Thursday, December 24, 2020

Happy Holidays!


May the holiday season bring only happiness and joy to you and your loved ones.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Building a Stone Fire Pit - HGTV Video


A backyard firepit is bordered with slate and filled with lava rock and blue glass. A fire pit is a perfect addition to this landscape.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Landscaping Tips-HANDS DOWN the BEST TIP I can GIVE YOU!


When I learned some basic landscaping COLOR Tricks, everything in my landscape design changed! Check out these 3 SIMPLE TIPS and TRICKS and you will elevate your landscape designs/landscaping to the next level!

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Retaining Wall Construction


Bob meets up with landscape mason Hector Santos, who is building a dried-laid stone retaining wall.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

How to Install a Paver Patio - HGTV


In a long weekend, you can turn your boring backyard into an outdoor oasis by installing a paver patio. Designer Tiffany Brooks shows you how.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Backyard Makeover in a Day | Scott's House Call


Dave & Samantha moved to the suburbs to have more space for them and their 3 boys, they don’t want to spend their whole summer renovating their backyard, so Scott’s going to make it over in a day so they can kick back and relax while their kids kick around a soccer ball.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Sunday, November 22, 2020

3 Ways to Manage Water Drainage On Your Property


Landscaper, Carson Arthur, has the consumer tools and expert tips to help water drainage and avoid damage.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

How to Install Concrete Pavers | Ask This Old House


Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough helps an expecting couple install a concrete paver patio

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Backyard Makeover: EASY LANDSCAPING TIPS : Before/AFTER


In this video, Bobby K breaks down a Backyard with a sunken fire pit, pond, large paver patio, outdoor kitchen, and more. 3 TIPS to HELP YOU save TIME and MONEY! Enjoy!

Monday, November 9, 2020

Basalite Concrete Products | Why Pavers?


Why Pavers? Basalite Concrete Products make great high-strength pavers in many beautiful colors that beat other paving systems hand down. Let us tell you why...

Friday, November 6, 2020

5 Landscaping Tips for Increasing the Value of Your Home


We caught up with landscape designer and HGTV star Carson Arthur at the National Home Show in Toronto to find out which exterior improvements yield the highest return on investment.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Thursday, October 29, 2020

How to Lay a New Brick Patio | This Old House


Roger Cook and crew is out back at the Arlington house, laying a new brick patio. First they decide on the pattern, then they start laying the brick

Monday, October 26, 2020

Landscape Design Trends / ENTRYWAYS that INSPIRE


This YouTube video shows 4 Entryways that are sure to INSPIRE and WOW anyone who drives by!

Friday, October 23, 2020

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Landscape Ideas with Hardscape Materials


Learn about different hardscape materials -- from brick and flagstone to pavers -- for your next landscaping project.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

How to Plant Perennials Next to a Driveway | This Old House


Outside, the Cape Ann homeowners want a colorful buffer between their woodland property and the driveway. Jenn Nawada plants a bed of perennials that provide color throughout the growing season.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Front Yard Landscaping Ideas// SIMPLE Landscape Design Ideas


In this video, Bobby K breaks down a FRONT YARD LANDSCAPE DESIGN to HELP YOU! #1 Landscape Design TIP #2 DIY TIP #3 Money Saving Tip Enjoy!

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Design Tips | Defining Spaces and Adding Privacy Outdoors - HGTV


Spice up your outdoor spaces with advice from landscaping expert Craig Reynolds on how to create a more defined layout.

Friday, October 2, 2020

How to Maintain a Lawn | This Old House


This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor discuss best practices for keeping a lawn lush and green.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Landscaping Pebbles


Bonnie shows how you can use our Landscaping pebbles in your garden. From pathways to mulch, rocks are a great addition to any garden.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

How to Landscape a Big Backyard : Landscaping & Garden Design


Landscaping a big backyard is sometimes easier if you break the area down into individual rooms. Get tips on landscaping a big backyard with help from a professional landscape designer in this free video clip.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

How to Make a Pretty Pumpkin Planter | DIY Porch Fall Decor | Better Homes & Gardens


