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Backyard Beaches Bring Coastal Living Closer To Home

By Tom Torocco
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If you live in the Northeast, you are probably not too far from one of the area’s pristine beaches, but sometimes close is just not close enough.  With more and more homeowners spending more time at home and less time fighting traffic, many weekend warriors are bringing what they enjoy about local hot spots like… Continue reading Backyard Beaches Bring Coastal Living Closer To Home

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When To Use Crushed Stone As Opposed To Gravel

By Tom Torocco

When it comes to building, hardscaping and landscaping materials, there are a lot of varieties from which to choose.  Exploring the differences between similar materials such as crushed stone and gravel, rock vs stone will help you select the best materials for your project. Crushed stone is made from rocks that have been broken down… Continue reading When To Use Crushed Stone As Opposed To Gravel

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Using Decorative Stone To Create A Beautiful, Low Maintenance Landscape

By Tom Torocco

Creating a landscape that you can spend more time enjoying rather than maintaining is easy with the use of decorative stone.  Gravel, crushed stone and various types of block can easily transform your yard, walkway and driveway into a work of art without the constant upkeep required when using organic materials. Using decorative stone to… Continue reading Using Decorative Stone To Create A Beautiful, Low Maintenance Landscape

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Is It Time To Turn Over A New Leaf In Your Yard?

By Tom Torocco

In order to keep real estate prices competitive, many homeowners in the northeast have become accustomed to remodeling at least a portion of the interior of their home every 5-10 years, with kitchens and bathrooms topping the list.  But those same homeowners often don’t give the exterior landscape as much consideration as the interior and… Continue reading Is It Time To Turn Over A New Leaf In Your Yard?

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Has Winter Runoff Left You In Need Of Landscaping Materials?

By Tom Torocco

With old man winter dumping a record breaking quantity of snow on the Northeast this winter, your yard may need a little extra TLC this clean-up season.  The spring rain combined with melting snow can cause runoff of large amounts of water, and along with it, some of your landscaping materials such as dirt, gravel,… Continue reading Has Winter Runoff Left You In Need Of Landscaping Materials?

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How Reliable Is Your Building Materials Supplier?

By Tom Torocco

If you are a building or landscaping contractor, you know first-hand just how important it is to work with a reliable source for your building, construction and landscaping materials.  Not all materials are created equal, literally, and neither are all supply companies.  Being confident that you will receive the highest quality product, in the correct… Continue reading How Reliable Is Your Building Materials Supplier?

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Using Pea Gravel To Create A One-Of-A-Kind Entertainment Area

By Tom Torocco

If you are looking to add more outdoor entertainment space to your yard with great form and function, all on a tight budget, then pea gravel might be just what you’re looking for.  Most yards in the Northeast have some combination of grassy areas and hardscaped entertainment areas, and while a patio or deck made… Continue reading Using Pea Gravel To Create A One-Of-A-Kind Entertainment Area

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Don’t Forget The Details: Using Belgian Block

By Tom Torocco

Many homeowners in the Northeast may still be digging out from under the snow, but they’re also starting to get excited thinking about their spring landscaping projects as they shovel their way down the driveway.  With so many DIY home improvement shows on TV these days, it’s hard not to get inspired to join the… Continue reading Don’t Forget The Details: Using Belgian Block

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Let the Beach Come to You This Summer

By Tom Torocco

Are you dreaming of a warm summer afternoon spent with friends and family rather than a dreary and cold winter day?  If so, maybe you are ready to start some planning so you can turn your backyard into the oasis that it was always meant to be.  If you hope to spend more time enjoying… Continue reading Let the Beach Come to You This Summer

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Using a Materials Calculator Can Save You Time and Money

By Tom Torocco

Many homeowners in the Northeast are looking forward to the spring, when temperatures will rise and they can finally head out to tackle their new home improvement project.  If the project will require ordering topsoil, crushed stone, gravel or sand, it will be beneficial to try to get a good estimate of just how much… Continue reading Using a Materials Calculator Can Save You Time and Money

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