Brilliant Design - Elegant Solutions

Unmistakable and Refined…Installations of Enduring Value

DESIGNER Ron Marotte is known for his classically based, modern inspired landscapes. Whether designing a traditional or contemporary space, Marotte's simple approach and well-trained eye results in a refined elegance that is unmistakable. Each project is carefully selected, and Ron is personally involved in all aspects of the design process.


Pavers, Patios, Terraces, Driveways

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, rockwood, silver creek, limestone cut stone paver patio with raised retaining wall perennial and shrub beds, limestone Haddonstone columns at arbor, outdoor low-voltage 12v lighting, outdoor seating, benches, at twilight night.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, inground pool with concrete apron and paver patio, arbor with drapes over spa, and limestone Haddonstone planters.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, natural stone flagstone walkway sidewalk and steps at residence front entry with perennial and shrub beds.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, natural stone flagstone walkway sidewalk with hardwood mahogany steps at residence front entry with garden beds cleared for perennials and shrubs with organic mulch.

Hardscape surfacing materials now come in tremendous variety: cultured stone, pre-cast shapes to resemble natural materials, natural stone, engineered and modular, permeable and impermeable. With careful engineering and proper installation of the base, these materials can last a lifetime.

Tags: pavers, flagstone, stone, tiles, limestone, bluestone, cast concrete, driveways, sidewalks, walkways, paths.

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Plan ahead, then plan some more…

PLAN AHEAD and get ahead of the rush. Off-season is a great time for dreaming, planning, and getting prepared. Being ready at the beginning of the season takes best advantage of supplies, wider selection, and taking advantage of premium inventories.

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Retaining Walls, Boulder Walls, Free-standing Walls

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, paver patio with raised retaining walls for seating, limestone caps, limestone Haddonstone planters, custom metalwork back rests, outdoor lighting, limestone Haddonstone columns for arbor.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, paver patio with raised retaining walls for seating, limestone caps, limestone Haddonstone planters, custom metalwork back rests, outdoor lighting, limestone Haddonstone columns for arbor.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, monumental granite boulder rip-rap retaining walls for lake home residence.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, terraced retaining walls with limestone caps and steps, garden beds for perennials and shrubs, and a custom cut granite council fire ring feature with granite slab apron.

Retaining walls can be boulders, dressed natural stone, or fabricated segmantal retaining walls. Often used to hold back surface soils, these materials can greatly enhance the beauty and functionality of your outdoor space— mitigate grade changes, fence and define spaces, provide privacy, introduce structure and architecture to your landscape. A good contractor will analyze the structure of your soil, site conditions, watershed, water table and grade elevation changes so that the wall can be properly engineered.

Tags: retaining walls, modular walls, parapet walls, free-standing walls, lighted walls, columns, gates, shoreline walls, sea walls, rip-rap.

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Outdoor Kitchens, Fireplaces, Grills, Pizza Ovens

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, free-standing wood burning fireplace kit from Belgard on flagstone paver patio with raised retaining wall garden beds for perennial and shrub beds, outdoor seating, benches, at twilight night.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, rockwood, silver creek, limestone cut stone paver patio with raised retaining wall seating, limestone Haddonstone columns at arbor, outdoor low-voltage 12v lighting, granite countertops, granite sides, Viking outdoor kitchen, warming drawer, refrigeration, beverage center, Kohler sink.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, slate cut stone paver patio with raised retaining wall seating, outdoor low-voltage 12v lighting, Viking outdoor kitchen, warming drawer, refrigeration, beverage center, smoker.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, borgert paver patio with raised retaining wall seating, outdoor low-voltage 12v lighting, outdoor kitchen, outdoor kitchen, refrigeration, sink.

One of the hotest trends in landscaping is adding lifestyle amenities to enhance outdoor living. Let's face it, our summers can be spectactular and we want to enjoy every minute of it outdoors. Grilling, entertaining, and outdoor play options are at the top of must-have lists. To accomplish this we design landscapes to include: complete outdoor kitchens, pizza ovens, flame features, water features, fireplaces, entertainment centers, outdoor theaters, man-caves, grilling stations, and the list goes on…

Tags: outdoor kitchens, refrigerators, sinks, ovens, grills, pizza and bread ovens, entertainment centers, beverage stations, TVs, theaters, gaming stations, meat smokers and BBQ stations.

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Pools, Ponds, Spas, Fountains, Water Features

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, rockwood, silver creek, limestone cultured stone paver patio with raised retaining walls, garden beds for perennial and shrub beds, limestone Haddonstone columns at arbor, outdoor low-voltage 12v lighting, outdoor seating, benches, inground pool.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, private cast stone fountain water feature with garden beds for perennials and shrubs.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, waterfall water feature with outdoor low-voltage 12v lighting, garden beds for ferns, perennials and shrubs at twilight.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, front entry residence with lighted column bollards, limestone seating, garden beds for hedge rows, and antique French bronze fountain water feature with jets and pool.

Adding water features to the landscape is one gift to yourself that keeps on giving. Highly therapeutic, beautiful in sight and sound, cooling and soothing, this is one element that can completely transform your space. Indeed, it has been a prized and essential element in gardens for thousands of years.

Tags: aquascapeing, fountains, waterfalls, ponds, pools, creeks, streams, water features, pool houses.

