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Enjoying the summer in the shade

The past 30 days have been scorching across not only the US but other parts of the world as well.
And we have definitely been feeling it in California! However at the same time who wants to stay cooped up inside all Summer? We've had our fill of that during the lockdowns. So, what can... Read full article »

How to Hardscape a Sloped Yard: Options & Ideas

You've got a piece of land, but it just doesn't seem usable due to slopes.
Fear not! All is not lost. There are some things you can do to tame the slope and still have a beautiful outdoor living space... Read full article »

DIY Adventures - How to Build a Small Retaining Wall

Small retaining walls can add a joyous architectural element to your landscape design. Furthermore, such installations maximize usable space in your yard by building up, not out. A perfect solution to a sloped yard or limited space. Read full article »

10 hot tips for upgrading your property with hardscapes

More and more Americans are upgrading their properties and turning their backyards into their own private 'staycation' resorts. You may as well, since your home is your castle! Any good castle makes use of pavers and hardscapes, so here are some hot tips for you to help you transform your home from bland to grand. Read full article »

How to hardscape a yard Do's and Don'ts

We all want our own little slice of paradise. So, let's stop dreaming and start digging! In today's article we're going to dig deep and give you some pro tips on building your own hardscapes in your backyard. Read full article »

DIY Adventures: How to enclose a patio

You've got a patio. Great! But Summer is around the corner and you don't want to be burnt to a crisp. No, not this year! This is the year you take proactive steps and get a shade structure created so you can enjoy the warmth of the Summer without the Sunburn. Read full article »

5 outdoor heating ideas to help make your backyard usable in the winter

While California has great weather all year round, that doesn't mean that it doesn't get chilly at night in the winter! I don't know about you, but to me 40 degrees is chilly. But as Californians, we LOVE the outdoors, even if it is chilly. So, how can we enjoy those cold nights without our fingers falling off? Let's go over some ideas right now! Read full article »

DIY Adventures: How do you build a patio? (Do's and Dont's)

The day has come and you've made the decision to finally go on down to Home Depot, get yourself some pavers, gravel, and sand and build your OWN PATIO! You've watched some videos on Youtube and you have a pretty good idea, but don't start yet until you've read our Do's and Dont's! Read full article »

DIY Adventures: How to Build a Paver Patio - Step by step

DIY hardscaping isn't for everyone, but for those who have the time to spare and skill it can be a highly rewarding experience as you're building the foundation where your family will rest their feet. But don't think you have to be a seasoned veteran to create a simple paver patio! Thanks to the wealth of video lessons on Youtube and articles on the internet. Read full article »

5 Reasons Why You'll Be Glad You Got a Fire Pit

The kitchen is everyone's favorite room in the house. People also love spending time outdoors. Put the two together and you have 'an outdoor kitchen' a space that everyone will LOVE. Read full article »

6 Pro Tips to Keep in Mind When Building Your Own Patio

You’ve made the big decision to head on over to Lowes, Home Depot, or wherever, and get your masonry supplies and build your very patio! By doing it yourself, you’re going to save a lot of money but what sort of result you end up with will depend on how much homework you do.Read full article »

DIY - How to Install Lighting On Your Retaining Wall

After investing your hard-earned money on upgrading your property with landscaping and hardscaping, you want to get the most bang out of your buck. One way you can achieve that is by making your beautiful surroundings visible 24 hours a day! By investing in lighting, your landscape will come alive at night, creating a magical atmosphere. Let's show you how you'd go about installing lighting on a retaining wall. Read full article »

DIY Crash Course on Laying Pavers

Before buying any materials or laying anything down, make sure you take the time to thoroughly site up the space, measuring all sides, and writing them down. Then, do some simple math to calculate the total surface area you have in square feet. Pro tip: buy 15% more pavers and material than you think you'll need, as sometimes pavers break or calculations are off, and by doing this you can save yourself an extra trip to the store. Read full article »

5 things you can do with landscaping to keep your cool in a heatwave

Fourth of July weekend, and no matter how hot it is outside, America is going to go out and party. Be it in the comfort & privacy of their back yards, at the beach, a public swimming pool, parks, or what have you. After a year of COVID restrictions, we want out, heatwave or not!

And Summer has JUST begun, literally last week. What if there are more heatwaves?

This does bring up an interesting point of conversation for the home-owner: how can I enjoy this Summer outdoors and not be broiled alive by any other heat waves?

The solution, of course, is in landscaping.

Take a walk with me. Read full article »

Enjoying your backyard all year round

We're PVM pavers, and while we don't build pools or pergolas, we do build the foundation for your backyard paradise: patios, walkways, driveways, walls. If it has anything to do with pavers or concrete, we do it! After all, you're not going to build your dream oasis on the dirt, you need quality concrete or interlocking pavers. Read full article »

4 Things Nobody ever told you About Adding Curb Appeal

According to a study at the University of Princeton, the first impression is created within the first 10 seconds! The first impression of your house is implied by the front of your house thus the curb appeal plays a significant role. The following are a couple of vital tips to elevate your curb appeal on a budget. Read full article »

6 reasons why you should transform your home and have your own: "resort staycation"

Staycation is a word that has been merged using two words, stay and vacation. Only a lucky few of us own a "staycation" where we go and enjoy our vacations, but most people just make their way to the resorts. However, COVID-19 has turned around the norms of this world and going to resorts is not an option anymore. Read full article »
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