Category: Landscaping Tips

Creating a Backyard Oasis with Barkman’s Landscape Kits

May 31, 2019

Homeowners can elevate their backyard in many ways, creating an outdoor living space that their family can enjoy for years. It provides a venue to socialize outdoors, a staycation that can host numerous events. In fact, a recent survey shows 66% of homeowners would like to own fire pits and fireplaces in their residential space. […]


Gather Your Friends for Warm, Enjoyable Long Evenings

May 02, 2019

After what felt like a long winter, spring has once again arrived! At Barkman we love enjoying long evenings surrounded with family and friends around the fire. Roasting marshmallows, making gooey s’mores and enjoying frothy cups of hot chocolate feels like the perfect way to spend an evening. We recognize that finding the perfect firepit […]


Building a Patio

July 21, 2018

Adding a patio to your backyard is an excellent way of getting more out of summer. Building a patio, however, takes a bit of work and careful planning. Here is how to correctly install a Barkman patio in your backyard. Step 1) Planning Once you have chosen your location, it’s time to do some preliminary […]


Gather the Family for Father’s Day

June 13, 2018

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 […]


Plants for Your Patio

June 01, 2018

Warm weather is here which means it’s patio season! Patios are a wonderful addition to any backyard because they allow us to connect with nature in a practical and beautiful way. Sitting and relaxing on your backyard pad is always wonderful, but there are ways to make your patio even better this season, and one […]


5 Patio Styles for Your Backyard Oasis

September 08, 2017

There are so many ways in which you can express your own personal style when designing your Barkman patio. You get to choose where it will go, how it will look, and what features and designs it will showcase. Whatever you decide, the patio should be filled with your own character and style. Here are […]


Installing Large Format Broadway Pavers

August 02, 2017

To address the needs of residential and commercial customers looking for modern paver design options, our Broadway Family of Pavers now has two larger sizes (900x450x100 mm and 900x900x100 mm) in Charcoal, Natural and Sterling colours. This allow for limitless design possibilities in outdoor environment applications. Installing this is now easy with our new vacuum lift. See below our vacuum lift in […]


How to Install the Architextures Retaining Wall

July 25, 2017

Architextures is the latest large format, contemporary retaining wall from Barkman which is designed to fit seamlessly in the most modern of spaces. Its streamlined look and thickness allows for a variety of applications. As showcased by our new wall, Barkman has the ability to create a “streaking” effect on the surface of the product to allow […]


How to Keep Your Pavers Weed Free

July 19, 2017

Choosing to build a driveway, patio, pool deck or walkway with pavers is one of the best long term investments you can make. Pavers don’t crack like poured pads and are easily repaired and re-levelled. However, without occasional maintenance the look of a paved surface can deteriorate over time. It is commonly thought that weeds grow up between the joints of […]


What to Do with White Residue on Pavers

July 10, 2017

Having installed your newly purchased hardscape product, you might have noticed in some cases that there’s a bit of white residue that won’t seem to come off.  The most likely cause of this white residue on the surface of pavers is a naturally occurring phenomenon called efflorescence. It occurs when water-soluble salts within the paver migrate […]