Thursday, August 29, 2013

Dry Creek Bed

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013

Today's Homeowner featuring RumbleStone™

Pavestone and Quikrete team up with host Danny Lipford to create a backyard paradise. This full episode of Today's Homeowner shows you how to use RumbleStone™ to build a gorgeous paved patio complete with a fireplace and custom planters.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Planning Your Landscape Design

If your back yard is a mess or your front lawn needs a makeover, then this article will help you. There are many ways by which you can bring life to your dull lawns. Landscape designing can help you create a garden which will enhance the overall aesthetics of your house. The article will help you in planning the whole operation so that it becomes easier for you to undertake this activity.
A rough idea: After you have made the decision that you want to beautify your lawn, the first thing to do is to prepare a rough sketch or the layout. In the layout you should try to make a rough outline of how do you want your lawn to look. In the sketch you can demarcate areas such as dining spaces, ponds, fountains, sitting area etc. when you prepare the sketch to be imaginative and bold. You can also surf the net for more ideas. When you are satisfied with the rough layout, and then only proceed to the next stage.
Kind of landscape: A garden can be beautified with the help of flowers, grass, rocks, wood, fountains, ponds etc. If you are looking to make the garden more natural, then you can go for more plants and less rocks. But if you think that you don't want to spend time and money on maintenance, then you can go for rocks or a hard cape design. In a horoscope design you can introduce driftwoods, ponds and other rock sculptures.
Access to the garden: Planning the access to the garden is an important aspect. How do you wish to access the garden is something which depends purely upon the landscape? An access plan should be specified in the rough sketch and a pathway can be constructed with the help of pebbles, stones and bricks. These stones come cheap and the pathways can be constructed easily.
Adding that something extra: If you wish for something more, then feel free. There are many ways by which you can make your lawn more interesting. You can take the help of a fountain, rock sculpture or even create a lawn according to a theme. All these things will require more planning and research but all the efforts will be worth it.
Maintenance: If you are really into gardening and have time, then I must suggest that you should maintain your garden yourself. It gives a sense of satisfaction. But if you don't have that much time, then you can hire professionals to do the maintenance job. These professionals have a lot of experience and can provide you with all kinds of solutions.

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

How to Dry Brush Faux Finish Technique - NewLook

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A brief video demonstrating how to faux finish using an 4" Round NewLook Applicator Brush and Designer Series Enhancers.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Pavestone Venetian Stone™

Pavestone's Venetian Stone™ Series gives a distinctive cleft surface texture to pavements. It's modular pattern equalizes the scale of any project and is fitting to most any architectural elements.

The possible applications for pavers are only limited by your imagination. Maximize your outdoor living experience with a design that is all your own. Create a scenic walkway in a beautiful downtown park. A variety of hues and textures allow you to have unlimited possibilities to both compliment and enhance the natural beauty of any surrounding while being friendly to the environment. From palatial outdoor entertainment areas to pool decks with a relaxing spa-like feel, you can count on unsurpassed strength and flexibility. Concrete pavers can withstand the forces of weather, water and traffic. Plus, they are especially designed to withstand freeze-thaw conditions, making them a good choice for cool as well as warm climates. Your design project will be as beautiful years from now as it is the day it is installed.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Why Should You Use NewLook Concrete Stains? - NewLook

Go from boring to beautiful, from ugly to lovely! NewLook Concrete Stains enhance the image of your concrete.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Cobbles, Cobbles, Cobbles. We Have Cobbles!

Dixon Landscape Materials has a large selection and large quantity of various sized cobbles to decorate your landscaping project. Whether commercial or residential, these cobbles can add the perfect touch to your landscape. They are very popular in creating dry river streams too.

Dixon Landscape Materials is located at 150 East H Street, Dixon CA. Call us at 707-678-8200 and visit our website at

Friday, August 2, 2013

Pavestone® RumbleStone™ Tree Ring

Pavestone® RumbleStone™. Rustic building blocks for your outdoor hardscape projects. Simple to complex, large or small, the possibilities for creative expression are as far and wide as that inner child's imagination.