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While rolling down grassy knolls is fun as a kid, your elevated backyard needs stairs and landings to make your outdoor living experience more comfortable, functional, and even safer. 

Under deck concrete stairs and landing by First Class Lawncare

Whether you're considering adding patio steps to your lawn or custom outdoor stairs for your backyard, the right design and materials can make all the difference. At First Class Lawn Care, we work to provide Wilmington, Delaware, and greater New Castle County with landscaping and hardscaping services that transform any backyard into a lush retreat, perfect for outdoor dinners, hosting, or just evenings watching the sunset.

Custom Outdoor Stairs

Stairs and landings are not just luxury features; they are integral, practical parts of your landscaping that allow you to maximize your outdoor space and make your life easier. It’s important to add properly designed landscaping stairs and steps that can make navigating different levels easier and safer while adding a touch of elegance to your home. Our portfolio shows you just what is possible when you work with us!

Enhancing Your Outdoor Space

Patio Steps to Lawn

With our hardscaping services, your home can sport beautifully designed steps that create a seamless transition from your patio to the lawn. These small changes elevate your backyard and give it a defined, intentional look, raising your home's value overall.

Paver Landing

A paver landing is a great way to create a sturdy and attractive landing area. Our favorite design technique is trimming your pavers with bluestone while allowing them to match the rest of your hardscaping.

Lawn Stairs

Perfect for properties with sloped lawns, stairs make it easier to traverse different levels. There's no need to carefully balance down a slope, and patio steps help define the slopes in your backyard.

Backyard Stairs to Patio

Don't leave the final link undone. Connecting your backyard stairs to your patio adds that final layer of elegant hardscaping and makes your backyard that much more welcoming.

The Best Materials for Outdoor Stairs

Choosing the right material for your custom outdoor stairs is an important part of ensuring the longevity and appearance of your outdoor stairs. Whether you choose to go with exterior brick stairs, bluestone stairs, or a mix of pavers, knowing what your options are and why they exist can help you make the right decisions. Here are some popular options and an explanation of why people choose them for their outdoor living hardscaping.


Bluestone is our favorite for landings due to its durability and natural beauty. We often use bluestone to border the landing, filling the middle with matching pavers to create a cohesive look.


Pavers are versatile and come in various colors, shapes, and sizes. They are a popular choice for custom outdoor stairs and paver landings. We can match pavers to the rest of your hardscaping and trim your paver selection in bluestone.


Exterior brick stairs offer a classic look and are extremely durable, making them a great long-term investment. It might also remind you of a bygone past, but that is a reminder of how durable it is.


Concrete is highly durable and can be molded into various shapes and designs. It’s a cost-effective option for large projects. It's also simple -- sometimes, too simple.


While wooden stairs offer a natural and rustic appeal, they require additional maintenance to prevent weather damage, rot, and termites. 

Perfecting Your Outdoor Space

Your outdoor space is an extension of your home, and some of your greatest memories can be made outside. Don't wait to transform your outdoor space into a more functional, beautiful version of itself with custom outdoor stairs and landings. Make your backyard an outdoor haven with the experts at First Class Lawn Care.

Contact us today to learn more about our custom services. Let our team of professionals bring your vision to life so that you can live fully in your outdoor space.

Stairs & Landings FAQs

What Is the Best Material to Use for Outdoor Stairs?

The best material depends on your specific needs and aesthetic preferences. Bluestone and pavers are excellent for a high-end look and are most common in New Castle County and Wilmington, Delaware, while concrete is the most affordable.

We suggest investing in higher-quality materials when possible. 

Should I Leave a Gap Between Pavers and the House?

Yes, we typically leave a small gap between the pavers and the house to allow for expansion and drainage. This prevents water from pooling against the foundation, which can cause damage over time.

Extensive damage can add up, running you expensive repair costs, and that is not something we want for our clients.

Does Water Get Under Pavers?

Water can get under pavers, but proper installation with a well-drained base can minimize this issue. Using sand or gravel beneath the pavers helps facilitate drainage.

This is why it's important to use a professional team like First Class Lawn Care. We'll do the installation right the first time so you don't have to worry about it.

Do Pavers Sink Over Time?

Pavers can sink if not installed correctly. A properly prepared base with compacted gravel and sand will prevent this from happening. Again, that's another reason to let the professionals at First Class Lawn Care handle the installation!

What Is the Lifespan of Pavers?

Pavers can last for decades if you keep them maintained. High-quality pavers and professional installation can ensure a lifespan of 50 years or more. Pavers are an incredible investment in your home!

What Will Ruin Pavers?

Improper installation, poor drainage, and lack of maintenance can ruin pavers. Heavy loads and freeze-thaw cycles can also cause damage if the pavers are not installed correctly. This is why it's so important to hire a professional.

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First Class Lawn Care would love the opportunity to help you design a gorgeous new yard. Contact us today to get started.

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First Class Lawn Care

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Wilmington, DE 19804
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