for your patio, deck, pool house or porch. We love what we do, and you will too. Gasper’s expert Outdoor Furniture Manager and Design Consultant, Beverly Clemenson, will guide you through a complimentary design and layout. To remove any guesswork, Bev will assist with furniture selections, fabric choices and proper layout dimensions to suit your specific entertaining needs.

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WOODARD CORTLAND

EBEL LAURENT

CAST CLASSICS MIRAGE

WOODARD MONTECITO DOUBLE CHAISE LOUNGE

WOODARD WILTSHIRE COUNTER SET

WOODARD SADDLEBACK

EBEL LAURENT PORTOFINO

CAST CLASSICS GRAND MANOR

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Welcome To Your New Outdoor Living Space

Visit our showplace to see our amazing outdoor furniture collection • Outdoor Dining Sets • Deep Seating and Sectionals • Chat | Bar | Bistro Sets • Aluminum | Wicker | Mosaic Furniture • Polywood Furniture • Chaise Lounges | Occasional Tables • Reclaimed Barn Timber Furniture (indoor) • SUNBRELLA™ Patio Umbrellas | Bases • Outdoor Area Rugs | Accent Pillows • Outdoor Patio Furniture Covers

SUMMER CLASSICS TEAK

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EBEL ALLEGRE

KNF MOSAIC DOUBLE COFFEE TABLE

EBEL ORSAY

TREASURE GARDEN – Shade For Your Outdoor Entertaining Cantilever and Market umbrellas in several durable colors, styles and sizes.

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xcellent customer service and products. Called up after 5:30pm on a Wednesday, placed my order for mulch and the next day in the afternoon I had my delivery. I was so impressed with the product Gasper’s Bucks County Hardscape and Building Supply delivered, I made a visit the next day. Amazing place! I had a great experience and the staff is terrific. Matt is very knowledgable and helped me pick out the best bluestone supertread steps I have ever seen. The hardscape material quality is top-notch and selection is enormous. Gasper is a do-it-yourselfer’s dream come true. The hardscape team is fast and friendly. I would recommend and use Gasper again. —ANDREW J.


Hardscape &Building Supply Shop Gasper products online at www.gasper.shop


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H E R E A R E L O T S O F R E A S O N S to visit Bucks County Hardscape and Building Supply at the Gasper Garden Center, but the best reason that keeps do-ityourselfers coming back frequently is the enormous selection of quality products and friendly service from the hardscape team. You can expect thoughtful advice from our experts, loading assistance for your cargo, plenty of professional grade tools to choose from, plus: •P  rofessional advice from our knowledgeable experts •H  omeowners welcome •B  rowse our extensive collection of free catalogs •R  equest free samples (available for many of our products) •G  et an estimate on all products needed for your project Bring your ideas and measurements to Gasper for advice on the best way to start and execute your project. With our great selection of products, customized services, informative seminars and workshops, it’s no wonder that we’ve been awarded the “Best of Bucks County” title so consistently! For all of your do-it-yourself needs, you can find it at Gasper’s Bucks County Hardscape and Building Supply. Look for us in the red building.

Delivery Service

Bulk Landscaping Materials: Mulch, Top-Soil, Stone, and Sand Order online www.gasper.shop/bulk-delivery, enter discount code BULK10 at checkout and save $10 instantly. Order by phone 215-544-2772.

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Cambridge and Unilock Pavers

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Professional Grade Tools

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316 Tanyard Road Richboro, PA 18954 215-544-2772 | www.gasper.services August–September Hours Monday–Friday: 8am–7pm Saturday: 8am–5pm Sunday: 9am–5pm

Project Portfolio — Fall 2018

F EATURED P ROJECTS

QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP

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Featured Project One . . . . . . . . . . 4 Farmhouse Addition

Structures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Gasper Garden Center . . . . . . . 38

Outdoor Kitchens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Seasonal Dècor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Poolside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Cool Weather Annuals . . . . . . . 41

Fireplaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Cool Weather Vegetables . . . . 42

Outdoor Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Fall Trees and Shrubs . . . . . . . . 43

Water Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Outdoor Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

S UPERIOR S ERVICES

H ARDSCAPE and BUILDING SUPPLY

Featured Project Two . . . . . . . . . . 8 True Perfection

FALL E VENTS . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Gasper Design Process . . . . . . . 30 Irrigation Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Scarecrow Building

Do-It-Yourself Building Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Landscape Maintenance . . . . . 33

BU CKS COU N TY

Quality Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

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Gasper 2018 Project Portfolio  

Gasper features a series of landscape projects that showcases the best in craftsmanship, quality, and elegance.

Gasper 2018 Project Portfolio  

Gasper features a series of landscape projects that showcases the best in craftsmanship, quality, and elegance.

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