Category Archives: Do It Yourself

Do You Mulch in the Fall?

Yes, you should mulch in the fall, even though you can mulch at other times of the year as well. As fall arrives, the temperature gets less consistent, frost arrives, and moisture leaves the ground. Mulching your garden in fall can help protect your most cherished plants from damage as the seasons change. Plus, they will suppress weeds in the spring, making mulching leaves in fall one of the best ways to have a better garden in the spring. Here is what you need to know about the benefits of mulching in the fall and how to do it. Benefits … Continue reading Do You Mulch in the Fall?

The Complete Interlock Care Guide

When your interlocking was first installed, it looked great. Over time, dirt, stains, and efflorescence will accumulate on the interlock to undermine its good looks. If you try to clean your interlock improperly, you can further damage it, and even encourage weeds to grow. There are secrets to caring for your interlock and making it look brand-new even twenty years down the line. We’re ready to spill those secrets in this complete interlock care guide. Get the answers to all of your interlock maintenance questions below. How to Clean Interlock The first thing you need to know about caring for … Continue reading The Complete Interlock Care Guide

How to Build a Fire Pit with Pavers

Does your backyard have a fire feature? You can create an elegant fire pit all yourself, to roast marshmallows on or entertain guests around. All you need are interlocking pavers that match the style of your landscape a few tools, plus an afternoon to complete the project. Here is how you can build your own fire pit with pavers.  Materials You’ll Need  To start, gather these materials:  Interlocking stones  Level  Sand or rocks  Shovel  Tape measure  Steel rake  Wheelbarrow  How to Build a Fire Pit with Pavers  Here are step-by-step instructions on how to build a fire pit with pavers:  … Continue reading How to Build a Fire Pit with Pavers

How to Build a Small Retaining Wall with Pavers

Interlocking pavers can make beautiful retaining walls that enhance your landscape’s looks and function. However, it’s easy to make mistakes when building the wall. You need to carefully plan and execute the build, or you could end up with a wall that crumbles and fails in a year or so. Here’s how to build a small retaining wall with pavers properly.  Tools and Materials You’ll Need  Here are the tools and materials you need to gather before you start: Interlocking pavers  Sand and/or crushed gravel  A level, at least 4-feet long  Spray paint  8-foot 2×4 lumber   Rubber mallet  Construction adhesive  … Continue reading How to Build a Small Retaining Wall with Pavers

How to Clean Paving Stones

If you have interlocking pavers or other stones then you should know how to clean these paving stones to keep your patio area looking fresh and well maintained. No matter what type of paving stones you have, be it slabs, concrete, or singles, your cleaning procedure is the same. In most cases, a little hard work, a brush, and soapy water are all you need to scrub up your pathways and have them looking as good as new once more. If you have more stubborn stains that need to be removed, or problems with weeds, algae, or just general dirt … Continue reading How to Clean Paving Stones

Will Vinegar Kill Weeds and Other Old Wives’ Tales

You may have heard many different methods for killing weeds in your lawn, and even found yourself asking the question, “Will vinegar kill weeds?” Our gardening-loving grandparents and relatives have all passed down little nuggets of truth on how to kill weeds but how accurate are these solutions? Does salt, vinegar or sand really help to keep weeds out of your lawn? Or are we just perpetuating old wives’ tales that have been passed down from generation to generation? Let’s have a look at some of the most common myths and separate the truth from fiction. Myth vs. Fact Myth: … Continue reading Will Vinegar Kill Weeds and Other Old Wives’ Tales

Do-It-Yourself: How to Build a Fire Pit with Bricks

By learning how to build a fire pit with bricks, you can add a cozy gathering spot to your backyard that extends your family and friend entertainment time into the evening especially in the summer when everyone is eager to stay outside longer. A fire pit is perfect for roasting hot dogs or s’mores, sharing stories and memories, and bringing everyone together to spend some quality time after a long day. Building a fire pit is simple, if you have the right materials and the know-how. Our do-it-yourself guide will help you make sure you have all of the necessary … Continue reading Do-It-Yourself: How to Build a Fire Pit with Bricks

Benefits of Building a Block Retaining Wall

The Unilock retaining wall system creates a stylish and consistent look in your backyard, front yard, or anywhere else. There are many reasons you might want to build one yourself. Your Unilock wall can be placed strategically to give you more space, enhance landscaping, protect from flooding and erosion, as well as create a property boundary. However, it does take planning and time to get these great results. Wondering how to build a block retaining wall yourself? Here are the main steps to start strategizing and building based on what you envision for your space. Key Steps to Retaining Wall … Continue reading Benefits of Building a Block Retaining Wall

DIY Backyard Landscaping on a Budget

Thinking of sprucing up your backyard this summer but want to maintain a reasonable budget? Turn your backyard into a go-to retreat with friends and family using some simple DIY backyard landscaping ideas. With a bit of know-how and some fresh inspiration, you can make little changes that won’t break the bank and turn your yard into a haven you won’t want to leave. Here are 30 DIY ways to make your backyard awesome this summer. Backyard Makeover: Landscaping Ideas What better place to start than making some easy adjustments to the space you already have by adding unique features … Continue reading DIY Backyard Landscaping on a Budget

Winter Lawn Care. Preparing Your Lawn for Winter.

The first day of winter is quickly approaching, and according to all forecast reports, it’s expected to be a doozy. In order for your grass to come back strong in the spring, you need some proactive winter lawn care in the fall. With that in mind, here are some easy-to-follow tips on preparing your lawn for winter from Lane’s Landscaping Supplies. Winter lawn care tip 1: The last grass cut before winter Chances are November will be last month in the year you cut your grass (even if a very light snow has fallen). Right up until you can’t fire … Continue reading Winter Lawn Care. Preparing Your Lawn for Winter.