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4 Ways to Enhance Your Backyard With Hardscaping

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When we think of residential landscaping, we mostly refer to planting flowers and shrubs, sodding a lawn or planting trees to add shade. While these elements will enhance the aesthetic quality of your yard, adding hardscape elements has the potential to transform an unkempt backyard into a backyard oasis for family gatherings and entertainment. Hardscaping refers to non-garden design elements …

Concrete Pavers vs Brick Pavers

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While brick pavers all have a similar face, concrete pavers are available in an endless array of finishes — including smooth finishes, natural stone textures, cobbled looks, antique tumbled looks and more. Most concrete paver finishes incorporate blends of colors, and many have unique faces created with specialized aggregates. Ready to get started on your Paver project? Let Dogwood’s team …

Fire Pits — The Perfect Swimming Pool Add-On

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Winter time is here. In the recent years, backyard living has become more popular than ever with many homeowners adding outdoor kitchens with dining areas, terraces, outdoor TV and speakers throughout their backyard oasis. With all these great outdoor living features, the fire pit is number one, especially when it comes to swimming pool accessories. Many pool owners want to …

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Winter is a Great Time to Plan Spring Hardscaping Projects

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During the winter months, landscaping is all but forgotten, as the grass and plants go dormant and temperatures drop. But this can actually be a great time to think about your hardscaping projects such as patios, pools, outdoor fireplace, etc. By starting now, you will have ample time to thoroughly plan and design your projects. You’ll be ready to begin …

Pool Maintenance in the Fall and Winter Months

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Many people think that there is zero to no pool maintenance needed in the fall and winter seasons. Many pool owners won’t swim in their oasis as much as they do in the summer. However, your pool still needs maintenance. What changes in the fall and winter months is how you should monitor the chemicals in your pool. Believe it …

Best Christmas Gift Ever: A New Pool

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It’s tough to come up with awesome Christmas gift ideas that your whole family will love. But we think Clark Griswold had the best Christmas gift idea ever… If you’re not familiar with Clark Griswold, you’ve gotta watch the classic 1981 movie Christmas Vacation. In the film, Chevy Chase, plays the main character, Clark Griswold, who dreams of surprising his …

Fireplace or Fire Pit? Adding a Warm Feature to Your Landscaping

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Since the beginning of time, gazing into a warm, flickering fire has proven irresistible. Today, you can enjoy that cozy ambiance with a beautiful outdoor fireplace or fire pit. Dogwood has years of experience in creating the perfect fireplace/fire pit feature for homeowners looking to incorporate an inviting addition to their property. Imagine relaxing with a quiet drink at the …

6 Tips for Functional Outdoor Living Spaces

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Whether you have a small backyard or an expansive one, making your living space functional is key. After all, what good is owning a home if you can’t entertain, relax and have fun there? Check out these six tips will help you infuse beauty and charm to your outdoor spaces. 1. Establish Clear Traffic Patterns Despite the size of your …

Benefits of Off-Season Pool Construction

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One of the perks of living in Georgia, is being able to enjoy your swimming pool year-round. Although we had some surprises with winter weather, it does’t mean you had to close your oasis. On the contrary, many find a way to enjoy their pool year around. Naturally, the early spring to mid-summer is often the busiest season for in-ground …

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Retaining Walls – Beauty and Function

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Previously, we talked about the importance of hardscaping and how it can help transform your yard from a simple lawn with shrubs and trees into a beautiful, fully designed, landscape that will be the envy of the neighborhood. Features like patios, walkways, and driveways often draw the most attention, but there is one feature of a yard that combines function …