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PaveTech demonstration in Harrisburg, PA

PaveTech demonstration in Harrisburg, PA

We recently had a Contractor Open House with Dan Majewski from PaveTech on hand to demonstrate some of their labor-saving tools.  Becoming more efficient means you can get more work done faster, potentially avoiding injuries and making more money!  If you want to check out the full line of PaveTech tools, go to www.pavetech.com.  If you need to order anything, give Watson Supply a call!

Here's Why Reliable Stone Supply is so Important in Harrisburg, PA

Here's Why Reliable Stone Supply is so Important in Harrisburg, PA

Having a high quality and reliable stone supplier is an important asset in any Harrisburg, PA, contractor’s arsenal. Having the right quality of materials for your project is almost as important as the experience of the contractor. With the right supplier, you can be assured of the durability of your project and the satisfaction of your client.

It's not too late to winterize your pond!

OK, so you know you should have done it by now, but everything got so busy with the holidays that you just never got around to it.  Yes, we have all been there at one time or another.  But don't fret, there is still time to winterize your pond, and you'll be glad you did when you go to start it up in the Spring.  So...it might be too late to get a net on to catch the Fall leaves, but getting them out NOW will save you headaches later. Check out this video for a quick step-by-step on how to winterize your pond.

If this video has been helpful to you, please leave us a comment below.  We are an Authorized AquascapePRO Distributor here in Harrisburg PA, and we can help you with all of your water feature questions and problems.  Or, if you are interested in having a water feature installed, we can get you in touch with a contractor that can take care of that for you.

Spare ribs and MOINK balls on our new Primo Smoker/Grill

Since becoming a distributor of Primo Smoker/Grills, we thought it would only be fair to cook on them (a lot). We decided that today would be a good day to cook some spare ribs low and slow, along with some MOINK balls (bacon-wrapped meatballs).  We certainly can't let this food go to waste, so I guess we are just going to have to eat it.  Here's my view after the ribs cooked for about 2 hours and the MOINK balls just went on.

And here are the ribs just about ready to come off.  (Sorry, the MOINK balls are long gone, so no photo of those)

I hope you enjoy your lunch as much as I'm going to enjoy mine...  What's YOUR favorite thing to cook on your grill?  Leave your comments below.

EasyPro Joint Stabilizer makes short work of finishing a patio, even in the rain!

One of our contractors recently installed a (roughly) 500 square foot patio using Techo-bloc's Blu 60 in the Sandlewood color.  For most contractors, one of the final steps to finish this project would have been the installation of polymeric sand into the joints between the pavers. Problem: it was supposed to rain later in the afternoon on the day that the job was supposed to be finished.  (With regular poly sand you cannot apply it when it is going to rain.)

Solution: EasyPro joint stabilizer by Unilock.  Not only can EasyPro be applied when it is going to rain, but it is actually applied with water!

The whole joint stabilizing process took about 1 hour to finish the 500 sq ft patio.  Here are some pictures from the job:

Blu60 w/ Grey EasyPro1
Blu60 w/ Grey EasyPro1
Blu60 w/ Grey EasyPro2
Blu60 w/ Grey EasyPro2
Blu60 w/ Grey EasyPro3
Blu60 w/ Grey EasyPro3

So don't let a little rain get in the way of finishing your hardscape project! Here is a video showing how easy this product is to use:

What do you think?  Please leave us a comment below.  We have some EasyPro on display at our warehouse, come on in and take a look!  While you're here, you can check out our 2800 sf hardscape display, our multiple water features, and see our selection of landscape lighting fixtures.

The 2013 PA Garden Expo was a great time!

Recently, Watson Supply sponsored the Featured Gardens and the "Ask the Experts" Stage at the 2013 Pa Garden Expo, held at the Pa Farm Show Complex. Area landscape contractors built 2500 square foot garden exhibits that included Patios, Water Features (including ponds, pondless waterfalls, bubbling fountains, Colorfalls, and overflowing vases), Pergolas, Wood Fired Brick Ovens, Outdoor Kitchens, Plants, and Landscape Lighting. Three times each day, the room lights were turned off so that visitors could experience "Nighttime in the Gardens".  Extensive landscape lighting throughout the displays showcased how beautiful properly designed outdoor lighting can be.  Joe Mishler, Executive Chef at Devon Seafood Grill in Hershey, PA, was on hand cooking pizza in our Chicago Brick Ovens outside the main entrance to the show. Attendance was strong, and interest was high. I think everybody has Spring Fever! Here is short video showing some of the highlights of the show. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyDS5_PKYwI

If you came to the show, what was YOUR favorite thing?  Was it the free brick oven pizza?  The "Nighttime in the Gardens" times?  The Gardens themselves?  Leave a comment below and let us know what you loved about the Expo.  We enjoyed all of it, and it was great being involved.

If you missed it, feel free to browse through our picture galleries and video galleries here on our website.  It is almost like being at the Garden Expo!