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DIY with WI Seminar Series | 2020

Yes, you CAN do it yourself! We’ll show you how.We’ve developed seminars especially for homeowners and DIYers, that explains the process in language you can understand. This year, we’re also including some new build it in an afternoon project seminars that are sure to inspire you to take your yard from ordinary to extraordinary. Get. . . Read More


How to Tie a String to a Stake

Did you know that there’s a right (and wrong) way to tie a string to a stake? If you’re tacking any hardscape project, you’ll save yourself time and frustration by knowing how to do it properly.  This tutorial on how to tie a string to a stake is part of a series called DIY with. . . Read More


How to Design a Paving Stone Border

Paving stone borders tie your hardscape together while also making your project feel elegant and complete. That’s why, in this article, we’re going to teach you how to design a paving stone border.  Before you dive in, there are a few basic hardscape terms we’ll use in the article that are helpful to know. Border:. . . Read More


What Is Alpine Stone™?

If you’re new to hardscaping, you’re probably unfamiliar with Alpine Stone™, let alone any of our pavers. That’s why each month, we break down what each of our products is and how you can use it in your hardscape.  Other product highlights we’ve published include La Lastra™, Murata™, Rotundo Circular Patio, Chateau Wall™, Granite, and. . . Read More


Geotextile vs. Geogrid: What’s the Difference?

Geogrid Overlapping

Geotextile and geogrid are both soil reinforcement and drainage materials for hardscape. If you’re a hardscape DIYer, you’ll likely need to use one of these materials at some point but, how do you know which to use? In this article, we explain what geotextile and geogrid are and when and how to use them. What. . . Read More


How to Set Grade for Hardscape

beautiful hardscape grade

Chances are your landscape is not level. It’s also likely that you didn’t think anything of it until you began a hardscape project.  However, there’s nothing worse than finishing your project to find out water runoff drains toward your house instead of away from it. In this article, we’ll share a few simple steps to. . . Read More


How to Match Hardscape with Modern Architecture

Modern Hardscape

The latest trend in decorative hardscapes is a shift away from the tumbled stone and broken rock toward a sleek, modern look. Urban areas are growing and, as a result, many people are interested in more modern stone families such as LaLastra, Murata, Villa Stone, our standard surface pavers, and Turf Stone to complement their. . . Read More


How to Use La Lastra ™ Slabs in Your Hardscape

La Lastra ™ is a modern three-piece paving stone family. The flat surface, beveled edge, and elegant proportions of these generously sized slabs are perfect for use in social spaces. The different sizes and modern touch of La Lastra ™ bring a great option to our growing family of paving stones. You can get La. . . Read More


What Are Permeable Pavers?

What Are Permeable Pavers?

Permeable Pavers direct rainfall back into the ground so that you can control pooling and eliminate storm sewer systems in your hardscape. In this article, we’re going to unpack what permeable pavers are, how they work, and when you should use them. Why should you use permeable pavers? Since permeable pavers are intended to promote. . . Read More


How to Install Hardscape Edge Restraint

How to Install Hardscape Edge Restraint

Overview Difficulty: Easy Est. time: 1–2 hours Materials 10” landscape spikes Plastic edge restraint Tools Work gloves Small sledgehammer trowel Snap-edge cutters, side-cutting wire cutters, saw or knife Restraint is an essential part of every hardscape project. You restrain a retaining wall with backfill. You restrain a fire pit with concrete adhesive. You restrain a. . . Read More