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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...

Hardscaping in Charlotte NC

Hardscaping in Charlotte NC

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 in Charlotte, NC are rocks, concrete pavers, gravel,...

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 the previous owner set up the drainage in the yard to work the best. In fact,...

4 Types of Landscaping Services for Your Yard

4 Types of Landscaping Services 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. There are actual several types of landscaping services. To some, a landscaper is a person who designs landscapes and plants trees. But...

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....

8 Things to Know Before Patio Paver Installation

8 Things to Know Before Patio Paver Installation

When looking for patio paver installation, you may have some questions. They may be about the pavers themselves or whether a use you have in mind makes sense for this product. We've compiled a list of 8 of the most common questions about patio pavers people ask before...

5 Common Questions About Your Existing Patio Pavers

5 Common Questions About Your Existing Patio Pavers

Whether they are installed as a traditional patio, a walkway or even a driveway, you may not know how to care for or what modifications you can make to your existing patio pavers. Maybe you purchased a home with an existing paver patio or maybe it has just been a few...

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