Spring is Here – Part II

Welcome back to the second part of our blog. Our first blog reviewed two very simple ways that you can refresh the exterior of your home for spring. In this blog, we’ll give you a few more tips and tricks!

1.) Few things scream “spring is here” like the addition of color! Head to your local nursery and grab a couple flats of color. Make sure you pay attention to the type of sun they require. The last thing you want to do is plant shade color in full sun – you won’t like the result! However, you will love the result of a freshly planted carpet of color to welcome you home!

2.) Fresh dirt or wood chips! It’s amazing, but something really simple like a nice dark layer of rich dirt or wood chips over the top of a flower bed can really make a difference. If you don’t believe us – just give it a try!

3.) Clean up your lights! Dirty cobwebs scream poor upkeep. So make sure you clean up any outdoor lighting fixtures and get rid of those cobwebs.

4.) Touch up the paint! Paint is a funny thing – it’s cheap to buy, yet the results can make something look like a million bucks. If the paint is peeling off your gate, or your door is all scuffed up – breathe new life into it with a coat of paint!

If you have any hardscape projects that are tad large for you to handle on your own – give us a call. We’d be happy to come out and give you an estimate.

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Paver Retaining Walls

Typically when people hear the term “paver” they assume that they are meant only for walkways or driveways. But pavers have many more uses than just for flat surfaces. One of our favorite applications of pavers is retaining walls. Typically people need to put in some sort of retaining wall for structural support. More often than not the materials used for this are gray, ugly cylinder block. While this provides the structural support needed – it leaves a lot to be desired in terms of physical beauty.

That is one of the reasons why we love using block pavers for retaining walls! Paver block offers the same gorgeous color and texture as traditional pavers – but they are built to hold weight and be structurally sound.

Adding layers to a hardscape design is a great way to increase the functional space and flow of traffic in an area. By adding terraces, depth and dimension are instantly added. – The combination of this paired with the gorgeous textures and colors of block pavers make for an incredible design!

Here are a few of our favorite designs using paver block!

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As you can see, these retaining walls are structurally sound, functional and beautiful to the eye. The texture of the stone in contrast with the colors is really what makes it more of a work of art than anything else. If you have any questions about pavers or paver retaining walls, we invite you to give us a call. We hope to speak with you soon!