Investing In Patio Maintenance

How can you tell if you are in need of some patio or walkway maintenance? PAVERS ARE UNEVEN This may be because the base was not properly compacted during installation or the drainage system is not correct. What you can do: If you feel comfortable as a DIY person, you can pull up the pavers and measure the depth of the crushed stone footing (should be 4-6″). You can rent a vibratory plate tamper  to adjust and compact the footing Take care of any water or drainage issues around the patio ...
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Zarelli and EP Henry

Zarelli Proudly Featured in EP Henry Catalog Our work creating a beautiful outdoor living area for a customer turned out to be a bigger deal than we expected. We used EP Henry materials to complete a fire pit and an outdoor fireplace, prompting EP Henry to photograph our projects and feature them in both their 2015 and 2016 catalogs.  
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Winter-Ready

It’s important to preserve the landscaping you currently have throughout the fall and winter seasons. As the ground begins to freeze, it becomes more and more difficult to replace plants and softscaping. Here are some ways you can ensure that your current landscaping survives the colder months: Prune your plants. Fall is a good time to prune plants, add new plants, and freshen up your mulch. Usually, this involves cutting back perennials that are done blooming for the season as well as summe...
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Glossary of Terms

Aeration A method of increasing water and oxygen into compact soil by creating tiny slices or holes throughout the area. Annual A plant which grows to maturity and dies within one season; most are frost-sensitive. Biennial A plant which produces a vegetable one season, a flower the next season, then dies. For example, parsley. Bulb An underground storage component of the plant, containing the stem covered by scales; bulbs are planted similarly to seeds. Clay A soil particle ...
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Planning Your Patio

Your patio (or outdoor living area) should be a place of pride, as well as a place where you can relax and unwind. Whether you're with friends and family or enjoying a moment of solitude, how you express yourself in your landscape requires some thought and planning. Here are some questions to consider while you are formulating your dream outdoor living space: What challenges does your site present? What opportunities does your site present? How will you be using your outdoor living...
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