Hardscapes: Refine, Repair, Replace

Each and every landscape is a combination of installations, services, and materials. Often overlooked are the many non-organic materials that are integral to your landscape. It is so easy to appreciate the splendor of a native plant or mature tree, but less so when the material may be stone or rock. With that being said, hardscapes are one of those integral materials that make your landscape, and without them, your landscape would be lost. Walkways connect each part of your property, while your driveway houses your vehicles. Patios are great for hosting while retaining walls have functional value in sloped yards in need of better drainage. Decorative rocks can even be used as mulch. As you can see, hardscapes are something every homeowner should understand and utilize in their landscaping efforts.

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Inspection and Analysis: Current State of Affairs

Considering the need for hardscaping on your property, the order of events should initially include an analysis of your current hardscapes. There are plenty of places where hardscapes can be present in your landscape, as we just mentioned. Now is the time to take a look at these areas, either yourself or professionally. Look for cracks in patios, walkways, retaining walls, or decorative rocks that appear disheveled and out of place. This will give you a better idea of what needs to be done in terms of repair or replacements. If the only drawbacks are aesthetic, consider cleaning or repair, but you will know when a total replacement is needed. Our team is well versed in every style and material of hardscape, ready to consult your needs.

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Paver Patios: Hot for Hosting

In a post COVID world, outdoor hosting is all the rage. This means that spaces available for outdoor hosting are a premium commodity, and you are able to implement one on your property. Patios add a space where your outdoor and indoor areas begin to mesh, combining the benefits of both. Seating, lighting, and outdoor entertainment are easily integrated. While you think bugs and insects might be a potential problem, our outdoor health programs take care of this. As a client of Dream Greener, you can be confident that your outdoor area will be properly bug repellent, keeping away mosquitos and ticks. You should be able to confidently install a new hardscape, or refine your current patio, knowing you will get undisturbed use on a frequent basis.

Our Installation Process: Dream Greener Durable

As the one issue with any hardscape over time is maintenance, you want to install a hardscape that will be easily maintained. The quality of the sourced stone is important, as well as the intensity of the installation process. At Dream Greener we refuse to cut corners, which is why our hardscapes outlast the competition. We utilize modern precast concrete pavers specifically designed for landscaping use, meant to handle the rough outdoors. Our process includes graphically designed planning, then edging, and the installation of a compacted minus base. Polymeric sand prevents slipping and sliding, which is a common hardscape issue. This also prevents the growth of weeds in the cracks, which can be an eyesore. With this thorough process, we are able to provide superior service, leaving our clients happier than ever.

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Dream Greener Lawn & Landscape is led by a staff of service experts including licensed arborists, horticulturists, lawn and plant health specialists.  Our licensed and certified staff members have ten years or more of professional experience, focused exclusively on lawn care and plant health care, landscape design, installation and maintenance, hardscaping, and snow & ice management.

Our business has grown because of our customers’ word-of-mouth recommendations to family, friends, and neighbors. Our company continues to flourish because we satisfy and delight our customers with levels of service and communication far exceeding the rest of the industry. Contact us today at (412) 835-1035.

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