water features

Adding a Water Feature to an Existing Swimming Pool in State College, PA

Adding a Water Feature to an Existing Swimming Pool in State College, PA

Adding a water feature to your State College, PA, client’s pool design can be a great way to get it ready for the summer. There are a few things that need to be considered when adding water features to a pre-existing pool. These include the appearance of the feature, the surrounding landscape, as well as other aspects of the design.

How to Maintain a Pondless Waterfall in Lancaster, PA

How to Maintain a Pondless Waterfall in Lancaster, PA

Pondless waterfalls circulate water from a hidden reservoir to the top of a rock formation. The cascading water can flow through a permeable layer of decorative stones, for example, rather than into a collecting pond. They can be custom-built to fit neatly into whatever space a particular landscape has available, and can feature anything from large granite structures to dainty flagstone sheets, depending on what would suits hardscape project. Pondless waterfalls offer the sights and sounds of a waterfall feature, without the hassle of maintaining a pond. That being said, there are a few routine activities that will enhance the appearance and longevity of a pondless waterfall in Lancaster, PA.

6 Tips for Creating a Beautiful Patio Garden in Lancaster

6 Tips for Creating a Beautiful Patio Garden in Lancaster

Homeowners don’t want to sacrifice beauty or function when it comes to their backyard. When planning an outdoor patio, it’s important to include space for plants and lawn, as well as outdoor living space. Try some of these tips for creating beautiful patio gardens for your Lancaster, PA, clients.

Ideas for integrating Water Features in Retaining Walls in Harrisburg

Ideas for integrating Water Features in Retaining Walls in Harrisburg

Whether you need to control erosion, manage water runoff, or turn a sloped yard into a usable space, retaining walls are a good solution for landscapes that require grading. Take advantage of a natural slope and make an everyday retaining wall work double duty by incorporating a water feature. Try one of these three ways to include a waterfall and a retaining wall in your client’s Harrisburg, PA, landscape.

Looking for Pondless Waterfall Supplies in Lancaster?

Looking for Pondless Waterfall Supplies in Lancaster?

Pondless waterfalls are an excellent choice for homeowners that want to beautify their Lancaster, PA, outdoor space, and a great way for contractors to offer their clients something different. These water features contribute to a serene landscape, at the same time offering functionality with its easy installation process, low maintenance, and compact footprint.

Here's How Stone Veneer Can Be Used For Stunning Hardscape Design In Harrisburg

Here's How Stone Veneer Can Be Used For Stunning Hardscape Design In Harrisburg

Clients who feel like their patios are simply ‘lacking something’ may very well need more vertical elements in their Harrisburg, PA, hardscape. Using natural stone veneers can help to create vertical structures with enough character to revive an entire hardscape.

Why Pondless Water Features are All The Rage in State College

Why Pondless Water Features are All The Rage in State College

One way in which you can enable your client’s State College, PA, landscape to stray from conventional designs is by constructing interesting and unique water features. By excluding the pond that older water features are based upon and in which their water collects, you can help your clients achieve a sleeker, more space efficient setup.

Excellent Features to Enhance Outdoor Living in State College

Excellent Features to Enhance Outdoor Living in State College

The outdoor space of your Stage College, PA, residence is an extension of your home and should be designed to provide comfort and add beauty to your everyday living. Selecting materials for your landscape is an undemanding task when you know what to look for. Here are some tips on selecting landscape design features to enhance your outdoor living experience

Pondless Waterfall Supplies in PA

Pondless Waterfall Supplies in PA

For a successful pondless waterfall project, every Lancaster, PA, contractor needs quality supplies and materials that will both complement the landscape and ensure its durability and longevity. This now popular water feature is becoming a favorite among homeowners because it takes up less space than pond waterfalls, requires less maintenance and running costs, and provides the relaxing ambience of cascading water.

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.

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.

Nothing beats pizza made with your own sauce!

Joe Mishler B&W

Joe Mishler B&W

We recently had the privilege of enjoying some pizzas cooked by Joe Mishler on our Chicago Brick Oven using Joe’s own sauce recipe. Joe is the Executive Chef at Devon Seafood Grill in Hershey, PA, so you could say that he knows cooking! The pizzas were some of the best we’ve ever tasted. Joe was nice enough to share his sauce recipe with us so that we could share it with you. Use this recipe as it is, or feel free to adjust amounts or ingredients to make it your own. Keep in mind, the fresher the ingredients, the better the sauce will taste. Also, cooking outside on a wood-fired oven adds smoky flavor and makes the whole experience even better. Enjoy! Pizza Sauce

15 oz can of tomato sauce 1 tbsp dry basil 1 tsp dry oregano 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp garlic powder (add extra for garlic lovers) 1 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)

Mix all together and blend well. For best flavor, make sauce 2-3 hours before use

Makes 4-5 16 inch pizzas

Chef using ladle to spread sauce on a pizza

Chef using ladle to spread sauce on a pizza

Pizza in wood oven

Pizza in wood oven

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