Tigard Sand & Gravel Blog

Top Materials for a Low-Maintenance Landscape

Top Materials for a Low-Maintenance Landscape A lush, beautiful garden is every homeowner’s dream. Now that more people are working from home, who wouldn’t want to look out from their window and see beautiful landscaping? While a gorgeous garden will definitely give your curb appeal a major boost, it also requires a lot of time…

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Maintenance Tips for Gravel

Maintenance Tips for Gravel Gravel driveways are more common for homes that are located outside of the city. While they require more maintenance than an asphalt driveway, gravel driveways also have many benefits. It’s important to make sure your gravel driveway stays in good condition, especially before the winter snow hits. Here is our list of…

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How does climate affect sand used in a landscape?

How does climate affect sand used in a landscape? Any landscape can be beautiful if given the right amount of time, attention, care. But tropical climates like what is along the coast of Florida and dry, arid climates like what we see in Arizona have unique environments. These areas come with their own set of…

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Tips for maintaining gravel in winter weather

Tips for maintaining gravel in winter weather Gravel is a popular material among many homeowners looking for an affordable, long-lasting option for their driveway. Speak with a contractor to learn about the many different applications for gravel. To keep your gravel driveway looking great for years to come, you must stay on top of a proper…

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How to keep your pavement surfaces from becoming icy

How to keep your pavement surfaces from becoming icy The cold season can bring heavy winter storms that leave you spending the majority of your free time shoveling snow. In fact, most homeowners and business owners alike, list snow and ice removal as a common pet peeve. Luckily, there are several options available to help…

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Stop Drainage and Erosion Problems with Gravel

Stop Drainage and Erosion Problems with Gravel

Stop Drainage and Erosion Problems with Gravel For homeowners that take pride in their landscaping, two of the peskiest problems are drainage issues and erosion, especially if you live in a climate that sees a good amount of rain. Erosion and poor drainage can damage plants and grasses and wash away the vital soil needed to…

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How and Why You Should Use Washed Gravel in Your Landscaping Plan

Use Washed Gravel in Your Landscaping Plan

How and Why You Should Use Washed Gravel in Your Landscaping Plan Designing your landscaping is one of the most fulfilling parts of home ownership. Next to choosing types of grasses, planting gardens to grow flowers or vegetables, and shopping for outdoor statues and other permanent decorations, one of the most important parts of landscaping is choosing…

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Should You Remove or Repair Cracked Concrete?

Should You Remove or Repair Cracked Concrete

Should You Remove or Repair Cracked Concrete? Much like any form of rock, concrete surfaces of all types can undergo erosion and weather damage over time depending on location and severity of weather in your area. Degrading concrete can be unpleasant to look at, but it can also be hazardous for those walking on concrete…

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How to Use Rock and French Drains to Keep Your Basement Dry

How to Use Rock and French Drains to Keep Your Basement Dry Most homes built in the last century or so sit upon a foundation made of concrete. At the time, poured concrete or concrete block designs were the fastest and least expensive option for home foundations. However, before concrete became the norm, stone was…

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