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Exterior low-voltage Lighting

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, stream and waterfall water feature with field stone boulders, garden beds for perennials,shrubs, evergreens, outdoor low-voltage 12v lighting, at twilight.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, free-standing wood burning fireplace kit from Belgard on flagstone paver patio with raised SRW retaining wall perennial and shrub beds, outdoor seating, benches, outdoor low-voltage 12v lighting at twilight night.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, front entry residence with lighted column bollards, limestone seating, garden beds for hedge rows, and antique French bronze fountain water feature with jets and pool, borgert straussen pavers on driveway, rockwood silver creek limestone paver front entry walkway, at twilight night.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, rockwood, silver creek, limestone cut stone paver patio with raised retaining wall garden beds for perennials and shrubs, limestone Haddonstone columns at arbor, outdoor low-voltage 12v lighting, outdoor seating, benches, at twilight night.

Exterior lighting, which is now primarily all low-voltage, is very economical and affordable—costing only pennies a day. It serves a dual purpose: to provide safety and security, and to add visual beauty and increased functionality. For security, sensors are activated when someone enters the space, lights to on, and alerts can immediately inform the homewoner. When entertaining, lighing is designed to acheive both functional tasks lighting levels and lower levels for ambiance and romance. Additionally, lighting is used to highlight landscape features so that they can be enjoyed throughout the evening.

Tags: landscape lighting, low-voltage, 12v, LED, fixtures.

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Decks, Gazebos, Arbors, Pergolas & Trellises

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, multi-level trex decking, seating, hot tub spa water feature in wooded backyard.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, borgert straussen paver driveway walkway sidewalk, limestone Haddonstone columns hold custom arbor, raised retaining wall seating with limestone caps, perennial and shrub garden beds

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, custom arbor brick gate with Haddonstone caps, fencing with garden beds for perennials and shrubs, outdoor low-voltage 12v lighting.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, custom copper arbor with tinted tempered glass panels etched with photographic images, with garden beds for perennials and shrubs, outdoor low-voltage 12v lighting.

Decks have been popular additions to homes for years. It extends the living space of the residence, usually provides ready access to outdoor kitchens and grills, fireplaces and fire features, and provides a dramatic vantage point from which to view the landscape. Modern materials now make them entirely maintenance free.

Arbors, gazebos, pergolas and trellises are wonderful features that bring structure and architecture into the landscape. Some serve as dramatic gate structures, while others can be gathering spots for private conversations, reading, and viewing the landscape. A common request is to add screens and heaters to extend their seasonal use.

Tags: Decks, Gazebos, Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, garden houses, sheds.

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Site Planning & Landscape Plans

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, landscape master plan, concept drawing, illustration, CAD, sketch, rendering, vectorworks.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, landscape master plan, concept drawing, illustration, CAD, sketch, rendering.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, landscape master plan, concept drawing, illustration, CAD, sketch, rendering.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, landscape master plan, concept drawing, illustration, CAD, sketch, rendering, vectorworks.

Careful planning is probably the most critical and essential thing you can do to achieve the landscape of your dreams. Planning ahead allows you to foresee future utilities and developments, allows the landscape to change and grow as your family changes and grows, and identifies and stylistic pallet that isures that the completed landscape looks cohesive and unified when completed. We often recommend developing the landscape in phases, as your budget permits.

Careful planning involves style, budgets, construction documents, work orders, logistics, illustrations and visuals—all tools that help the homeowner and contractor communicate and work together.

Tags: Concept drawings, master landscape plans, construction drawings, CAD, illustration, renderings, visuals, budgets, permits, planning, development.

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Vegetable, Flower, Herb, Meditation & Memorial Gardens

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, garden beds with fieldstone boulder retaining walls for perennials, spring bulbs, tulips, pholx, evergreen shrubs.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, timber wall raised garden beds for vegetables and herbs, borgert paver walkway sidewalk, outdoor low-voltage 12v lighting

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, garden beds for perennials, spring bulbs, tulips, pholx, evergreen shrubs, Haddonstone cultured stone planter and pedestal, outdoor low-voltage 12v lighting

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, SRW retaining walls and columns with Restoration Hardware lantern, antique French ironwork gazebo landscape feature.

Gardening is a wonderful, relaxing, and therapeutic exercise. The physical and mental benefits are well known and homeowners have embraced this hobby to the benefit of themselves and their family. It is a great teaching tool for children to learn about agriculture, their food source and, as research shows, gets children more engaged with healthy eating habits. Today, gardening is the number 1 hobby of American homeowners.

Tags: Vegetable, flower, herb, meditation, memorial gardens, containers, annuals, perennials, tomatoes, produce.

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Event Grooming for Weddings & Graduations

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, grooming, maintenance, installation at garden beds for perennials, spring bulbs, tulips, pholx, evergreens, shrubs.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, garden beds for perennials, spring bulbs, tulips, pholx, evergreens, shrubs, antique French ironwork gazebo landscape feature.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, rockwood, silver creek, limestone cultured stone paver patio with raised retaining wall garden beds for perennials, spring bulbs, tulips, pholx, evergreens, shrubs, hydrangeas, pool house, limestone Haddonstone planter and pedestal.

Ron Marotte Landscapes, Marotte Design LLC, garden bed grooming and maintenance for special events, weddings, graduation, reunions, family gatherings.

Special events in the home landscape is quickly becomming the "in" thing to do. It is economical, imbues the event with a more personal and intimate ambiance, and provides the family with more control. Homeowners can often be overwhelmed with duties and so we offer services to help groom the landscape and get it ready for the event. This is especially critical when weather becomes a factor days prior to the event. We can install gazebos and arbors, plant, spread mulch, groom the beds, prune trees and shrubs—whatever is needed to make your landscape the perfect backdrop in your photos.

Tags: High school graduation, weddings, anniversary events, receptions, reunions, family gatherings, planting, pruning, grooming, shaping, installing.

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