Jun
07
Marble Pavers - taking your patio to the next level


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Your outdoor walkway or patio is so much more than just a mere walking surface. Since your patio is the first thing people see when they walk outback, the materials you choose can take your outdoor design from boring and simplistic, to breath taking and luxurious. And when it comes to patio design, adding marble pavers will give your outdoor space the color, character, and ambience it needs.



Though they are more expensive than most other options, marble pavers are truly worth the extra expense—especially for luxurious residential and commercial projects.


While marble takes the cake for beauty and elegance, leathered marble pavers are also a very safe option for pool decks and areas tha...


May
17
Patio's - A few good reasons to have one installed


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Patios are a great gathering spot during any time of the year. From hosting a barbeque on the weekends to warming up next to your fire pit during the winter months, patios are a versatile space for homeowners to enjoy.



Many homeowners love the idea of having a patio, and if you ever decide to sell your home, yours will appeal to an array of shoppers and you’ll be able to sell it for a little more than what it’s currently worth. For example, if you have a small, cramped eating area off of a kitchen, it’s much more attractive to potential homebuyers if they can see a beautiful, functional patio right outside that sliding glass door. When you install a patio, your essentially ...


May
10
Hardscape - A major part of your landscaping


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Hardscape is the term for hard landscaping materials. Concrete, asphalt, stone, glass, brick, metal, and gravel are all hardscape (the nonliving elements of a landscape). Hardscape contrasts with soft materials like vegetation and soil, which are known as “softscape”. Examples of hardscape include retaining walls, pavers for walkways or patio's, outdoor kitchens, water features, gazebos, decks and driveways. Together, hardscape and softscape make up the landscape.


Hardscaping is an essential part of creating the ideal outdoor space. For starters, hardscapes are functional. Softscapes are a beautiful and essential part of every good landscape, but you probably don’t want ...


Apr
27
Patio's - What surface material should you use?

Patios can make your outdoor space more enjoyable, increase your home’s value and save you money on landscape maintenance costs. If you’re thinking about building a new patio this spring, or just giving your old one a facelift, consider using outdoor pavers for your surface material.

The three main types of patio pavers are natural stone (as seen in the picture below), brick, or concrete and come in a variety of colors, textures, and patterns. The shapes and colors have natural characteristics that will always create a beautiful result when using them for your landscaping needs.

Besides being completely versatile, patio pavers are durable, long-lasting, and require little maintenan...

Apr
27
Concrete Pavers


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Concrete Pavers are an ideal building material choice for both residential and commercial driveways, parking lots, promenades, sidewalks, pool decks, patios, streets, golf cart paths and even roof gardens. More affordable than stone, more colorful than brick, and more durable than asphalt, concrete pavers are a practical yet attractive option anywhere on the property.


Not only are they very durable, they are extremely versatile and come in an endless number of styles & color possibilities. Designing a custom look is made easy by the many shapes, patterns, and colors of concrete pavers.


Here at True Image, we specialize in full-service outdoor landscaping and hardscaping projects – inclu...


Apr
19
Pergolas - more than just backyard decoration


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A pergola is a garden feature forming a shaded walkway, passageway, or sitting area with vertical posts or pillars that usually support cross-beams and a sturdy open lattice. Pergolas can just be a decorative addition to your deck or backyard — or they can serve a practical purpose.


If you don’t currently have an overhang or canopy of some sort, I’m sure you don’t spend much time in your backyard during those hot summer days. Pergolas can provide shade while also serving as an outdoor living space. If you have outdoor appliances that need protection from the elements, consider an aluminum pergola for a sophisticated vibe.


The structure of pergolas can hold almost an...


Mar
30
Transforming your outdoor space into a backyard paradise


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Enjoying summertime doesn’t have to take place miles away from your home. With a little bit of time, effort and creativity, you can easily transform your backyard into a summer paradise. The question is - where to start? Transforming your outdoor space may seem overwhelming, but with proper planning, it’s way more achievable than many homeowners may think.


Patio deck and hardscape


First, start off by replacing or installing new pavers for your patio or deck for a good foundation. You can add on to existing patios to make more entertaining space, or start fresh with all new pavers for a complete remodel. Your flooring materials will have a big impact on the look, feel and durabil...


Mar
25
Backyard putting greens

If you have an area of your yard that seems a little too bland, consider having a personal putting green installed! For many, a putting green can be a great place to relax and have fun. But many homeowners think that the cost associated with installing a backyard putting green in their home goes beyond their budget. However, the advancement in artificial turf's design and technology has made it quite simple to have a putting green installed right in your backyard.


If you love to golf, you have the opportunity to create your own piece of paradise that you can enjoy after a long day at work. Make it your own with a unique design and elements that are aesthetically pleasing. You will enhance the...


Sep
08
Paver Patios

For homeowners that are looking to spruce up their backyard, a paver patio is a beautiful addition. Paver patios provide sturdy and lasting foundations for exterior living spaces like outdoor kitchens and entertainment areas. Because your patio can be any shape, any size, and virtually any color, you can automatically make your property more creative and visually appealing. This can also be beneficial when your ready to sell your home, as most buyers are looking for a finished back yard.

Being that there are so many different types of pavers that can be used for a patio, from concrete or brick, to travertine or marble, no matter what type of style home you have, we’re sure that we can f...

Sep
03
French Drains - A possible solution for your back yard flooding problem

Do portions of your concrete patio or yard sit under water after a heavy rain, ruining your outdoor activities? Flooding can be from a number of different reasons, but one of the main reasons is usually due to poor drainage systems. Concrete driveways and patios should have a drainage system that allows for the elimination of water so that it doesn’t accumulate and flood. However, if you do have drainage system but it wasn’t properly installed, or if it has becomes clogged with leaves or debris, it may not be functioning well enough to get rid of the water.

If your having issues on your property with water drainage, having a french drain installed may be the solution for you. Fren...