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 150 Recipes with Harvest Grove Outdoor Kitchen Kits

This July 1st is a big day in Canadian history as it marks 150 years of Canadian independence. With such a big day coming up, everyone is in a festive mood and are planning their Canada Day celebrations. Here are some of our recipe ideas that can you use to spice up your own celebration […]

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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, 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 […]

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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 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. […]

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