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Paver Patio Tips and Tricks

Are you thinking about a paver patio?
Here are some tips to help you decide!

Low Cost
The initial cost will probably be higher than other options, but it is easy maintenance. You will save in the long run because you will not have to re-stain or re-seal it.

Plan for Drainage
It’s important to have a level patio, but you also need to make sure it does have a gentle slope away from your home’s foundation toward an area that can handle additional moisture.

Dig Deep for Best Results
Before you prep the area, call your local utilities to mark electrical, cable, and plumbing lines. Then dig below the root level by a good six inches.

Keep it Weed Free
Use landscaping cloth to create a barrier between the old soil and new base of sand, to minimize any weed growth through your patio.

Organic Soil

What is organic soil? Organic soil has been naturally amended by the decomposition of plants and animals. Unfortunately most of the soil nowadays in the world has been depleted and replaced by the damage caused by modern day industrialization.

How effective is organic soil? Organic soil is better able to cultivate plants. It improves soil drainage and makes the soil less likely to “pack”, so it breaks up easily for planting. Organic amendment to the soil greatly increases soil nutrient content and it becomes much more resistant to pathogenic invasion that can harm plant life. Crops grown in organic soil contain higher levels of nutrients, minerals, and antioxidants. Farming uses 50% less of the total amount of energy to operate than the mechanized, chemically oriented methods of agribusiness. Simply put, organic farming in nutrient rich organic soil is as good for the environment as it is for the consumer.

We should focus our energy on nurturing the soil, which serves as a basis for healthy sustainable growth of food. This in turn nurtures people and leads to healthier lives, as well as a healthier planet.