Koi Pond – Liners vs. Professional Construction

Why is there so much talk about pond liners? Which ones are UV protected, or stronger, or last longer? I am by no means an expert on liner technology, nor have I ever used them in my 26 years of designing and building waterfalls. If you’re a “liner guy” disciple, I’m sure you’re thinking, “Oh … Read moreKoi Pond – Liners vs. Professional Construction

How to Care for a Flagstone Patio

Adding a flagstone patio to your home will provide your household with a whole new living area and come in very handy when you want to entertain your friends or family. This type of backyard accent will boost the value of your home and at the same time provide an area for you and your … Read moreHow to Care for a Flagstone Patio

How To Install A Stone, Paver Or Brick Garden Path Or Patio

Pavers, brick, and stone can be dry-laid over a bed of sand by a homeowner without difficulty. The installation process is fairly simple and is forgiving. In areas where no frost heave occurs, you can lay large stones directly over compact soil if need be. Then sweep sand between the stone to help keep them … Read moreHow To Install A Stone, Paver Or Brick Garden Path Or Patio

Installing Your Own Brick Walkway

Many of the tools that you will need to install your own brick or paved walkway are common to any home maintenance project. If you have a yard, then you might already have a garden hose, rake, shovel, and trowel. It’s necessary have safety goggles and hardwearing gloves for this, and a broom, hammer or … Read moreInstalling Your Own Brick Walkway

How To Install A Stone, Paver Or Brick Garden Path Or Patio Over Packed Sand

source Here we offer a basic step-by-step way to install stones, pavers, and bricks to make a walkway, patio, or garden path. I will refer to all concrete pavers, bricks or stone as simply- stone, to save space. Pavers, brick, and stone can be dry-laid over a bed of sand by a homeowner without difficulty. … Read moreHow To Install A Stone, Paver Or Brick Garden Path Or Patio Over Packed Sand

How to Build a Slate Patio Build a Slate Patio

Slate is an elegant building material that may be used on a floor, on walls, or as durable, elegant roofing. Installed on a patio out in the sunlight, however, it becomes even more attractive. Have you wished for an attractive, upper-scale patio to party on for those warm, great summer weekends? A slate patio is … Read moreHow to Build a Slate Patio Build a Slate Patio

How to Remove Moss from your Deck

Moss grows naturally in damp, shady areas. Once established, it can withstand extreme temperatures and regenerates very quickly. That’s why it may be difficult to remove permanently. Obviously, if you have a newer deck where moss has just appeared, you will have a lot less work to do than someone who has an old deck … Read moreHow to Remove Moss from your Deck

Landscaping Your Home With Your Dog in Mind

Is your landscaping going to the dogs? Is your lawn riddled with “dog spots?” According to many Orlando home landscapers, there’s no reason that you can’t have both dogs and attractive landscaping. But home landscaping with dogs does present challenges that may require some compromises.The goal in this balancing act is to achieve an attractive, … Read moreLandscaping Your Home With Your Dog in Mind

How to Build a Cinder Block or Concrete Block Retaining Wall

There was a time when cinder block retaining walls were all the rage. That was during post-war American building boom fifty years ago. Times have changed, and now these utilitarian walls more typically adorn commercial sites. Somewhere in between, the use of once-popular cinder block lost ground to the more contemporary “concrete block.” With the … Read moreHow to Build a Cinder Block or Concrete Block Retaining Wall

Basic Steps to Paver Patio Construction

1. The first step is to determine the size or area of the patio by square foot. This will figure into the estimate of materials needed later. Mark off the area with a can of white spray paint, slightly larger to allow for paver edge restraints and a footing base at the borders of the … Read moreBasic Steps to Paver Patio Construction