Our Halloween pumpkin decorating ideas yield eye-popping pumpkin displays without the goopy mess. These easy pumpkin ideas and painted pumpkin projects will give you creative new ways to display Halloween pumpkins on your front porch.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Monday, September 14, 2020

Friday, September 11, 2020

Tips for Landscaping Around a Shed - HGTV


Transform a plain shed into an inviting outdoor retreat with lush landscaping. First, lay out a design for a pathway using a hose. Next, line the pathway with stones, and fill in the middle with mulch. Add colorful plants around the path to complete the look.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

BHG's 2020 America's Best Front Yard Contest Winner | Designing the Perfect DIY Landscape


A Southern California family stretches the limits of their small front yard, designing spaces to relax, gather, and play. Design inspiration can come from unexpected places. For Stephanie Poole, it was her home’s driveway that struck her imagination. “It was dead flat, and I always thought, That would make a perfect bocce court,” she says. From there, a vision of her family’s yard came together as a space for play, resulting in a design that won BHG's second annual America’s Best Front Yard contest!

Saturday, September 5, 2020

How to Build a Retaining Wall | DIY Made Easy



So you wanna build a retaining wall?
Here are our SIMPLE do-it-yourself steps on building a retaining wall that would serve as a great weekend project for any day you want.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Maximizing Backyard Space - HGTV


Maximize space in a small backyard with Chris Lambton's helpful tips, including a well-designed layout and planting in raised beds.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

How To Establish A Level Grade Line For Landscaping - This Old House



This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares three methods for laying out perfectly level lines.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Designing the Perfect DIY Landscape | America's Best Front Yard | Better Homes & Gardens


To set your yard apart, invest in streetscaping to add to your home's current and future value. A pleasant view from the street gives a sense of individual pride and accomplishment that will yield results that last for decades.

The architectural features of your yard will be the most expensive and permanent. You may want to plan them in stages: the driveway first, good steps and walks next, porch or fence the next year. Select materials that will add to your landscape, not ruin its harmony. Plantings are easier to install and change, but you'll want to be sure to put them in the right places so they can quickly play a role.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Building a Stone Fire Pit - HGTV Video


A backyard firepit is bordered with slate and filled with lava rock and blue glass. A fire pit is a perfect addition to this landscape.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Paving Stone & River Rock Landscape Pattern Ideas


Prefabricated landscape stepping stones can typically be found in any home center in your area. Learn about paving stone and river rock landscape patterns with help from a landscape designer.

Monday, August 3, 2020

How to Lay Brick | This Old House


This Old House mason, Mark McCullough takes a homeowner on as his new apprentice and shows him the tools, materials and technique for laying brick.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Gravel 101 with Shirley Bovshow - Home & Family


Shirley Bovshow is introducing you to a variety of gravel types and how to apply it to your yard.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

How to Lay Sod - HGTV


Laying sod is the easy way to take your lawn from patchy to perfect. Here’s what you need to know before installing sod.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

How to Maintain a Lawn Mower | This Old House


This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor share tips for keeping your mower running smoothly all summer long.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

How to Lay Landscaping Stones


How to Lay Landscaping Stones. Part of the series: Landscaping. There is a correct way and a wrong way to lay down landscaping stones in the yard. Do it the right way with help from a groundskeeper

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Monday, July 13, 2020

Retaining Wall Construction


Bob meets up with landscape mason Hector Santos, who is building a dried-laid stone retaining wall.

Friday, July 10, 2020

How to Repair Lawn Damage After Construction | This Old House


This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook saves a badly rutted lawn without replacing the grass.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

How to Design an Outdoor Living Room - HGTV


Designer Tiffany Brooks offers ideas for turning an underused part of your yard into a comfy, inviting lounge space.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

How to Build a Concrete Paver Walkway | This Old House


Roger Cook and his crew are using concrete pavers for a new front walk. Roger discusses the process with Kevin O’Connor

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Thursday, June 25, 2020

How to Create a Desert Landscape | Ask This Old House


Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada heads to Phoenix to recreate the desert in a homeowner’s front yard.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Friday, June 19, 2020

How to Install Concrete Pavers | Ask This Old House


Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough helps an expecting couple install a concrete paver patio

