Category: Patios

How to Remove Efflorescence from Your Paving Stones

Cleaning paving stones covered in efflorescence

Efflorescence is a deposit of crystalline salts that are normally white. You can often find this substance on the surface of concrete, bricks, clay, and other natural stones. Porous substances are more likely to form efflorescence. These salt deposits are normal and won’t cause damage to your paving stones, but they are not pretty to look at…. Read more »

How to Maintain Your Flagstone to Keep Your Patio Looking Immaculate

custom flagstone patio

One of the best ways to convey authenticity in your landscape design is by using flagstone. Flagstone is a beautiful, natural stone ideal for outdoor patios and is available in various colors, styles, and finishes. It’s relatively easy to maintain and can last for centuries if properly managed. Here are a few tips on maintaining… Read more »

Polymeric Sand Maintenance

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Polymeric sand is a high-tech mix of graded, colored sand and a binder, specially formulated to fill joints between pavers, slabs, or natural stones. Unlike conventional sand, it stays in place and remains stable. It softens when wet and firms up when dry to better resist soil movements. When the sand gets stiff, you can… Read more »

5 Ideas for Upgrading Your Patio This Summer

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Having a patio in your backyard gives you a little something extra to look forward to when the weather gets nice again each year. It’s the perfect place to relax, enjoy the beautiful outdoors, and make lasting memories with friends and family. After a few years, you may find yourself getting bored with your patio… Read more »

3 Tips to Help Get Your Patio Ready for Spring

Outdoor Patio Design & Construction near Baltimore, MD

Springtime is one of our favorite seasons here at VistaPro—do you want to know why? Because it’s finally getting warm enough to start dusting off and using all of those beautiful outdoor spaces that have been covered in snow all winter! If you’re a patio owner, we know you’re probably itching to get out there… Read more »

Tips for Furnishing Your Backyard Patio

Chances are you’ve spent a lot of time and energy getting the details of your home décor just right. You’ve invested in quality pieces and decorated each room to match your style and ensure your home exudes the perfect atmosphere. It’s easy to get wrapped up in your interior design and forget how important it… Read more »

Which Outdoor Additions Provide the Best Returns on Investment?

The Best ROI for Landscape Designs

Summertime is the best time of the year to spend outdoors in this part of the country. That said, it helps if you’ve got some cool outdoor additions to your property, and it’s even better when those additions add value to it. What are some of the outdoor additions providing the best ROI (return on… Read more »

Paver Brick Vs. Concrete Patios

Brick Paver Patios

Patios can be made using paver brick or concrete. Typically, a homeowner will utilize a landscape design firm, like VistaPro Landscape & Design, to figure out and then install their patio. In today’s world, where people like to make their home their sanctuary world, more and more homeowners are expanding their outdoor living spaces. They’re… Read more »