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Why Vacation – When you can “Stay-cation”?
Why Vacation – When you can “Stay-cation”?

Rather than spending just a few days or a week away from home each year, imagine a full month or even the entire summer season on vacation…Now you have a “Stay-cation!”

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Installing Pavers on Concrete
Installing Pavers on Concrete

“I have a poured concrete patio I would like to cover with pavers, can I do this and how?”

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Outdoor Idea Center
Outdoor Idea Center

The perfect place to start planning and to become inspired is our beautiful outdoor showroom! It is a one stop shop where you can ask our experts questions, see incredible design ideas and take home samples.

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Sherbourne Common - One of the World's Best New Parks
Sherbourne Common - One of the World's Best New Parks

Sherbourne Common, Waterfront Toronto is a stunning park that has transformed a former industrial area into a public green space on the lake. It was recently just named one of the World’s Best New Parks and was also honoured by Construction Canada for its use of hardscape.

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How to Capitalize With 3D Landscape Design
How to Capitalize With 3D Landscape Design

The concept of 3D design is not as new as you may think.  However, in the so called “mainstream” world the concept is almost unheard of.  So why is it that a vast majority of people have not utilized or been enlightened by the 3D design technology that is available today?  Yes, there are endless commercials that advertise 3D televisions, but we’re talking about the capability of designing landscapes with 3D models: the power of seeing a project long before it is complete.  As a result of this prevailing technology, both homeowners and contractors everywhere are finally able to answer the question, “what will the design look like?”  And this is all thanks to 3D design.

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Permeable Pavement Around Your Home
Permeable Pavement Around Your Home

Have you ever walked on pavement in the rain?  I am assuming at one time or another you have and were forced to dodge puddles. As a result I’m sure you had wet shoes or maybe even socks.

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Outdoor Lighting - Electric or Solar
Outdoor Lighting - Electric or Solar

Where do you want to add landscape lighting?  Perhaps to your patio, driveway or pool deck.  Wherever it may be paver lighting adds ambience to any design.  Whether it’s a sidewalk, driveway, patio, garden and retaining wall system, courtyard, pool deck, road way or even a commercial site like a bike path or parking lot, adding paver lighting adds beauty, functionality and most importantly safety.  Incorporating a lighting system into a new paver project is a great way to add a dynamic effect while increasing the level of safety by clearly defining the area for pedestrians or vehicles.  In addition to ambience and safety it will also increase the value to a residential or commercial property.  All things to strongly consider when planning your next landscape project.

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Designing Your Dream Landscape
Designing Your Dream Landscape

Prior to coming to work at Unilock, I worked for 20 years in the green industry.  Actually, I come from a family of landscapers and always knew where my career path would lead. I worked summers and weekends for a very talented landscaper during high school and decided to pursue horticulture in college.  That was where I was trained in design and that training served me well both as a designer and installer over the years.

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Do's and Don'ts of Paver Installation: Installing the Pavers 3/3
Do's and Don'ts of Paver Installation: Installing the Pavers 3/3

As of now, your project area is beginning to take shape with a solid prepared base.  The next step is laying the pavers where you can finally begin to see your plan take action!  The following guidelines will help ensure your project is exactly what you have imagined.

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Do's and Don'ts of Paver Installation: Base Preparation 2/3
Do's and Don'ts of Paver Installation: Base Preparation 2/3

It is now time to get your project started.  Preparing a proper base is crucial for any paving stone project; again, you can refer to Unilock’s technical guide as well as take into account the following pieces of advice to ensure the pavers are being placed on a substantial base:

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Do's and Don'ts of Paver Installation: Pre-Installation and Planning 1/3
Do's and Don'ts of Paver Installation: Pre-installation and Planning 1/3

People don’t realize the amount of work involved with the installation of our paving stones, I am not saying that to scare anyone off of their project but a little planning will go a long way. Unilock provides an excellent technical guide for the proper installation of pavers, so please refer to it for details. To avoid common mistakes, follow these steps:

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Paver Rugs and Accents
Paver Rugs and Accents

In the last eight years, what used to be the paver patio business has evolved into creating functional yet decorative outdoor living spaces. Various elements of interior design have been increasingly incorporated into this trend, resulting in outdoor rooms.

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