Case Study: Bob and Pat


Bob and Pat had recently purchased a home in Quakertown, PA and needed more usable backyard space to accommodate frequent visits from their 11 kids and grandkids. The area had to be much bigger while incorporating an existing deck at the back of the home (as well as a koi pond and a hot tub). The couple reached out to PLANT to design and build their perfect backyard.

A large, circular patio would be built adjacent to the existing deck to provide a significant portion of the additional space. From the patio, a natural stone walkway drops down, alongside the koi pond, leading to a large fire pit and seating area. The design is unified with another stone pathway that connects the driveway and the backyard area, making it easy for friends and family to access the space.

In terms of style, Bob and Pat wanted to go with a natural aesthetic that would include stone, slate and large boulders. With the plans set and materials chosen, the PLANT team went to work to make the plan a reality.

Together, each element ‘just blends in with the area and environment,’ says Bob. ‘When I get up every morning and open the shade and look outside, [it] sets the tone for the day.’

Check out the video to see this awesome backyard transformation


About JOn Kontz

Jon Kontz is CEO of PLANT Design Group, a landscape design company located in Newtown, PA. He has over 25 years of experience designing and building landscapes. He can be reached directly at jon@plantdesigngroup.comOutside of business hours, you can find Jon fly fishing, rock climbing and farming with his wife and children. PLANT Design Group is a landscape design and build company based in Newtown, PA. We specialize in exterior property design and outdoor living spaces including landscape, hardscape and exterior construction. Serving clients in Bucks County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia, PA. Visit us at or to speak with us about your project today, call 215-321-5678. Plant Design Group At Hortulus Farm 60 Thompson Mill Rd, Newtown PA 1894