How to Maintain Your Pavers

How to Maintain Your Pavers

You’ve invested in your hardscaping. It looks amazing and you can’t wait to show it off to all your friends and family. But are you wondering how to keep it looking good? It doesn’t take much effort, but it does take some. Here are our top tips to keep it looking...

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Top Fall Clean Up Mistakes: Part II

Top Fall Clean Up Mistakes: Part II

We hope you’ve been having luck with our last Fall Clean Up tips! Here is our next set of ideas so you know exactly what to do (and not do) to get the results you are looking for with your landscaping. Fall Landscaping Mistake #7: Storing Tools Without Proper...

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FAQ’s About Pavers

FAQ’s About Pavers

We get a lot of questions about pavers and thought it might be helpful to pull together all of our most frequently asked questions about them. Take a look below and hopefully they’ll be helpful in planning your Central PA outdoor living space and hardscape projects....

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Hardscaping 101

Hardscaping 101

We’ve been helping Central PA hardscaping clients since 1979 so its safe to say we’ve answered a lot of questions over the decades. There won’t be a quiz later, but if you are planning an outdoor space project in the near future here is what you would need to ace that...

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Small Patio Ideas

Small Patio Ideas

A small outdoor living space may seem daunting to decorate but we have some big ideas to help. An outdoor living room or patio is the bridge between your house and your yard. It should encompass some of the aesthetics from your home and be a warm inviting space that...

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Top Fall Clean Up Mistakes: Part I

Top Fall Clean Up Mistakes: Part I

We’ve been doing Central PA landscape maintenance and Fall clean ups since 1979 so we know what is important. Timing is everything when it comes to your landscaping. Here are the top mistakes we see people making when the weather starts getting cold and what to do...

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Birding in your Backyard

Birding in your Backyard

Birding is in. We don’t know if it is because we are all still spending more time at home than in past decades, but it’s easy to get excited when you spot an elusive Red-necked Grebes in your backyard. Here is a primer to get you started. Start With the Landscaping...

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Staycationing

Staycationing

Gas is expensive and plane travel is less than ideal these days. So what do you do when you have some time off and need a vacation? May we suggest a staycation. This suggestion may have the kids whining at first but we have some ideas to make it a great family...

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Self Care: Outdoor Living Style

Self Care: Outdoor Living Style

The past few years haven’t been easy on anyone and now more than ever it is key to focus on self care. Now you may think this means a massage or a vacation and it certainly could, but creating some areas at home (especially outdoors) is even better because you have...

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Inside Out: Style We Love

Inside Out: Style We Love

You’ve got style, you’ve got grace and it is time to bring that home, namely to your outside. Interior style trends can easily extend to the outside and marry the two spaces so nicely. Here are some of our favorite ideas to give your outdoor a glow up, PA Landscape...

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The Latest Popular Pool Features

The Latest Popular Pool Features

Got a pool on the brain these days? You aren’t alone. Now is a great time to think about finally adding that pool to your outdoor living space. We are happy to project manage your pool and work with a pool company locally to keep this process headache free. Here are...

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Trending in 2022

Trending in 2022

What is trending in the outdoor living world these days? So glad you asked. We’ve got a great list to keep you current. Here is a roundup of the latest to sink your teeth into. 1. Imperfect is Perfect Natural immersive gardens are very trendy right now, also called...

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Top Ten Reasons Why Artificial Turf Might Be for You

Top Ten Reasons Why Artificial Turf Might Be for You

Artificial grass has hit the outdoor living industry by storm and we know why. Turf can be easily installed and give you grassy areas for your patio, deck or pool. It isn't for everybody but here are some of its selling points so you can decide if it might be an...

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Getting Ready for Spring

Getting Ready for Spring

It’s starting to feel like Spring is in the air. Sure, we likely have a few more snowfalls and freezes this year but you’ll find us daydreaming about the warmer weather despite what any groundhog says. Here are some of our tips for Springing Forward.  Goal...

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5 past year trends that are here to stay 

5 past year trends that are here to stay 

One of the biggest questions our clients ask us when we are beginning to map out their outdoor space is which trends go the distance. We believe in always going with your gut but here are some trends that are still here to stay and we couldn’t be happier. ...

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What’s New in 2022 

What’s New in 2022 

It is part of our job to be on top of all of the trends we see year after year and we don’t mind one bit. Here are some interesting things that we are excited about his year, some of which you can even DIY. Vertically (not) Challenged Are you limited on room in your...

