Paver patterns can do a lot. They can make a patio look larger or smaller, they can draw your eye to a building or monument in the background, they can subliminally direct foot traffic through a crowded marketplace. They can even look like a basket, to...

Mike and Ginnie Tate need only look out their window to know that taking your time pays a dividend in a job done right. Ginnie Tate says that they’ve been working on their 1940s-era farmhouse in Kernersville, NC, since 1996. Renovation projects over the years have...

Two projects that used genuine clay pavers from Pine Hall Brick Company were winners in the recent Hardscape North America (HNA) Hardscape Project Awards competition. The projects are Artists’ Backyard, a vest pocket park on the NC State University campus in Raleigh, NC, which won in...

Clay brick pavers from Pine Hall Brick Company have been used in a number of different preservation projects, from the Colonial-era historic district of Annapolis, Maryland, where the surrounding neighborhood saw the beginnings of a new nation, to the campus of Flagler College in St. Augustine,...

[caption id="attachment_326" align="aligncenter" width="461" caption="A project by Lawncare Plus Design."][/caption] When it comes to curb appeal, few features have as much impact as a walkway. They can draw visitors in with simple, strong lines and smart design. Their detail can add drama and color to landscaping....

It’s late summer and many amateur gardeners may be ready to pack up their gear. Those of you who are fans of vegetables like spinach, kale, cabbage and carrots, should think twice before hanging up your gardening gloves. Many vegetables, especially cruciferous ones like broccoli...

[caption id="attachment_290" align="aligncenter" width="491" caption="Image courtesy of JJ Harrison"][/caption] August is National Water Quality Month and an opportunity to take a look at how you manage stormwater on your property. As it rains, stormwater collects on non-permeable surfaces and travels down gutters, along curbs and down...

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