Category: General Interest

Planning Your Landscape Project In 2020

Planning a landscape project can be a daunting task. Approaching it in phases can help make the project more manageable. This guide summarizes the different elements involved in planning.     1. Get Inspiration From Designs You Love What do you want? This is where you should begin. Here are some questions to ask yourself. […]

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Gather the Family for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is right around the corner and provides all of us an opportunity to honor and celebrate the father figures we look up to, the men who provide stability, love, guidance and strength to our lives, and who always have our backs. While presents and cards are great, the most valuable thing that you […]

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Investing in Innovation – Perfetto and FaceMix

Barkman has been at the forefront of innovation over the years, having a slew of new product offerings yearly that cater to the discerning hardscapes market of both end users and main customers (dealers, contractors, architects, specifiers, engineers and other commercial and municipal institutions). Key to these innovations is the significant capital investments made in […]

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Canada Day Recipes with Barkman Quarry Stone Outdoor Kitchen Kits

July 1st has always been a time for celebration for all Canadians. This year will be a bit unique given that we won’t have any fireworks due to Covid-19 restrictions. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t be in a festive mood and plan for a great Canada Day celebration. Here are some of our […]

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Five Backyard Ideas to Improve Your Spaces at Home

Terra Nova offers a wood like appearance, but it is actually concrete tile. Terra Nova is cast using 40 different cuts of wood. Backyard Landscaping Ideas The best backyards are multifunctional extensions of the home. They provide a space to unplug, entertain and play. Unfortunately, most backyards are woefully underutilized, especially when considering that the […]

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A Behind The Scenes Look in the Making of Cast

We conducted an interview with our Product Development Team composed of Wayne Patram and Brad McGregor, to give you a behind-the-scenes look on how we came up with our new Cast planter. Wayne, can you tell us the background on how this Cast product line came about?  Wayne: The development of the Cast series was undertaken to address the […]

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Spotlight: An Extraordinary Hill Side Installation

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 […]

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Summer Student Builds Fireplace Kit

This summer I, JayZ, 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, […]

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Spotlight: Backyard Oasis

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 […]

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Pavers Versus Slabs: What’s the Difference?

When choosing a hardscape surface for your home, you’ll find that products are split into two categories; pavers and slabs. Both are highly durable, easy to maintain, and come in a variety of shapes and colours. However, the difference between the two isn’t always immediately apparent. Any block with a surface area over 100″² has […]

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