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Brick Paver Installation and Maintenance Practices Experts Know

The charming brick paver streets of Midwestern and New England towns were installed more than a century ago. In Europe and other parts of the world, they date back thousands of years. The brick materials at the time could be wood or granite but for the most part, were clay pavers. These paving installations gave way to more economical asphalt and concrete paving. In fact, many brick-paved streets were simply paved over with asphalt. Those clay pavers may have crumbled from the elements and years of wear but nevertheless proved a suitable base for less durable materials. Modern brick paving

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5 Ways You Can Make Your Outdoor Kitchen Stand Out

One of the fastest-growing trends in contemporary backyard landscape design is outdoor kitchens. Backyard living spaces are wonderful places to gather with friends and family to share food, drinks, laughter, and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. When you add an outdoor kitchen to your landscape, your property value is guaranteed to increase, while you quickly become the go-to spot for backyard barbeques. The great thing about outdoor kitchens is the versatility of design elements. You can easily customize specific features throughout the kitchen space to reflect your style. Granite countertops, reclaimed wood cabinetry, hand-laid stonework, and other features can significantly enhance

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5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Outdoor Bar

Summer is officially here and with that comes backyard barbeques and entertaining company late into the night. Creating a beautiful outdoor bar space in your backyard will certainly make your home the ideal summer destination for friends and family. Outdoor bars can be a great addition to an already existing outdoor kitchen. They can function perfectly fine as a stand-alone feature in your outdoor living space as well. There are many ways to ensure that your outdoor bar space is cool, accommodating, comfortable, and functional. Whether the features you choose are purely for aesthetic purposes or you prefer function over

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Tips to Create the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

Homeowners in both warm and cold areas are choosing to install outdoor kitchens on their properties. Outdoor kitchens provide homeowners with a variety of benefits from extending their entertaining space to adding more character and aesthetic appeal to their property overall. Deciding to add an outdoor kitchen to your property can be intimidating, but there are various tips and resources available today to make the process simple and stress-free for you. Extend Your Entertaining Space Creating an outdoor kitchen space for your home is an excellent way to extend your existing living and entertaining space. While developing your layout and

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How The Best Landscape Designs Are Planned

  The best landscape designs share one quality with great writing, they are planned. Every piece of writing starts with a controlling idea or purpose and so should your landscape design. The power of a controlling idea is that it becomes a filter for what works. It guides what to leave in and what to leave out so that everything fits. Before screenplays are written they are pitched to a studio. The executives typically come to a fast yes or no. There are millions and millions of dollars at stake and it all rests on understanding and liking the central

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Mulch Maintenance: What You Should Know

Many homeowners are unaware that mulch needs to be appropriately maintained to continue providing your plants and gardens benefits. While it adds to the curb appeal of your property, you may not be informed of the many benefits it brings to your plants and trees. Mulch takes little effort to maintain and gives properties a neat, finished look that many homeowners love. What is Mulch? Mulch is a general term for any material, organic or inorganic, that is spread or laid over the soil in your landscaping. It’s recommended to apply mulch in the spring and add it periodically throughout

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