Year: 2016

From the Ground Up

November 01, 2016

A big change was required to give this back yard in Winnipeg a dramatic transformation. Silver Stone Landscaping, the contractor tasked with this project, installed this in May of this year. Instead of installing one large patio, the yard was divided into four distinct zones, including a putting green, fire pit area, raised patio and a place to […]


Back to Square One with Cube Planters

October 26, 2016

With the long, harsh winters and blistering hot summers, large shopping malls are a big part of urban shopping in Canada, making it hard to believe that malls have only now become popular in the past forty years. Landscape architects are looking for the right sustainable product that connects modern interior and exterior spaces, and […]


Family Fun with Broadway 318

October 18, 2016

When thinking of ferris wheels and carousels, your mind does not think Broadway 318, but that is exactly what the architects at Oxbow Architecture did. Playland Saskatoon is a small fun park for children and adults alike. The City of Saskatoon along with Potash Corp of Saskatchewan and Canpotex drove the initiative to provide a place for children […]


Hidden Gem of Saskatchewan

October 14, 2016

Rock Solid Landscaping is a contractor in Estevan who uses Barkman products exclusively. We’ve had a relationship with them right from the time that they started their business approximately ten years ago and have done what we can to help develop and support their growth through the years. Rock Solid has done some great work in the Estevan area, including multiple […]


Introducing our New Barkman Product Calculator

October 05, 2016

To help you make the right Barkman product choices for your landscape project, we’re excited to bring you our new Barkman Product Calculator. This new tool will estimate the product you will need to complete your hardscapes project. Let’s go through the Calculator step-by-step. First, choose between a Paver or a Wall project.   PROJECT DETAILS After selecting your project, […]


Representing Outcropping and Kodah in Edmonton

September 09, 2016

“The introduction of Rosetta Kodah to the retaining wall family at Barkman could not have come at a better tiime,” according to Gary with M.D. Lawn Care & Landscaping Ltd. Gary has been installing retaining walls for Landmark townhome projects in the Greater Edmonton area for years, initially using Pisa2 and RomanPisa, then as recently as two years ago, the Landscape Architect […]


Spotlight: An Extraordinary Hill Side Installation

August 30, 2016

The picturesque Okanagan Valley is not wanting for serene landscapes and breathtaking views. Home builders and landscapers are met with the challenge to honor the natural landscape with a smart design that does not try to improve on the wisdom of nature. Such was the challenge for Tim Valerioti, owner and operator of Hampton Pools and […]


Summer Student Builds Fireplace Kit

August 24, 2016

This summer I, Jason Plett, a summer student here at Barkman Concrete, was given a challenge to build a Compact Fireplace. At first, I did not think I would be able to build it because of my total lack of construction skills, but after some reassurances and encouragement, I decided to give it a go.  Now, in […]


Spotlight: Backyard Oasis

August 09, 2016

Creating the perfect backyard has always been a goal of people passionate about their living spaces. These passions encourage unique backyard landscapes that reflect a sense of pride and ownership. And this motivation is evident in recently developed Winnipeg homes. This Winnipeg home in particular takes designing a unique backyard to a whole new level. The […]


Pavers Versus Slabs: What’s the Difference?

August 01, 2016

When it comes to choosing a hardscape surface for your home, you’ll find that products are generally split into two categories; pavers and slabs. Both are highly durable, easy to maintain, and come in a variety of shapes and colours. For your convenience, Barkman has a colour and application guide in the back of our catalogue. […]