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How to Transform Your Outdoor Space for Entertaining

Landscape Design for Backyard Entertainment

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Outdoor patios, balconies and backyards can provide the perfect space for hosting guests. With careful planning and consideration, you can turn your outdoor space into an entertainment zone you’d be proud to show off. Here are some tips on how to create an outdoor space that is functional, stylish and comfortable for guests.

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How to Use Mulch

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Spend enough time reading up on gardening and landscaping, and you’ll see one word pop up over and over again: mulch.

If you do enough digging – no pun intended – you’ll see that mulch is quite a useful tool. It protects the root systems of your plants, prevents weeds and topsoil erosion, and adds nutrients to your soil.

But like any tool, mulch will only be truly effective if it’s used correctly. That’s why we’re using this month’s blog space to explain how to use mulch.

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Why My Polymeric Sand Did Not Set

patio e1527777824714 Why My Polymeric Sand Did Not SetEveryone dreams of a maintenance free patio that always looks amazing, so yes, of course you used polymeric sand in between your joints to make this scenario more likely. You followed all the directions, and yet…it’s still soft! Why? People are quick to yell “bad batch” for the failure; turns out, that outcome is actually rare. The following variables are most likely one of the reasons your poly is still soft:

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How to Choose Pavers and Slabs

pavers e1527192781354 How to Choose Pavers and SlabsWhen it comes to putting a new patio or sidewalk in your backyard, you can’t go wrong with pavers.

Pavers – or slabs – offer homeowners an attractive, durable solution to creating pathways in places with heavy pedestrian traffic.

But like any home improvement project, adding pavers or slabs requires research and preparation. Ready to begin your search for Bucks County pavers and slabs? Here’s what you need to know.

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5 Steps to a Landscape Design You’ll Love

iStock 478011074 1024x682 5 Steps to a Landscape Design You’ll LoveGood landscaping doesn’t happen by accident.

When we’re out and about in our neighborhoods, looking for great examples of Bucks County landscape design, we see properties whose owners put a lot of thought into their look and feel.

Are you looking for ways to improve your home’s landscaping? Start with these tips.

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How to Choose the Best Natural Stone for Patios

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Travertine and Flagstone Patio

When it comes to selecting natural stone for patios, you have a lot of choices.

Brick. Bluestone. Travertine. All attractive picks, all with their own benefits.

No matter what you pick, you’ll be getting a patio that lasts for decades, requires little maintenance and adds beauty to your home. Let’s take a closer look at these patio materials so you can decide which one is right for you.

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5 Clever Ideas for a DIY Garden Fountain

iStock 516235045 1024x798 5 Clever Ideas for a DIY Garden FountainThere are few things as soothing as sitting in your yard on a warm summer evening, listening to the babble of a water feature.

Fountains are perhaps the simplest approach to installing a water feature: as long as you have a power source to run it, you’re set.

And you can make a custom, DIY garden fountain from almost anything: stone, wall block, an urn, etc. Interested in creating your own fountain? Here are some ideas we came across.

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Making the Right Hardscaping Choices

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Our world is one that thrives on balance. We enjoy foods that are sweet and foods that are salty. We watch some movies that are funny, others that are serious.

And in our backyards, we mix hardscaping – patios, pathways, stones, rocks and decks — with softscaping: things such as trees, plants, flowers or grass.

Without softscaping, your yard would seem harsh and forbidding, a sterile, uninviting place.

But without hardscaping, it would feel messy and overgrown. As you search for hardscaping supplies in PA, think about choosing these materials to give your property the right balance.

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A Simple Guide to Patio Planning: Winterizing – Guest Post

iStock 155385877 300x200 A Simple Guide to Patio Planning:  Winterizing   Guest PostAfter careful planning, selecting a professional, watching the installation, and enjoying your new outdoor living environment,  the season changes and it is time to move indoors. So,

What about Winter?

Patios do require seasonal maintenance and caring for them in wintertime will ensure yet another full year of relaxing moments outdoors. Here’s a checklist for your own outdoor space, which you should ideally tick off well before the year’s first snowfall:

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