The owners of a Cleveland, Ohio, property on Lake Erie requested something unique for their yard — a pétanque court. Brandon Barker, commercial operations manager of J. Barker Landscaping Co., says that this was the first time the company had installed a pétanque court. Pétanque is a French bowling game that is similar to bocce. The pétanque court is located adjacent to the pool, with Lake Erie as the backdrop. “It’s filled with crushed oyster shells with sandstone providing the border,” Barker says. “We rake it out for them when we do maintenance and occasionally fill it with more oyster shells.”

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