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Hardscapes vs. Softscapes: What are Hardscapes?

Outdoor Hardscape Living Space
by R.I. Lampus
Over the next few blogs, we are going to dig into what options are available for outdoor-living spaces, additional features to utilize, and how to supplement with softscapes. Read more

Fall Guide to Fun

Fall Decorations
by R.I. Lampus
Once it’s time for fall, everyone is ready to hang up their swimsuits and break out the hooded sweatshirts. Fresh corn, colorful foliage, and pumpkin-flavored treats are just a few of the fun things that make fall a welcome change after summertime. Read more

Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management: Series Conclusion

Stormwater Management Series Conclusion
by R.I. Lampus
Over the entire month of August, many aspects of stormwater management have been covered. Read more

Rain Harvesting

Rain Collection Barrel
by R.I. Lampus
Rain harvesting is the practice of collecting the water produced by rain storms, instead of letting it run back into the ground. Read more

Rain Gardens

Rain Garden
by R.I. Lampus
Week 3 of our blog series is all about a simple and beautiful solution for stormwater management: Rain Gardens. Rain gardens, simply put, are a garden put in your yard that will help with the pooling of water after big rain storms. Read more

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Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management

Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management
by R.I. Lampus
Sustainability is a movement that is here to stay. There are so many ways people have been able to make resources last longer like solar panels, electric cars, and wind turbines. Green infrastructure for stormwater management is one way people are taking action to improve our environment. Read more

4 Trusty Summertime Recipes Every Picnic Needs

Summertime Picnic Recipes
by R.I. Lampus
Summertime is right around the corner and warm weather too, which means one thing – summer picnics. Gather up your family and friends, and get ready to dive into all the yummy summertime staples shared below. Read more

The Sparkling History Behind Why We Celebrate the 4th of July with Fireworks

Fireworks on 4th of July
by R.I. Lampus
When people think of the Fourth of July picnics, summertime, and parties come to mind. One of the most popular traditions that Americans take part in, is setting off and/or watching fireworks at dusk. But did you ever wonder where did the tradition of setting off fireworks come from? Read more

Four Campgrounds to Set Your Sites on this Summer

Camping Fire Pit
by R.I. Lampus
Whether you are new to the camping craze or a camping aficionado, it’s always great to find fun new spots to check out when you are heading out for a weekend in the wilderness. This list showcases four great campgrounds around the Greater Pittsburgh area that are worth checking out. Read more

Top Outdoor-Living Trends in 2022

Outdoor-Living Space Trends
by R.I. Lampus
Since this pandemic, people have really invested in their outdoor-living spaces and consider them an extension of their homes. With the 2022 summer season in full swing, consider some of these newer trends to spruce up your outdoor space and make it even better than it is. Read more

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Ultimate Pool-Party Guide

Ultimate Pool Party
by R.I. Lampus
Yesterday was Memorial Day which means one thing – POOLS ARE OPEN! 25% of Americans declare their favorite season is summertime when the warm weather rolls in. Check out this ultimate pool-party guide to make sure you are all set for having fun in the sun! Read more

Hardscape Projects from Start to Finish

Hardscape Job - Start to Finish
by R.I. Lampus
It’s always exciting to start a new project at home, especially when it will add value and aesthetics to your house. Taking on a hardscape project is a lot, whether you’re a ‘do-it-yourselfer’ or hiring a contractor, so this article is meant to prepare you for the project and what it all entails. Read more

Syncing Technology with Hardscapes and Outdoor-Living Spaces

Syncing Technology with Hardscapes and Outdoor Living Spaces
by R.I. Lampus
Smart speakers, like Alexa Echo or Google Nest, are great for staying organized, compiling grocery lists, or getting the kids awake in the morning. You can also use this intuitive technology to control features outside. Utilizing this kind of technology can make your outdoor oasis seamless. Read more

Go Green or Go Home

Go Green or Go Home
by R.I. Lampus
"Going green" means educating yourself on environmentally-friendly choices to reduce human damage and taking the action to better our planet and live a more responsible life when it comes to the Earth. Read more

9 Rainy Day Activities

Rainy Day Activities
by R.I. Lampus
We all know how frustrating it is to be stuck inside on a rainy day. Boredom sets in and you find yourself itching to be busy. If sitting still and listening to the raindrops is not your idea of a good time, then this list was made for you. Read more

5 Tips for the First-Time Gardener

Raised Garden Beds
by R.I. Lampus
Simple steps to help the first-time gardener get started Read more

7 Steps to a Meditation Garden

Meditation Garden
by R.I. Lampus
Stress shouldn't stop you from enjoying your life! Adding a meditation garden could be just the thing to help you relax. Read more

Homeowners Create DIY Patio

DIY Patio
by R.I. Lampus
Homeowners, the Steckmans, created a patio and firepit for their backyard. Follow this DIY project from start to finish. Read more