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Aim high and create your dream landscape!
It’s spring and your ready to get your rear yard landscaped. You call every contractor in the book and no one returns your calls. Then you think that maybe waiting until the May 24 long weekend to call a contractor wasn’t the way to go, your right! It’s spring and contractors are booking as quickly [...]
Ask the pros for help?
In Today’s landscaping industry there is so much competition that this leaves the homeowners overwhelmed on who to contact for there landscape project. Lets face it we need good competition “notice I said good competition”. What do I mean you ask? Well there always needs to be good competition between industry leader landscape professionals. Not [...]
Are you thinking about starting a landscape project? Here is what you need to know!
It has recently been brought to my attention that I should write a blog on helping home owners on the steps they should take to have a successful landscape project completed. Where do we start? Do we need permits? How do we know that the contractor is not going to rip us off? The list of questions [...]
Are DIY reality shows always installing correctly?
Its great to see that Television has gone this course of reality TV. All these new DIY shows, are getting lot’s of the attention of home owners trying to educate themselves on installation methods,and do” and dont’s. But are they really always doing the work correctly? Just recently I have been focusing on some of [...]
What make’s Platinum Stone Design Inc great!
As a client you really need that support network that a company like Platinum Stone Design Inc offers. The pace of change is constant. New products. New installation techniques. If you’re a contractor invested in offering the best products and service you possibly can, you have to keep up. The old ways just aren’t going [...]
Here we are, Christmas is just around the corner. Homeowners are busy with shopping, parties, spending time with family. You have managed to let that landscape project slip thru the cracks this summer and you say; we will do it next year! The winter time is the best time to meet with your landscaper and [...]
Getting your landscape ready for the fall season!
It’s September and fall is approaching, children are going back to school and the summer vacations are over. Now you might be thinking we should have our gravel driveway completed so we are not snow shoveling gravel onto the lawn, or maybe start thinking and planning the fireplace install. This is one of the busiest [...]
Installing a Pool
Custom stone work and pool.
Why Choose Interlock?
When investing in your property, you want to choose a paving material that can stand up to Canada’s winter weathers, require minimal maintenance, be the most cost-effective (long term), provide durability, look it’s best and add value to your investment. Interlocking pavers will do just that, because pavers are individual stones, the natural joints between [...]
Interlocking Stone Installation
Base excavation and base preparation.
Relaying a patio or driveway
Today’s topic is relaying a patio or driveway. We get asked to repair poorly completed paver projects and the clients expect for the issue to be 100% corrected. Well I got news for you, the problem will come back again and again because the base material has failed and to correct the situation the project [...]
Choosing the right contractor
It’s spring and everyone is calling every contractor in the phone book, but how do you know which one to call? Do you go with the company with the largest advertising? Or do you go with who is a part of the BBB. Maybe they are too expensive and charge a crazy price, with large [...]
Working with new clients
Today, I decided to talk about what professional contractors go through on a daily basis when it comes to dealing with potential clients. It usually starts with the contractor receiving a call or a lead from a customer or a supplier. We’ll book an appointment for a free consultation; this is an expense for the [...]