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Unwind By a Relaxing Waterscape

Water features such as a pond, fountain, or waterfall are almost always the first thing that catches the attention of your guests.

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That’s why these are one of the most popular ideas for landscaping today! Water is naturally very relaxing, so it makes sense that people would want to have water in their gardens.

Waterfalls are especially desirable because you not only get the look of a garden pond, but also the serenity of the sound of splashing water.

Garden fountains can make a nice addition to your landscaping if you don’t have room for a full pond or a winding waterfall and stream.

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Pavers vs. Stamped Concrete

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When deciding between the choice of stamped concrete or pavers cost is often a determining factor. Although, the two may be very similar in price depending on materials and pattern. The most important part you will want to consider is the life of the structure.

 

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Paving stones define beauty, elegance and durability for driveways, pool decks, walkways and patios. Properly installed paving stones won’t crack, sag, shift or separate. It will look fantastic for generations, and if it ever becomes stained or marred by paint or oil it can be repaired quickly, easily and invisibly. Individual stones can be replaced with matching ones so that the surface looks exactly as it did before the accident occurred. This is impossible with any other type of pavement.

PAVERS aka PAVING STONES

  • They won’t crack – when installed correctly.
  • Paver patterns and colors can be mixed and matched to create unique designs with accent borders and bandings.
  • Endless colors, textures, and shapes, so there is no limit on what materials you can use.
  • Lifetime of color and enjoyment. Most of our pavers are enhanced with a paver-shield technology making the paving stones fade resistant.
  • Very low maintenance, the joints may need to be retouched with sand every few years with polymeric sand that binds and hardens the sand grains to each other and the pavers too.

As with pavers, the costs of repair, if necessary can be far more beneficial than that those for repairing stamped concrete.

STAMPED CONCRETE

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Although there are some advantages to decorative or stamped concrete, it is almost inevitable that the concrete will crack at some point in time.  Common causes of cracking are when the base moves due to load baring or settlement, and the fact that concrete tends to shrink over time.  Concrete may also crack as a result of the expansion and contraction caused by freezing, thawing, and other changes in the weather. The reason contractors place joints in concrete.

  • The sealer needs to be reapplied every 2-3 years.
  • Colors may fade over time.
  • There is the possibility for deterioration from de-icing salts. 

Cracking of stamped concrete patios or walkways can be very expensive to repair. To repair the concrete correctly you would have the area destroyed and removed and then installed again. The other options are to leave the area as is, which will look very unattractive and can become a tripping hazard over a period of time. There is a filling agent that can be applied to the damaged area, but it is still visible and won’t correct an area that rises up.

Even though stamped concrete can be very attractive and maybe more affordable in some cases compared to pavers, it is clear that pavers outweighs the option of concrete when considering the life of the structure.

Did you know pavers can be applied over concrete?

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Steps & Stairs: Adding Functional Beauty to Your Landscape

Landscape steps and rockface step treads have become a trend amongst our customers. 

One of the most functional ways to work with levels of a landscape or hardscape is through the use of steps.  Simply put, steps allow for ease of access in settings that contain a slope or hilly conditions.

Besides their functional purpose, steps also help to provide definition of space and also help enhance the aesthetic quality of an outdoor environment. Any of our steps and stair systems can be built with natural stone, retaining wall block, rockface treads, or slabs as you can see below.

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Start Entertaining Around an Outdoor Fire Pit

Amongst other outdoor entertainment features, a fire pit or fire place can be very entertaining… This is one option you should consider whenever your planing your outdoor living space. Fire features are not only a great focal point, but may also define the theme and mood of any occasion.

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Another benefit of having an outdoor fire feature is that it allows you to entertain guests and family outdoors in the evenings, even in the Fall when there’s a little chill in the air. Entertaining around the flames of a fire easily translates into having a great time outdoors in any season. As the orange fire casts a positive glow over everything and everyone, the mood in your backyard will be more cheerful.

You can use your outdoor fire feature for entertaining by making it the focal centerpiece. The area around the fire pit can be decorated to match whatever theme you have chosen for the occasion.

A fire pit can be used for cooking kabobs and hot dogs, or roasting marshmallows for s’mores. And with a fire pit that stays lit throughout the night, you can experiment with other recipes. 

There are so many things you can do around an outside fire feature. 

