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Why pavers are better for landscaping

There’s no denying that trees and large shrubs are the fastest way to update a landscape or add drama to a new property.  They add visual interest; they help lower home temperatures by providing shade, invite and shelter wildlife, and increase property value.  While the benefits of adding trees to your landscaping far outweigh away

Drawing the eye: paver borders bring beauty to your Hardscape

Walkways, steps and garden walls work together to define the purpose of each architectural element in the landscape. Breaking up a swath of color with an accent color creates  beauty, interest and purpose. This is where the border paver shines. Professional hardscapers use color, texture, lines, and a combination of materials to bring more  function

Points of interest: Draw the eye to these garden and patio focal points

Gardens can tend to be pieced together bit by bit. One year a raised bed may be the new project, the next year vegetable stakes line the back fence. A year-by-year approach is a great way to add on to your landscape and patio, but a few elements can help the space feel more cohesive.

Using Walls, Paths and Patios to Reshape Your Backyard

No matter how large or small your backyard is, there are ways you can partition and redesign your space to fit your outdoor living lifestyle. Depending on the complexity of the project and the space you have to cover, you can phase the project to fit your budget and timeline as needed. By using pavers

Pave the way: using pavers to side step a common pitfall

Footworn paths in the grass don’t have to be an eyesore. Here’s how pavers can help. We’ve all seen them and we’ve all helped make them: shortcuts across lawns that leave ruts in the grass. They are called “desire lines” or “desire paths” in civil engineering circles. Usually found on college campuses, in amusement parks,

Points of interest: Draw the eye to these garden and patio focal points

Walk up to your space as guests would. What is the first thing you see and what is the biggest element? A homeowner’s eye may be drawn to a different object or scene than a guest’s view. People tend to look at the center of things or the biggest thing. If that object is a

3 Quick and Easy Ways to Light the Walkway for Halloween

When little ghosts and goblins come to haunt for treats, show them the way by turning the walkway into a lit path to your door. Trick-or-treating is fun for both the tricksters and the treaters. Little ones love running from door to door and knocking, something they aren’t allowed to do any other time of

Dog Scaping: 5 Pooch Friendly Patio Ideas

Special beds, blankets, and toys to chew on…we spoil them rotten. We all know that dog lovers go above and beyond the norm when it comes to making sure their dog is comfortable in the house; but what about the backyard? Most dogs love being outside. The new smells, sights and sounds thrill them after

April Showers- A Pretty Solution for Stormwater Runoff

We’ve all heard that April showers brings May flowers, but for some of us, April’s heavy rainfall can wreak havoc on a landscape design.If you live on a hilly terrain or have property that slopes you may see that a sudden deluge may leave your yard with a mudslide straight through your flower bed or

Adding Curb Appeal with Pavers and Plants

If you live in a residential neighborhood and have a home with a front yard, chances are you have some sort of walkway to the front or side door. Whether it is a no-nonsense straight walkway, or a casual, winding garden path, it serves as your home’s “first impression”. Check out these tips if your