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Trends in Landscaping - Designing Elevation Changes with Retaining Walls


Creating elevation changes in the landscape can make your space more functional and visually intriguing. Landscape designer, Jesse walks you through some of the thoughts behind designing with elevation change using retaining walls.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

How to Make a Concrete Landscape Curb


Sprucing up your landscape doesn't have to be expensive. You can make your own concrete landscape curbing with a little plywood and some general purpose concrete in a weekend with this tutorial.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Design Tips | Defining Spaces and Adding Privacy Outdoors - HGTV


Spice up your outdoor spaces with advice from landscaping expert Craig Reynolds on how to create a more defined layout.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Landscape Ideas with Hardscape Materials


Learn about different hardscape materials -- from brick and flagstone to pavers -- for your next landscaping project.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Concrete Patio Ideas


Searching for good concrete patio ideas? Watch this examples of the patio paver designs ideas in this concrete patio ideas video.

Monday, June 1, 2020

How to Build a Grass Driveway | Ask This Old House


Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook uses grass pavers to transform a patch of grass into a lawn a homeowner can drive on.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

How to Landscape a Big Backyard : Landscaping & Garden Design


Landscaping a big backyard is sometimes easier if you break the area down into individual rooms. Get tips on landscaping a big backyard with help from a professional landscape designer in this free video clip.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Contemporary Walkway Ideas and Designs | Inspiration for Your Garden


The garden paths allow easy access to the house, as well as the most used parts of the garden. Garden paths should be characterized not only by functionality but also by the decor and the aesthetics of execution.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

How to Maintain a Lawn | This Old House


This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor discuss best practices for keeping a lawn lush and green.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Easy DIY Paver Edging - HGTV


Tidy up your flower beds (and make mowing around them much easier) with a stone border.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Landscaping Pebbles


Bonnie shows how you can use our Landscaping pebbles in your garden. From pathways to mulch, rocks are a great addition to any garden.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Dixon Landscape Materials is Now Open to the Public


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Please continue to follow social distancing and we ask that you wear a mask.

Thank you for your business and thank you for your understanding as we all adjust to these extraordinary circumstances.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

How to Build a Patio - An Easy Do it Yourself Project


Building a Patio -EASY?!? Yes- we show you how to build a Cut-less (YES NO CUTS!!) paver patio. How to Prepare the foundation soils, the base soils and the sand base. This is about as easy as a DIY backyard Patio can get.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

How to Mow a Lawn | This Old House


This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook gives tips on getting a perfect-cut lawn.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Backyard Makeover in a Day | Scott's House Call


Dave & Samantha moved to the suburbs to have more space for them and their 3 boys, they don’t want to spend their whole summer renovating their backyard, so Scott’s going to make it over in a day so they can kick back and relax while their kids kick around a soccer ball.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

How to Install a Paver Patio - HGTV


In a long weekend, you can turn your boring backyard into an outdoor oasis by installing a paver patio. Designer Tiffany Brooks shows you how.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

How to Lay Sod | This Old House


This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to create a lush, new lawn with sod.

Monday, April 20, 2020

3 Top Quick and Easy Tips for Enhancing Curb Appeal


Freshening up your home's exterior can attract potential buyers, or just make your house a place you love to call home. Here are three quick, easy ways to improve your home's curb appeal - and you can do them all in a weekend.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Lawn Watering Tips | HGTV Gardening


Check out Ahmed's professional watering tips and his simple test to determine how much and how often to water your lawn.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

5 Landscaping Tips for Increasing the Value of Your Home


We caught up with landscape designer and HGTV star Carson Arthur at the National Home Show in Toronto to find out which exterior improvements yield the highest return on investment.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Tips for Landscaping Around a Shed - HGTV


Transform a plain shed into an inviting outdoor retreat with lush landscaping. First, lay out a design for a pathway using a hose. Next, line the pathway with stones, and fill in the middle with mulch. Add colorful plants around the path to complete the look.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Sunday, April 5, 2020

3 Ways to Manage Water Drainage On Your Property


Landscaper, Carson Arthur, has the consumer tools and expert tips to help water drainage and avoid damage.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Fix an Ugly Lawn with Overseeding // Complete Step by Step Guide For Beginners



