If you are moving a serious amount of material there is no better way than a dump truck. Whether you want to move gravel, larger stone, precious top soil, fill, or any other sort of loose material to a residential or commercial location, a dump truck is one of the best ways to get the job done. While your pick up or crossover vehicle might be okay for small projects, if it’s a large job, you will want to enlist the help of a serious mover.
To homeowners, whether you’re contracting out or doing it yourself, any home or grounds improvement that sounds cheap and easy is very appealing. So when confronted with the option of building over instead of tearing down existing structures, people think they can save money and time by plopping down sheds on good “solid” ground, or simply paving over the old cracked driveway with a new one. As experts in paving, hardscaping, and foundations, we’re here to tell you why you should almost never do this.
Retaining walls are one of the most integral parts of landscaping, both residentially and commercially. Many homes and buildings are built no hilly or uneven ground (especially in New England). When a building is on a slope it is extremely important to ensure the solidity of the rock and soil around the base of the building.
Having a small yard has its benefits. You have less lawn to mow, fewer leaves to rake, and hopefully, lower taxes. The problem is, it’s challenging to design a truly beautiful landscape with a small yard. There are no grand views, no long walks through beautiful gardens, and no room for water. While smaller yards require less maintenance, they can be more challenging to design. Since the classic landscaping scene is a large yard, it takes more creativity to develop good small yard landscaping. Not sure what to do with limited space? Here are some small yard ideas which will help the overall appeal of your landscape.
An inground swimming pool is as much a symbol of luxury as much as one of convenience. Installing one in your home is as much a benefit for the value of your home and curb appeal. However, once you’ve set your mind on making this swimming pool a reality, you’re going to have to dig deep—and not just in your wallet. The most difficult part of the pool’s installation is the excavation of your yard: not only does this require a lot of heavy machinery, but also the hidden horrors lurking beneath your yard.
A beautiful landscape is incomplete without a full, lush lawn. Lovely flower beds and walkways will seem unfinished without well maintained and eye please green grass as the backdrop of quality landscaping. Beyond its appearance a lawn has practical considerations, such as preventing soil erosion and providing a soft carpet for recreational activities. But to get that beautiful lawn is an ongoing project requiring disciple and attention.
Everyone wants a better front or backyard. Many hire landscapers to do this job, since they can provide the planning, skilled manpower, and materials needed for these large projects. But some people would rather work on their own yards, with time and self-education on their side. One of the biggest hurdles for these kinds of hands-on home improvers is figuring out what materials they need to properly landscape their home, and what quantity and quality they will need. Below are six of the most common materials needed for landscaping projects.
During the withering heat of summer, many home owners fear what a drought might do to their lawn. An extended period without rain leaves the lawns with those dreaded yellow and brown spots of dying grass. With the summer heat coming, it’s important to ensure that your lawn is getting the moisture, nutrients, and aeration it needs. An important step to ensuring your lawn is in good shape is to dethatch it. Dethatching a lawn will allow it to absorb more of the moisture from a rain storm or watering session, resulting in healthier, more resilient, and greener grass.