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Ryan’s Landscaping of Hanover, PA
Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017
Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building,
Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World
Hanover, USA, January 19, 2017 – Ryan’s Landscaping of Hanover has won “Best Of Customer Service on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The Hanover and the surrounding area’s premiere landscaping and hardscaping company was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.
The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2016. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2017” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.
Professional Landscape & Hardscape Construction
For Customer Service winners “We’re so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals, including Ryan’s Landscaping,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “Each of these businesses was singled out for recognition by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts for helping to turn their home improvement dreams into reality.”
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About Ryan’s Landscaping
“Professional quality from start to finish.”
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.
Permeable interlocking concrete pavers (PICP) allow stormwater to percolate back into the soil rather than run-off into sewers and waterways.
The base and sub base of a permeable paver application are composed of different sized layers of aggregate that filter and direct storm water to the soil below or exit through pipes. Permeable pavers are used as a way to control storm water run off. A permeable paver system does this by collecting water between the pavers joints and, depending on the soil type, the water infiltrates back into the ground or is released to the nearest storm sewer or waterway.
Benefits of permeable pavers (PICP)
- Qualifies as Best Management Practice (BMP)
- Reduces stormwater runoff / Prevents flooding
- Designed to meet government requirements
- Allows rainwater to recharge ground
- Filters stormwater before releasing
- Rainwater harvesting options
- Environmentally safe
Permeable pavers also help with existing drainage issues. The surface of a permeable pavers application can be made perfectly flat, with the stone base being contoured to direct the water to where it needs to go. By implementing a few design features, the permeable system can be used for rain water harvesting…
Water features such as a pond, fountain, or waterfall are almost always the first thing that catches the attention of your guests.
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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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.
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.
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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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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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.
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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We are asked all the time, what is hardscaping? Hardscaping is the placement of non-plant elements consisting of structures, such as patios, walkways, retaining walls, steps, fire pits, and outdoor kitchens. Made with hard materials hardscapes can be built out of block, pavers, brick, & stone.
We can design and install unique hardscape features that will enhance your property’s value and take your breath away every time you step outside. There are endless styles, colors, textures, bricks, and retaining wall stone for every project.
At Ryan’s Landscaping we know choosing a hardscape contractor right the first time is important. Our hardscapes offer both functions, beauty, and are built to last. We have been providing York & Adams County area families with quality and well-built hardscapes for over 10 years. Ryan’s Landscaping uses only the best quality products when purchasing hardscape materials for your retaining walls, paver patios, and walkways. Guaranteed, to hold up against weather, and every day wear and tear.
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Ryan’s Landscaping has become Hanover, York and Adams County area’s premiere landscape & hardscape company.
One of the reasons we are the area’s leading landscape company, is because we are always attending industry taught seminars and educational classes on the latest products and information of the trade. This allows us to keep up on and provide you with latest trends, best installation techniques, and informative knowledge of your project. We take pride in providing our customers with the best products and knowledge so that their project was installed properly and with the latest up-to-date guidelines & procedures.
Our employees also attend educational courses, seminars, and get hand- on experience too, and are highly trained in the landscape industry as well.
As a result when you have Ryan’s Landscaping install your projects, you can rest assure that you are getting the best quality in outdoor living around.
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Ryan’s Landscaping of Hanover Receives
Best Of Houzz 2014 Award
Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users
Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals
Hanover, Pennsylvania, February 4, 2014 – Ryan’s Landscaping of Hanover, Pennsylvania has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The Professional Landscape & Hardscaping Company was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.
The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhoneapp and Androidapp. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, showing the Houzz community their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.
Professional Quality From Start To Finish
“Houzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of home building, remodeling and design professionals, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Ryan’s Landscaping among our “Best Of” professionals for customer satisfaction as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”
With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Ryan’s Landscaping, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and reviewing their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.
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About Ryan’s Landscaping
Ryan’s Landscaping is Hanover, Gettysburg, and York areas premiere landscaping & hardscaping contractor, located in Hanover, PA. Licensed and fully insured, we provide a wide range professional landscaping services to York, Adams County, and South Central Pennsylvania.
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information and professional reviews they need to help turn ideas into reality. For more information, visit www.houzz.com
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.
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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