Category Archives: Patio Stones

What’s Happening To Your Interlock Right Now?

Before winter arrived, you took steps to prepare your outdoor landscaping: You brought certain plants indoors You wrapped up trees and bushes in warm burlap sacks You spread one last layer of topsoil You put down fresh mulch to keep your garden warm When it comes to your interlock pavers, you may have sealed them with Techniseal products (available at Lane’s Landscaping Supplies, by the way) in preparation for the cold weather. But they’re still outside and exposed to the elements, whether they be snow, ice pellets, sleet, wind or just plain cold temperatures. While you’re warm and cozy indoors, … Continue reading What’s Happening To Your Interlock Right Now?

Make Sure the Upcoming Freeze/Thaw Cycles Don’t Ruin Your Patio

As temperatures dip and rise over the next few months, there’s a good chance it’ll drop below 0⁰C for a few days before going back up. At least until the deep cold of winter fully sets in. This continual freeze/thaw cycle can impact the strength, appearance and integrity of your interlocking patio stones. For example:   Concrete interlocking pavers could crack if they’re old and/or of poor quality The joint sand underneath might settle unevenly as it freezes and thaws, causing the stones above to do the same (this is called “heaving”) Using the wrong type of bulk salt to … Continue reading Make Sure the Upcoming Freeze/Thaw Cycles Don’t Ruin Your Patio

Unilock Porcelain Landscape Tiles

Unilock Porcelain Tiles are now available at Lane’s Landscaping Supplies. Made from European porcelain manufactured in Italy, these tiles are exceptionally beautiful and can be used as patio stones, outdoor walkways, natural steps or even for your pool deck. They’re also tough, too. Unilock Porcelain Landscape Tiles are built to handle all sorts of weather conditions with: Freeze-thaw cycle durability Very low water absorption Scratch, stain, mold and salt resistance Looking to really make a statement with your outdoor landscaping? Porcelain Landscape Tiles from Unilock is a unique and attractive choice. Available styles If you think porcelain comes in just … Continue reading Unilock Porcelain Landscape Tiles

Win a $500 Gift Certificate Towards Your Unilock Purchase at Lane’s Landscaping Supplies

Lane’s Landscaping Supplies wants to give you a $500 gift certificate towards your Unilock product purchase. Just imagine getting $500 of Unilock absolutely free. Feels pretty good, doesn’t it? Entering is easy and, depending on what you do, you can receive up to 5 total entries: How do I enter? First, you’ll need to fill in the form on this page (this is the absolute minimum you can do to enter the contest) Just by filling in the form on this page, you’ll automatically be entered to win the $500 gift certificate. That’s one entry. Submit a picture On the form on … Continue reading Win a $500 Gift Certificate Towards Your Unilock Purchase at Lane’s Landscaping Supplies

Check Out Our 2016 Interlock Product Lineup

The 2016 selection of interlocking pavers  from Canada’s best suppliers is now here at Lane’s Landscaping Supplies: Unilock Permacon Oaks Let’s meet them, shall we? Images courtesy of Unilock, Permacon & Oaks Concrete Products, respectively. Click on each image to view a larger version. Unilock   EnduraColor Last year’s exciting newcomers are back in 2016 and ready to impress with style and versatility. Artline Never has something so simple looked so stunning. The clean, sleek lines and shape of Artline pavers are designed to immediately stand out.   Bristol Valley In 2015, many homeowners used Bristol Valley stones instead of … Continue reading Check Out Our 2016 Interlock Product Lineup

Spring Patio Maintenance Checklist

It’s supposed to be winter, but the warm weather outside certainly indicates otherwise. Still, it’s a little too early to get outside and start working on spring cleanup for your interlocking patio stones. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t think about what needs to be done to your patio to get it ready for spring, summer and fall. That’s why we’ve put together a handy checklist of what you should do once winter is well and truly behind us (hey, you never know if or when we’ll get another snowfall). Task 1: Check the edging All your stones and … Continue reading Spring Patio Maintenance Checklist

From the Pros: Summer Patio Stone Care

Welcome to Lane’s Landscaping Supplies “From the Pros” series! Just as the name implies, the “From the Pros” series will feature professional tips and tricks to keep your landscaping and yard work looking its best all year long. Why launch “From the Pros?” In addition to being your trusted GTA landscape supplier, we’re also homeowners too. We’re always on the lookout for smart ways to save money and improve our own personal outdoor living spaces. And when we find some great professional tips, we want to share them with you. We certainly hope you enjoy reading – and learning – … Continue reading From the Pros: Summer Patio Stone Care

Unilock’s 2015 Product Lineup

The big moment of the Interlock Revolution is finally here: Revealing Unilock’s 2015 product lineup. And it’s quite impressive. Not all paving stones are created equal, and for those of us looking to complete a landscape project using stone in 2015, our creative options just increased thanks to the new product lineup from Unilock. New Unilock products Artline: The simple, clean and long lines of Unilock’s new Artline paving stone is an example of an emerging trend in modern, minimalist outdoor designs. Artline comes in a series of exclusive colours that can be combined, or used individually, to create graphic interest. Coming … Continue reading Unilock’s 2015 Product Lineup

Spring Yard Cleaning- The Patio Maintenance Tasks to Keep your Landscape Fresh

For all the use they get, backyard patios require very little maintenance. Usually, a quick sweeping or washing every week or two is all they need. A couple of times a year, it is worth close inspection of your patio to see if more maintenance or repair tasks are needed. Fall and spring are the best times for this, before and after the effects of winter. Here are the steps for your annual patio spring cleaning and maintenance. Inspect the Edges Your patio stones or pavers should all be in place. If the spaces between pavers have grown wider, some … Continue reading Spring Yard Cleaning- The Patio Maintenance Tasks to Keep your Landscape Fresh

Permeable Pavers From Unilock

It’s easy not to think about what happens to rainwater after it hits the ground. Unless water makes a puddle in our path, it’s usually out of sight, out of mind. However, there are some ecological and economic reasons to pay more attention to rainwater. Taking small steps to treat rainwater, also called storm water, in our own yards can be good for the environment and, at least indirectly, save us some money. One of the best ways to improve water quality is through the use of permeable pavers or porous pavement systems. Unilock is an interlocking unit paver manufacturer … Continue reading Permeable Pavers From Unilock