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How to have a gravel path that doesn’t run away

By | April 10th, 2015|landscaping|

Gravel is crushed rock, normally limestone, which is mined and then used in driveways, walkways, and for drainage. It can create a beautiful and interesting decoration that is also functional. However, one problem with using gravel is that it’s loose, which means that as you step on it and use the pathways, the gravel will [...]

How to determine the amount of mulch you should buy

By | April 6th, 2015|mulching|

So, spring has come and the snow has melted from your yard. It means that you survived yet another bitter Northeast Ohio winter. For the first time in almost six months, you’ll be able to see the grass on your lawn and enjoy some sunshine! However, it also means that you should begin thinking about [...]

Why you should invest in a slinger truck for your next project:

By | April 2nd, 2015|Slinger Trucks|

If you are a general contractor or project manager, then you know how frustrating it can be to waste your workers’ time and money from your pocket by taking an entire afternoon to spread a big pile of mulch around the yard of whatever property you’re working on. Your workers hate it because it takes [...]

Creating a Gravel Pathway in Your Backyard

By | March 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Gravel is a different material than limestone, so it should be treated differently. When you think of gravel, you probably think of gravel driveways. Well, actually, the best way to incorporate gravel into your yard’s landscape is to use it for drainage or decoration. One of the most common applications of gravel is to create [...]

How to Choose the Mulch that is Best for Your Home

By | March 9th, 2015|mulching|

One of the most essential parts of your outdoor landscape is the mulch in your flowerbeds. Mulch is essential to your home’s landscaping because it helps pack in heat during the cold summer nights and also feeds water to your plants overnight. Those are both pretty important parts of your home’s landscaping. Here at Sagamore, [...]

Why Making Mulch Isn’t Worth the Effort

By | February 25th, 2015|landscaping|

In the age of Pinterest, DIY projects are all the rage, and while they are sometimes cost efficient, you can easily bite off too much and be left with a lot of unused materials and no final product. Such is the case with mulching. Using clippings, eggshells, and hay can all be possible mulch substitutes. [...]

Using A Dry Creek Bed Pathway to Make Your Backyard More Elegant

By | February 24th, 2015|DIY Tips, landscaping|

Do you want your backyard landscape design to stand out from your neighbors? Or, would you prefer a comfy and relaxing place to hang out with friends and family? Well, adding in some landscape design can amplify your backyard’s aesthetic and really make it look like the elegant paradise it is to you. Dry creek [...]

The Benefits of Slinger Trucks

By | January 29th, 2015|Slinger Trucks|

In the warmer months, spreading mulch and topsoil can be tedious and boring. All year round, spreading aggregate on driveways is just as dull. Many people have no idea that a useful landscaping tool is just waiting to be used by them. Because so few people know about slinger trucks, they have not gained as [...]

5 Landscaping Ideas for You Backyard

By | January 26th, 2015|DIY Tips, landscaping|

Having a beautiful backyard may seem like a daunting challenge, especially if you aren't exactly the outdoorsy type. But, with a few inspirational ideas, you will be set and on your way to a designer backyard that you’ll be proud to show off to your family and friends. Below are some ideas to get you [...]

5 Common Problems with mulching and how to troubleshoot them

By | January 23rd, 2015|mulching|

If you garden, you know the benefits of mulching. It keeps your plants toasty and warm at night, prevents weeds from growing during the day, and looks pretty in the meantime. However, because of the organic material in many types of mulch, problems can sometimes arise. It’s important to recognize the challenges that con come [...]