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4 Types of Materials To Consider for Landscaping and Patio Projects

Whether you’re looking to make a bold statement or unify a building with its surroundings, the landscape material you choose is instrumental in setting the appropriate tone for residential and commercial projects.

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6 Types of Materials That Could Make or Break Retaining Wall Projects

As the weather warms, thoughts turn to beautifying outdoor spaces with signature landscape elements like retaining walls.

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How Salt Deicers Degrade Natural Landscape Stone — and What To Do About It

When winter hits, colder climates are blanketed with snow and ice. Landscaping made beautiful with natural stone walkways during warmer weather are out of sight, out of mind for months — putting them at considerable risk for damage by melting agents containing varying degrees of salt, from sodium chloride to magnesium chloride.

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Are All Pavers Created Equal?

You might not think there’s a huge difference in the pavers you choose for your pool or patio other than their price and appearance, but we’re here to tell you that’s not the case. Particularly when deciding between limestone, concrete, brick, and travertine pavers, each type provides different benefits, and differs in maintenance, durability, safety, and more. To help you decide which paver is the ideal fit for your next landscaping project, here’s a full breakdown of the four paver types listed above.

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4 Simple Reasons to Attend the Largest (and Best) Landscape Industry Expo

Consistently rated as the “most valuable event” by its attendees each year, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Annual Meeting and EXPO is the elite event for professionals in the landscaping industry. The 2017 event, held October 20–23 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, is the largest landscape architecture trade show in the world specifically tailored for landscape architects and designers who want to stay on the cutting edge of industry trends and learn about the latest products, innovations, sustainable practices and much more.

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Why Limestone Is the Ideal Stone for Landscape Projects

The landscape design that surrounds a home is often a reflection of those who live there. Rock gardens filled with colorful, hardy perennials can provide a more natural and care-free look, while stately stone pillars, pavers and fountains accented with neatly trimmed hedges offer a more formal expression.

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Top 5 Misconceptions About Residential Pool Pavers

A variety of pool decking options are available with an even greater variety of pricing and performance. You can choose from natural stone, concrete, composite materials, wood, brick, rubber and more.

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