Flagstone Patio Installation Tips 2016

The first thing you need to know about when building a flagstone patio is the materials which you are going to be using. When cutting flagstone, you’ll be faced with a handful of challenges. When laying flagstone for a patio or walkway, there are specific steps which you want to take as a way to … Read more

Sealing Your Patio Pavers – 11 Keys to Successfully Sealing Your Patio

When my neighbor first decided to install a paver-block patio behind his home, he chose paver stones for several good reasons. He thought they would last longer than other materials like wood, or poured concrete, he thought they had a really “rich” elegant look to them and most of all, he thought that they would be maintenance free. Well, he almost had it right. They do look great and they’re incredibly durable, but it wasn’t long before he learned that they aren’t completely maintenance free.

After several seasons of rain, snow and sun, the patio just didn’t look as good as it first did when he had it installed. The sun was beginning to fade the color in some areas, the sand between the stones had been washed away by the rains and weeds had started growing in the gaps between the pavers. He even began to see ant colonies beginning to form using his precious paver sand as their new home.

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Add Beauty And Elegance To Your Landscape With Stonework

Landscaping is one of the easiest ways to spruce up your home and give it a fresh look. Plants, gardens, and greenery are effective in making an otherwise suburban backyard into a jungle, tropical, or flower garden landscape. The results can be serene. However, another technique homeowners are increasingly turning to that can dramatically shape their home environment is with stonework. There are few materials more earthy, solid, or enduring than stonework. Stonework can add an elegant look to any backyard and can be utilized in gardens, sidewalks, paths, patios, waterfalls, outdoor living areas, recreational areas, trails, outdoor cooking areas, ponds, and more.

Some of the most beautiful structures in the world utilize stone, and stonework can take your backyard to another world. From old-world stone walls to cobblestone paths, stone has an impact like little else. However, some people may have concerns about the process and what the process would be like. After all, would the creation of custom stonework turn their precious yard into a dustbowl, unsafe for children and pets for weeks on end? With a reputable Houston landscaping company, these worries can be eased. This is an idea of what the process would be like and how it would progress.

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How to Install Patio Edging

Installing patio edging is a fairly important part of building a patio; if you don’t have edging you will see your patio slowly creep into your yard. It’s also important during construction to keep everything straight and level and also to determine the slope of the patio. There are several different ways to edge a … Read more

Off The Beaten Track In Kenya- Africa

We are looking forward to visiting the light house at Lake Victoria Safari Village at Mbita point. Spending a few days in it will be a new experience. The landscape from Kisumu to Luanda Kotieno on the shores of Asembo Bay, off the road to Bondo, is full of ancient features: age-old Cambrian rocks fill … Read more

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 more

Artificial Grass Cost – 8 Easy Steps to Follow Before You Buy

Follow these 8 easy steps and your project will go off without a hitch! Grab a pen and pad of paper so you can take a few notes and write your thoughts down while we guide you through capturing the vision of your new, low maintenance dream lawn, landscape or putting green. 1.What does the … Read more

Home Improvement: How to Build a Flagstone Patio

If you are planning on building a patio, why not try using flagstones? Flagstones are easier to install than concrete and very durable. They have a non-slip surface and there are a variety of colors to choose from. They come in green, brown, red, pink, beige and other colors in between. You can match your … Read more

How to build a retaining wall with railroad ties

Landscaping your yard is a source of pride for many people. If your house is on a hill, or your yard has a drop-off or slope to it, a retaining wall can add style and function to your overall look. There are various types of retaining walls that can be built by either professional landscaping … Read more

Flagstone Patio – Design and Installation

Flagstone Patio Installation If you have ever looked into high end landscape installations, you will find that the products are of a natural quality. Man made products are an antithesis to landscaping. The purpose of landscaping is to be in nature. This is why high end landscapes typically use flagstone for the patio and walkways. … Read more