Once you have a plan and solid base for your paver patio, it’s time to begin laying pavers. Begin at a corner and work your way across, using your first corner as your reference point. Be sure to check your work periodically – any jogs or curves in your pavers will only become worse as

With the critical first step of planning finished, the next step is to build a solid base for your patio. Start by measuring and staking out the area you plan to build your patio on. Take extra care to be sure the corners are square, so that you avoid additional cuts or uneven rows of

One of the best additions to a backyard is a nice paver patio. With a little time and minimal expense you can complete this work of landscape art on your own. This project will probably take you more than one weekend to finish, so be sure you’ve got the time and energy before you start.

How to Build a Paver Patio

Friday, 29 April 2011 by

One of the best additions to a backyard is a nice paver patio. With a little time and minimal expense you can complete this work of landscape art on your own. The first step is to build a solid base for your patio. Level the area, then compact the dirt with a plate compactor. This

Is your lawn looking thin? It’s probably time to overseed your grass. Overseeding your lawn during the spring or fall replenishes old lawn and brings back the green, lush grass. With summer coming, now is the time to get your yard ready for the barbaques, volleyball or other summer activities by overseeding your lawn. Overseeding

When to Apply Fertilizer

Wednesday, 09 March 2011 by

When to Apply Fertilizer January/February            Turf Gro 20-3-7 Cool Season (slow release) Scotts GREEN MAX Southern Lawn Fertilizer April/May                            Turf Gro 23-2-10 Spring Scotts GREEN MAX Southern Lawn Fertilizer June/July/Aug                   Turf Gro 24-2-9 Summer Scotts Super Turf Builder with Summer Guard Sept/Oct                              Turf Gro 21-2-15 Winterizer Scotts Lawn Pro Super Turf Builder with Winter

Jody 5-’10

Wednesday, 05 May 2010 by

This is an exciting landscape construction project in Vancouver WA.  We bid against a composite deck and added a lower patio.  The price of raising a stone paver patio vs building a composite deck turned out to be the least expensive option.  We now get to build a longer lasting, better looking, easier to maintain

MORKERT APR’10

Thursday, 08 April 2010 by

This is a challenging landscape project in Washougal WA.  We are doing a partial over lay on concrete and a normal gravel base paver patio.  What makes this hard is blending the two surfaces.  Since the sand on the concrete will be significantly less then the sand over the gravel we need to make sure

Rule APR’10

Monday, 05 April 2010 by

This project is a simple paver walkway that connects the front driveway to the back deck.  The homeowner has dogs and decided to upgrade from natural stone.  As you can see the stairs and the lower patio are already finished and we are screeting the sand in just before we lay the blocks down on the

Hatfield APR’10

Monday, 05 April 2010 by

      Excavation of the Hatfield Patio     We are excavating the Hatfield patio down to undisturbed native soil.  We ran into a soft spot in the center and had to excavate a small area down even further to make sure the patio is stable     This is the finished product.  We

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