Backyard Hazards: Your Best Bets for Survival

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Black Tar Driveways A smooth black driveway may be easy to drive on and spray down, but the black coal tar sealants may contain concentrations of cancer-causing chemicals called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs. Coal tar sealants have been banned in some cities.  The research on this is still pretty new, so we can’t say… Read more »

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Paver Shapes Define a Design

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Brick and concrete pavers give you a lot of design flexibility. Here’s a quick 101 on some of the effects that you can achieve with different layouts. Paver Shapes For Different Effects: Radial and Square Radial designs typically soften corners and create interesting visuals. They fit in particularly well with traditional-style homes or buildings, with… Read more »

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Landscape Design: The Basics

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Whether your landscape design project is very simple, with only a small variety of features within a limited space, or quite elaborate, spanning several acres with magnificent gardens, all successful landscaping projects have a few things in common. Landscaping blends the natural grounds surrounding a home with the architectural design to create beautiful, unified areas. The foundation of any good… Read more »

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