22Aug2018
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These are our 5 Favourite Outdoor Features

Fed up of looking out at your lifeless backyard? Looking to do a little something different to your outdoor space this season? We have just what you need! Whether you want to polish up your yard with some new interlock stones, add a unique focal feature to your poolscape, or enhance the ambience to make your landscape look more inviting, here are a few of our favourite outdoor features that can do the trick.

Interlock Pool Patios

Are you tired of the wobbly, faded, or cracked pavement around your pool? Having an unattractive pool surround can detract from your entire backyard. But interlocking stone can easily fix that. Interlock for your pool patio is the perfect way to add intricate and attractive detailing that can transform your yard. It’s also the easiest way to keep your pool deck safer (with a slip-proof surface).

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16Aug2018
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Hardscaping vs. Landscaping — What’s the Difference?

Not sure what the difference is between hardscaping and landscaping? Although these two design elements are required for a fully functional landscape, they are entirely different in nature. To understand how to blend them together to create an attractive and inviting backyard, we’ll show you what distinguishes each element and how they can be combined to create the perfect outdoor oasis.

Hardscaping

Hardscaping refers to the non-living elements that are solid and unchanging throughout your landscape like the interlocking walkways and patios, the retaining walls, pool patios, stone waterfalls and fountains, asphalt, lighting, and pool features. Hardscape is often used to gain extra livable space in your yard and to accent all of your natural features. This is what landscapers start with to create the boundaries, overall shape, and artistic design of your yard.

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18Jul2018
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Our Top 5 Benefits of a Full-Fledged Landscaping Renovation

Are you tired of having to upgrade or maintain a portion of your landscape each year? One year it’s the patio stones, the next it’s the retaining wall, then the pool area and no matter how much work you put into it, it can feel impossible to keep up and achieve that polished looking yard that you’ve been dreaming of. If this sounds familiar, then it might be time to engage in a full-fledged landscaping renovation.

Starting fresh can improve the overall appearance of your property and reduce the hassle of constant repair and maintenance that takes away from your precious summer weekends. To help you decide if this is the right option for you, check out our top five benefits of a full-fledged landscaping renovation for your home exterior.

Save Time

Do you spend a majority of your summer fixing up your hardscape elements or re-designing a damaged garden after a hard winter? If you have an outdated landscape design, chances are you’ll need to spend a significant amount of time and money trying to fix it up year after year. Instead, save yourself the effort and get the entire landscape improved in one go so you can finally just sit back and enjoy it.

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18Jul2018
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5 Things to Look for in Your Next Landscaping Contractor

Hiring a landscaper is the best way to improve your home’s exterior without having to dedicate your summer weekends to doing it all by yourself. But before you sign on the dotted line, it’s important to understand what you both want and need. Asking the right questions can make all the difference in helping you avoid any costly regrets. When it’s time to find a contractor to makeover your property, here are a few things to look for.

Check the Cost

Of course, one of the main items that homeowners are predominantly concerned about before they consider hiring a landscaping contractor is the cost. Having a contractor that meets your budget is important. That being said, choosing the lowest price is not always the best solution. “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.” It is also important to feel comfortable and have a real relationship with your contractor.

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