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Central PA Fall Destinations

Central PA Fall Destinations

Fall in Central Pennsylvania is so rich with possibilities that it can be overwhelming. Everywhere you turn there are harvest festivals, outdoor education events, and new places begging to be explored at this beautiful time of year. We couldn’t possibly tell you about...

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Outdoor Cooking Considerations

Outdoor Cooking Considerations

Are you a beginner at the idea of outdoor cooking? Here are some highlights of a few of the most popular options as well as questions to ask yourself before adding a cooking feature into your backyard.  Cooking over an open flame can be a fun, shared activity....

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Throwing a Backyard Fall Bash

Throwing a Backyard Fall Bash

Look- we love fall and all that comes with it- flannel, mums, pumpkin spice everything, scarves that are maybe just blankets. If loving fall is basic, we don’t want to be cool. If you’re an unashamed autumnal admirer as well, here are a few tips for hosting a cozy...

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Working from Home Fall Edition

Working from Home Fall Edition

More than a year and a half after offices declared they were shutting down for two weeks, many of us are now permanently working from home. We’ve talked before about tips for working outside in warm temperatures, but as summer gives way to fall, spending extended...

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Keeping Things Pinteresting

Keeping Things Pinteresting

Where do you find inspiration for your outdoor projects? Walking around your neighborhood? Flipping through magazines? Scrolling through Instagram? Pinterest is an amazing place to organize all of those pieces of inspiration and find many, many more. If you’ve never...

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Tips for Turning Your Backyard into your Summer Office

Tips for Turning Your Backyard into your Summer Office

While some offices may be opening back up, many U.S. workers are electing to continue working from home either full-time or part-time. One of the advantages of working from home is that there’s no need to be stuck in one spot. From late spring to early fall you could...

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Kitchen Gardens for Absolute Beginners

Kitchen Gardens for Absolute Beginners

If you’ve never grown your own food it can be intimidating to know where to start. Try not to take an all-or-nothing approach. You absolutely do not need to turn your backyard into a meticulously planned out mini-farm in order to reap the benefits of home-grown...

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Everything You Need to Know About Brood X Cicadas

Everything You Need to Know About Brood X Cicadas

Have you heard the buzz? Pennsylvania is about to be invaded by the largest brood of cicadas seen since 2004. Read on for everything you need to know about these temporary visitors, how to prepare for them and how to manage them.  Cicadas are present in...

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When Do I Need to Start Mowing Again?

When Do I Need to Start Mowing Again?

Every neighborhood seems to have an over-eager mower, and the sound of their lawnmower in the very early Spring can set off a wave of anxiety down the block. You might ask yourself, “Is it time to start mowing yet? Will my yard be the neighborhood eyesore if I wait...

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New Year, New Outdoor Space

New Year, New Outdoor Space

Did your New Year’s resolutions include spending more time outdoors? How about prioritizing time with your family? Or maybe you resolved to move to a new home and you want to make improvements on your current home in preparation for a sale? Focusing on improving your...

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A Must-do Winter Storm Prep Checklist

A Must-do Winter Storm Prep Checklist

When winter storms are looming in the forecast, do you know what to do to prepare your outdoor living area? Hint: panic buying every roll of toilet paper and loaf of bread on the grocery store shelves is not the answer. Instead, spending just a few minutes on small...

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Looking Forward: Our Favorite Outdoor Trends for 2021

Looking Forward: Our Favorite Outdoor Trends for 2021

2020 brought many challenges but perhaps one upside was a renewed interest in maximizing outdoor spaces for personal enjoyment and safe entertaining. Spending more time than ever at home provided homeowners with plenty of opportunities to daydream about new ways to...

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Outdoor Living Ideas That Stand the Test of Time

Outdoor Living Ideas That Stand the Test of Time

When we invest in our homes, we expect it to last. Exterior upgrades enhance the look of your property and can offer recreational benefits. But not every renovation, however, will be something you'd still enjoy a decade or more later. If you want to refresh your yard...

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Does Curb Appeal Increase Home Value?

Does Curb Appeal Increase Home Value?

We all know, first impressions matter. The term “curb appeal” refers to the first impression that people get of your home. When they pull their car up in front, what do they see? Well-kept flower beds, a neatly cut lawn, and fresh paint? Or weeds, overgrown grass, and...

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