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How French Drains Work in Your Charlotte Yard

How French Drains Work in Your Charlotte Yard

French drains are a very common solution to wet yards and foundations we see here in the Charlotte, NC area. Part of the reason there is so much trouble with water in yards is the topography of the land. Being located in the piedmont area of North Carolina (and South...

Backyard Patio Ideas

Backyard Patio Ideas

Building a patio is a major addition to your home. While about 65% of newly constructed homes in the South included some type of patio in 2017 (the most recent year for which statistics are available), that also means that 35% of homes did not. So if you are living in...

Outdoor Living Space Trends in the South

Outdoor Living Space Trends in the South

Outdoor spaces are important to those of us that live in the South. Even more important than any other part of the country, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. In 2017, homes completed in Southern states like North Carolina and South Carolina were much more likely...

Hardscape to Improve Your Yard

Hardscape to Improve Your Yard

There are two aspects of landscaping to improve your yard. Grass and plants are one. Things like patios, walkways, stone borders, boulders, concrete and even gravel or metal are hardscape. Common hardscape materials are rocks, concrete pavers, gravel, boulders, stone...

5 Answers to Your Fire Pit Questions + a Bonus

5 Answers to Your Fire Pit Questions + a Bonus

Fire pits are among the most popular backyard living features you'll find today. But there are many different types and that can lead to a lot of questions. We'll answer some of the most common questions about fire pits, while providing some additional information...

Yard Drainage Solutions for Charlotte Homes

Yard Drainage Solutions for Charlotte Homes

How do I improve the drainage in my yard? It is a fairly common question here in the Charlotte area. Even though a lot of yards are built with slopes, that doesn't mean the builder or previous owner set up the drainage in the yard to work the best. In fact, sloping...

4 Types of Landscaping Companies for Your Yard

4 Types of Landscaping Companies for Your Yard

When you think of a landscaper, what do you think about? It is an interesting question because many people will answer differently. To some, a landscaper is a person who designs landscapes and plants trees. But there are many homeowners who refer to their lawn...

9 Outdoor Lighting Ideas for Your Outdoor Space

9 Outdoor Lighting Ideas for Your Outdoor Space

Outdoor living can be a lot more enjoyable if you can extend the amount of time you can use your space. While daylight is great, you can use your outdoor area even more if you add some outdoor lighting. Here are a wide range of outdoor lighting ideas that accomplish a...

Improving Your Landscape with Walkways

Improving Your Landscape with Walkways

Walkways are sometimes overlooked, but they play an important role in landscape design. They help you get around your yard safely, prevent unsightly wear in areas with heavy foot traffic and can add beauty and interest to your outdoor space. Places to Use Walkways in...

Pavers vs Concrete for Your Outdoor Living Space

Pavers vs Concrete for Your Outdoor Living Space

When it comes to hardscapes, you have several choices in materials. One of the most common decisions that homeowners make is whether to use pavers or concrete for walkways, patios and even driveways. The two most common materials involved are pavers and concrete....

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