Watch us install a fire pit feature! Fire-pit, Seating Wall, Walkway & Patio Hardscape

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2014 Adams County Home Show

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Hardscaping  Ryan's LandscapingRyan’s Landscaping has been serving the Gettysburg and Adams County area for several years. We are happy to be apart of the Adams County community and enjoy participating in activities that promote the local area’s events. So this year Ryan’s Landscaping will be participating in the 2014 Adams County Home Show hosted by the Builders Association of Adams County.

Dates & Times: Friday February 21st from 5pm – 8pm
Saturday February 22nd from 10am – 7pm

Where: Allstar Events Complex
2638 Emmitsburg Rd.
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Snow Removal & Ice Management Services

Ryan’s Landscaping has the best equipped and trained grounds management team in the area. We take pride in managing commercial & residential properties and meeting the toughest grounds care challenges, particularly those required during winter weather.

Our clients trust us to provide reliable, efficient and effective solutions to ensure operations continue as usual, regardless of what Mother Nature has in store. We are up to the challenge.

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From parking lots large and small to driveways to sidewalks, you can count on Ryan’s Landscaping to ensure surfaces are safe and will help keep your business or residence running. We uphold our promises. And our sustainable approach further guarantees our snow clients spend their money wisely.

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Mike & Susan from Littlestown say…

Our first exposure to Ryan’s Landscaping was on a small landscaping project. We were so pleased with his work, promptness, and professionalism that we have worked with him on several additional projects. This included an outdoor kitchen that is the envy of all my friends and neighbors. Ryan has a great vision and a get it done attitude for all the projects he has helped us design. I will be working with him on future projects and would recommend his work to anyone.

 

Mike & Susan

Littlestown, PA

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Joe & Sue from New Oxford say…

We hired Ryan’s landscaping for our new home, and were very happy with the job Ryan and his crew did. We had landscaping done on all four sides of our home, and elected to have stone put down instead of mulch. It looks great and we don’t have to re-mulch every year! 

We also opted for a stone border along our beds versus the plastic tubing, per Ryan’s recommendation, and we are glad we did! We now have beautiful landscaping, with very little maintenance! 

I would certainly recommend Ryan’s Landscaping to anyone!                                          

Joe & Sue

New Oxford, PA

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The purpose of a retaining wall

A segmental retaining wall (SRW) is constructed of strong designed block and built horizontally to alleviate the erosion of soil, due to hills or slopes. In addition it will create a flat area to poorly sloped piece of land, adding more useable space. Our retaining walls are built with function and beauty, and are constructed of the highest quality material, so they’re built to last.

Retaining walls are built using materials such as wood, stone, interlocking blocks, or poured into place concrete. Each comes with its own benefits and associated costs. One thing to keep in mind is drainage. A drainage system behind the retaining wall is crucial to the life of the wall system, no matter what material is used to construct the wall.

Any of our retaining walls can be built using KeystonePaveStoneAllan BlockVersa – LokTecho – BlocNicolockor any other system you may think of.

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Hanover, Gettysburg, & York’s Premier Retaining Wall and Hardscape Company

We know choosing a retaining wall contractor right the first time is important. Our retaining walls offer both functions, beauty, and are built to last. We have been providing York & Adams County area families with quality and well-built retaining walls for over 10 years.

When considering hiring a contractor there are many questions that go into building a retaining wall that must be asked.

1. How wide and deep should the footing be? (This is the most important part of the project)

2. Does the contractor have experience?

3. What type of equipment do I need?

4. Does it need to be engineered?

5. How much drainage do I need?

6. How tall should it be?               

We can take the guessing part out for you. At Ryan’s Landscaping we stand ready to serve you and answer any and all questions that may come up during the project. As with any retaining wall project, the chances of problems coming up are there. With over 25 years of combined experience we work proactively to minimize any downtime on your project.

We pride ourselves on making sure your retaining wall is installed properly the first time. Everything from digging the footing, to adding the proper drainage behind the wall. We will see to it that it’s done right the first time

Any of our retaining walls can be built using KeystonePaveStone, Allan BlockVersa – Lok, Techo – Bloc, Nicolockor any other system you may think of.

Who is Ryan’s Landscaping:

From landscape design to retaining walls, ponds to pavers. Ryan’s Landscaping is the Hanover Area, Gettysburg, and York’s most well–respected landscape and retaining wall contractors. Why? Because our work motto is “Professional quality from start to finish”. Make an appointment online or call 717-632-4074.

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