Archive for the ‘How To’ Category

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Create Fall Safety with Landscape Lighting

Daylight hours are diminishing and Daylight Savings Time comes to an end this coming weekend, after Halloween. How might this affect your lifestyle? You will pull up to a dark house after work. Visitors will be parking in a dark driveway and walking along a dark side walk. The dog will be let out into [...]

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Top 5 Decorative Stones of 2014

Decorative Landscape Stone at AreA Landscape Supply is available in Bulk (tons), and by the bag. We have a variety of over 20 different stones. (CLICK HERE to view our entire Decorative Stone selection.) Colors range from a pristine white New York Marble to Black Lava Rock, and the sizes are just as diverse. Considering [...]

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How to Plan Fall Lawn Care

Fall Steps for a Greener Spring The funny thing about Fall lawn care is that it can actually be thought of as getting a head start on Spring. We’re not just prepping for winter; we are creating an exceptional environment for plants to wake up to in Spring.   Grow new grass. Fall provides an [...]

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Fire Pit Safety

5 Steps to use a Fire Pit Safely Whether you have a fire pit, or are considering adding one to your yard, safety should be a top priority. Begin with a thoughtful consideration of placement and be consistent with preventative measures. These steps are also be helpful when using a fireplace as well.   1. [...]

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Garden Edging & Tree Rings

The utilitarian function of landscape edging is to separate & stabilize different areas of a yard. More specifically, edgings reduce the inter-mingling of landscape materials where it is not desired for them to mix. The visual benefit: an outline, a definite perimeter around your landscaping to make the composition look complete. With many different edgings [...]

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Build a Grill Surround

A common element to a backyard patio is a Grill Island, or an Outdoor Kitchen. A Grill Surround is a way you can achieve the look and ambiance using a cart-style grill.   Step 1 Measure existing elements. Measure your cart-style grill. Dimensions needed, but not limited to: width depth with lid open depth with [...]

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Beginning an Installation

How, or where to begin is often the most complex part of any job. So, you have made the decision to tackle an outdoor project yourself: installing brick pavers, or a retaining wall. Now what? PLAN & PREP!   1) Plan! Start with sketches & diagrams; think both horizontally and vertically in all cases. Measure [...]

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How To Video

Learn important details on how to install a paver patio with a soldier course on your own!

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Retaining Wall Installation

Base preparation is the most vital part of the installation process. Begin laying out the trench with a string line. Dig a trench 6″ to 12″ deep and about 4″ wider than the width of the style of blocks you intend to use. If your property slopes, step the trench up or down, allowing for [...]