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Homeowner’s Guide To Landscaping Stone Options

Category: General Published on Aug 19 2020

When it comes to landscaping, homeowners in southeastern Pennsylvania have a variety of options to beautify their outdoor spaces and make them more functional. Part of that design is softscaping—the trees, plants, flowers, and shrubs that bring your outdoor space to life.  The other part of the design is hardscaping, or the permanent, non-living pieces that give structure and versatility to your outdoor spaces.

Stone is a popular material for many hardscaping projects, from walkways and water features to patios and retaining walls. Stone comes in a huge variety of types and cuts, and each has its own beauty and special attributes that add style to your landscaping. To give you an idea of the choices you have in incorporating stone into your landscaping projects, here are a few of the most popular types of stone being used in outdoor spaces:

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Top Five Tips For Upgrading Your Patio

Category: General Published on Jul 23 2020

In our last article, we talked about some of the ways that you can tell when your patio is ready for an update. Signs like cracks, uneven patio flooring, pooling water after rain, and the wear and tear that naturally happens with time and use are all a good indication that your patio needs some help.

Once you’ve made the decision to update your patio, however, what happens next? If your patio is due for an upgrade and you want to make it an even more functional and enjoyable space for you and your family, consider talking with Modern Landscapes today. Here are some of our favorite options for transforming the look and feel of your patio:

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Homeowner’s Checklist: Knowing When It’s Time To Update Your Patio

Category: General Published on Jul 16 2020

Many homeowners in southeastern Pennsylvania enjoy the warm spring and summer days and the crisp autumn evenings on their patios. Patios are a great place for families and friends to gather, for kids to play, or just to curl up with a good book and a glass of iced tea or cup of hot chocolate.

Your patio can only provide you and your family with a beautiful—and safe—space, however, if it is in good repair and good shape. How do you know when it’s time to focus on updating or repairing your patio? Use this handy checklist to see how your patio rates, and whether it might be time to contact Modern Landscapes breathe some new life into this important part of your home.

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Spring Curb Appeal On A Budget

Category: General Published on May 26 2020

Spring has come to southeastern Pennsylvania, and homeowners are eager to experience the beauty of all that the season has to offer. The exuberance of nature will be all around us soon, and we’ll be able to enjoy it even more if our outdoor spaces are lovely, comfortable, and inviting.

 Boosting the curb appeal of your home can make a huge difference in the way you, your family, and your friends experience your outdoor space, as well as in the value your home commands if you are putting it on the market to sell. Tackling outdoor projects may sound like a daunting or costly job, but there is a lot you can do without breaking the bank. Here are a few of Modern Landscape's favorite tips for creating high impact curb appeal on a budget.

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Top 7 Plants That Do Double Duty

Category: General Published on May 13 2020

Now that spring is here and homeowners are turning their attention to making their outdoor spaces ready for the bright days ahead, we at Modern Landscapes wanted to share some tips on how to bring the season’s hottest trends to your home. In our last article, we talked about some of the top trends for spring 2020, like vertical gardening, organic gardening, and bringing the outdoors in with open concept design.

We also noted the growing trend towards maximizing space with plants and flowers that do double duty, whether they combine a beautiful appearance with an appealing scent, with the ability to be used in cooking, or with properties that repel mosquitos and other pests. In this article, we’ll share our top seven plants that do double duty, and tell you how you can use them to bring even more beauty and functionality to your outdoor spaces.

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