Pavers

Incorporate Functionality into Your Lancaster, PA, Patio Design

Incorporate Functionality into Your Lancaster, PA, Patio Design

A quality patio design usually turns out to be as functional as it is beautiful. To incorporate functionality into your next Lancaster, PA, patio design, consider the various components that go into a patio and the reasons why the best patios become the prime spots for family outdoor enjoyment, relaxation, and entertaining.

Garden Supply Store's Tips for Building Beautiful Raised Plant Beds in Lancaster, PA

Garden Supply Store's Tips for Building Beautiful Raised Plant Beds in Lancaster, PA

Raised plant beds offer many benefits for landscapes in Lancaster, PA. Not only do they look nice, but they make planting and maintaining the herbs, vegetables, and flowers your clients love so much easier. Here are some tips from our garden supply store for consideration when building raised plant beds.

How to Select the Best Pavers for Outdoor Kitchens and Outdoor Dining Rooms in Harrisburg, PA

How to Select the Best Pavers for Outdoor Kitchens and Outdoor Dining Rooms in Harrisburg, PA

An exquisitely designed outdoor kitchen fosters a cozy and pleasant atmosphere for fancy dinner parties or casual sit-downs with family and friends. The right pavers set the tone for homeowners’ exact needs. When designing an outdoor kitchen or dining room in Harrisburg, PA, the choice of pavers can be one of the toughest moves of the project, as both looks and quality compete for attention.

The Best Paver Products from Unilock for Pool Decks in Lancaster PA

The Best Paver Products from Unilock for Pool Decks in Lancaster PA

Replacing the pavers that frame your pool is one of the best ways to make your entire poolside appear brand new. A paver change can revitalize the design without reshaping the pool or .modifying any major structures. Here are a few excellent Unilock pavers for pool decks in Lancaster, PA

What Kinds of Pavers Are Suited to High-Traffic Areas in York?

What Kinds of Pavers Are Suited to High-Traffic Areas in York?

Designing structures that meet the requirements of high levels of traffic can be a challenge for every York, PA, contractor. The first step to a successful project is being confident that the materials you are working with are worth the cost, time, and effort.

3 Features that Make Outdoor Living More Convenient in State College

3 Features that Make Outdoor Living More Convenient in State College

The patio or poolside is meant to be a sanctuary to which homeowners can escape after a long week at the office. This entails being able to dine, converse, and enjoy the scenery in a relaxing and effortless manner. However, many of your clients may still be struggling to cart food from the home to the patio and may feel cramped or uncomfortable in their outdoor oasis.

These Unilock Pavers are Perfectly Suited to Modern Hardscapes in Harrisburg

These Unilock Pavers are Perfectly Suited to Modern Hardscapes in Harrisburg

Creating a patio with modern flair can set a hardscape apart from those of surrounding Harrisburg, PA, neighbors. A modern patio relies as much on the pavers underfoot as it does on lighting and furniture selections. Contemporary designs tend to be sleek, clean, and well put-together. Here are a few Unilock pavers that fit this criteria and pair spectacularly with modern designs.

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!