Can Retaining Walls be Repaired in Winter

If you’re noticing cracks, loose stones, or severe bulges, contact the retaining walls pros at Herstad to help you with winter maintenance of your existing retaining wall. While winter is not the ideal time to work on retaining walls, there are a few benefits to having the pros manage any problems during the winter months. […]

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Retaining Wall Signs of Water Damage

If you’re concerned that your existing retaining wall is not draining properly, holding too much moisture behind the wall, please contact us today.  We can inspect and offer an estimate for repair or replacement of your existing retaining wall. Here are a few signs your retaining wall may need repair or replacement: Weep holes are […]

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Deciduous Trees Make Your Landscaping a Bit More “Green”

Looking to make your landscaping just a little more “green” and low-maintenance?  Deciduous trees provide many positive benefits to improve your property’s value and beauty.   Deciduous trees help prevent erosion.  The extensive and fibrous root systems of native grasses and deciduous trees can hold the soil in place, and the trees themselves provide a […]

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Rain Gardens Help Control Erosion and Runoff

While we are typically expecting seasonal downpours during May, it’s a great time to highlight the value and beauty of a Rain Garden.  If you’ve never heard of a rain garden, you’re not alone.  Many people think about gardens for growing delicious herbs and vegetables, creating borders, and surrounding existing structures like sheds or trees, […]

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Outdoor Fireplace to Enjoy All Winter

As compared to a small fire pit, and outdoor fireplace, some comfy furniture with overstuffed cushions, and blankets, can provide enough warmth so that you can still enjoy some of our cold winter evenings out under the stars. An outdoor fireplace can provide an “anchor” for your outdoor space when placed at the edge of […]

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Winterize Walkways and Patios

If you’re concerned about cracks and expansion of your walkways, driveways, and patio pavers during the winter months, contact us at Herstad for professional results to reduce damage to your hardscaped areas. Patio pavers (if unsealed) are porous and can collect moisture over the summer months.  During the freezing temperatures, this moisture becomes ice and […]

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Outdoor Patio Lighting Schemes

If you really want your outdoor spaces to be appealing for evening entertaining, lighting is an important element to include in your outdoor patio design and installation project.  When you think about lighting your outdoor patio and outdoor spaces like walkways and landscaping, think about the mood you’re looking to create. In most cases, people […]

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Seal Pavers to Protect from UV

Summer’s almost here so if you’re planning on enjoying your patio all summer long – as you should – you may want to consider sealing your pavers now to protect them from UV damage during the summer months. When the suns rays are more direct during the summer months, the exposure of pavers to UV […]

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