You might think it's difficult to fix an ugly lawn but in this complete step by step guide to overseeding your lawn, I'll show you it can be done much faster than you think! Overseeding is the process of adding new grass seed to your existing lawn and the transformation can be done quickly and easily with a simple lawn renovation. In the past, I have done this with perennial ryegrass but it can be done with any cool-season grass such as fescue or bluegrass as well. Pair this with dethatching and core aeration and you will fix that ugly lawn in no time!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

How To Turn A Small Backyard Into An Elegant Oasis



Living in the city has its perks, but having a home with a big backyard isn’t one of them. Horticultural landscape technician Joshua Hollander proves that a lack of square-footage doesn’t mean a lack of potential. Get backyard landscaping ideas and learn how he transforms a small backyard into an elegant outdoor space perfect for summer entertaining.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Garden Love | Artificial Grass for a Small Space - HGTV



Cure your black thumb and add some character to your outdoor spaces with this DIY turf project.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Garden Tours | Historic Japanese Garden - HGTV



Host Vicki Baumgartner takes us on a tour of Savage Garden, a property with just under 2 acres of land and 8 distinctive areas.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Garden Love | How to Repot a Plant - HGTV



Looking for best practices on how to keep your plants properly potted? Look no further.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Garden Tours | Serene Sculpture Garden Tour - HGTV



Join Vicki Baumgartner on a stroll through GATOP, an 18-acre garden full of peaceful ponds, expansive lawns, and beautiful sculptures.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Monday, February 3, 2020

Landscape Design. 75 Ideas For Inspiration.



An original selection of fresh landscaping ideas and decoration of the garden and courtyard of a private house.
Ideas and photos: Landscape design. 75 ideas for inspiration.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Winter Garden With Charles Dowding



I show you first the simplicity of my approach, spreading organic matter on the surface, that's it!
All beds have undisturbed soil, simply mulched/covered once a year with compost to about 2.5cm/1in depth.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Timber Frame Style Pavilion Gazebo for Backyard or Patio



How to Build a Timber Frame Style Pavilion or Gazebo. I wanted this backyard or deck coving pavilion to be designed and built in a timber frame style with some simple joinery. This open wooden structure is the centre piece on the patio. Basic carpentry skills are all you need. Pavilion Plans available for download. Gazebo and pavilion designs are plentiful and there's lots of options. Have a look at the three gable timber frame style pavilion or gazebo ideas I came up with using some post and beam techniques.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Make Lightweight Concrete Garden Boxes PART 3



Make your own Lightweight Concrete Garden Boxes! Build the forms and cast your own reinforced lightweight concrete panels that join together to make long-lasting and durable garden boxes. I'll make 3 lightweight concrete versions of my garden panel from Aircrete, Vermiculite, and Lava Rock. This is Part 3 of the series.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Amazing Concrete Garden Boxes PART 2



Make your own Concrete Garden Boxes! Build the forms and cast your own reinforced concrete panels that lock together to make long-lasting and durable garden boxes. Complete precast build video that shows step-by-step how to make the wooden molds for the concrete garden boxes. This is Part 2.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Amazing Concrete Garden Boxes PART 1



Make your own Concrete Garden Boxes! Build the forms and cast your own reinforced concrete panels that lock together to make long-lasting and durable garden boxes. Complete precast build video that shows step-by-step how to make the plywood molds for the concrete garden boxes.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Backyard Deck Designs



A video of backyard deck designs that show spaces for outdoor entertaining, relaxing or family time. The visuals will give you ideas on remodeling or putting in a new deck in the home.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Bring Your Lawn Back to Life | Garden | Great Home Ideas



Has your lawn lost the spring in its step? Is it weedy, full of bare patches, or brown and muddy? Jason’s showing you how to revive your lawn and get it looking its best.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Gardening – A Gardener’s Dream Backyard Makeover



Landscape designer Terry Ryan of Cubic Yard Design transformed a small backyard with a cramped layout into a lush, garden-lover’s oasis. See how he maximized the space to create an incredible outdoor living area.