The Difference Between Natural Rock And Manufactured Stone

If you have been in a home improvement store or hardware store you may have seen cases of perfectly formed manufactured stone available on demand. The product has become increasingly popular and available in many different styles and colors. While there are some advantages to manufactured stone, there are also some major differences that may […]

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Creating Mystery, Anticipation and Depth in Just Twenty Feet

How can you create a sense of mystery and anticipation and make your garden have depth? The Japanese have done this for centuries. They developed a technique to conceal parts on a garden from the initial view; than gradually to reveal them. In just a twenty-foot space lush foliage and planted containers in a layered planting […]

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A Quiet Corner: Outdoor Living Spaces

There was a time in many parts of America, where using the outdoors for the dual purposes of dining and entertaining just wasn’t done. In rural America many people working on farms often stopped for a mid day “dinner” under the shade of the trees. But it was more for gaining the sustenance needed for […]

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Circular Brick Patio Rooms Provide Emphasis

One of the nicest things any backyard can have is an inviting place right off of the house that provides a place to sit, dine, relax, read or entertain. You want it to feel private and warm and inviting. Brick pavers are one of the most versatile products to use because they can be installed […]

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Garden Floors: Stone, Wood, Concrete…What to Pick?

There is an ever-increasing choice of materials available for use on garden floor surfaces. Those surfaces include decks, driveways, patios, walkways, sidewalks, fireplaces, and retaining walls to name a few garden features. You can add texture and color to the fabric of your garden by selecting the right materials.  ut, all of these choices can […]

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Boulder Landscaping: Retaining Walls, Waterfalls, Cascading Pools

Landscaping with boulders opens up a world of possibilities. Using only natural stone you can transform a landscape or solve many problems in a yard. When you use natural stone boulders you are designing an accent or landscape feature that will be a life long thing. We have all seen landscapes where it appears that […]

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Patios A Hundred Different Ways

It used to be that a patio was a grey concrete slab with some folding metal chairs. Obviously, those days are gone! Today, there are hundreds of ways to design patios and countless materials to choose from to create a patio. You can use brick, concrete, brick pavers, cobblestones, stamped concrete, natural stone, marble, tile, and […]

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Great Curb Appeal Welcomes Family, Friends, and You!

Curb appeal…does your house have it? It’s that charm that makes people take a second look and welcomes family and friends. If your front yard is inviting it will help guide your guests on how to enter your house, and even park their cars. Create a winding or straight hardscape walkway or sidewalk from the […]

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