Category: Landscaping Tips

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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Creating a Backyard Oasis with Barkman’s Landscape Kits

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. […]

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Choosing the Perfect Fire Pit for your Backyard

At Barkman, we love spending long evenings around a fire with family and friends. Roasting marshmallows, making gooey s’mores and enjoying frothy cups of hot chocolate is the perfect way to spend an evening. Finding a fire pit to fit your own style can be hard, so we’ve put together a list of options you […]

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How To Build a Patio

Adding a paved patio to your home is an excellent way to get the most out of your backyard. It may seem daunting at first, but with careful planning, building a patio is achievable, even if you don’t have much experience. Here is how to correctly install a Barkman patio in your backyard. You can […]

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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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Plants for Your Patio

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 […]

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5 Patio Styles for Your Backyard Oasis

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 […]

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Installing Large Format Broadway Pavers

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 […]

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How to Install the Architextures Retaining Wall

Architextures is the latest modular large format, contemporary retaining wall from Barkman. It’s designed to handle the most demanding landscaping challenges and fits seamlessly in most modern spaces.  It can be used either as a gravity wall or a Geogrid Reinforced wall in applications up to 13 feet but can go higher when properly designed. It […]

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How to Keep Your Pavers Weed Free

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 […]

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