Pappas Landcare and Construction Lehigh Valley, PA Tue, 26 Jan 2021 19:18:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Pappas Landcare and Construction 32 32 Designing Your Outdoors – What You Should Build Thu, 21 May 2020 17:48:23 +0000

The summer is fast approaching, and if you don’t have a comfortable outdoor living space, you may be stuck inside or heading out to a crowded park; when all you want to do is sit back and relax in the comfort of your own custom space. The advantages of adding features to your outdoor environment exceeds just comfortable living. You can expect to save money by utilizing the outdoor space regularly, instead of costly indoor appliances. You can add value to your home if you intend on selling. Also, you can provide yourself with a heart-healthy hobby of gardening, depending on what features you choose to have installed. Let’s cover some of the must-have property features for any well tended outdoor living space.

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Hardscaping – The possibilities of a level, paved platform in your backyard, are endless. From a distant terrace, to a veranda near the back door, to an extensive patio system, you can make the outdoor living area of your dreams with an excellent paver installation by Pappas Landcare and Construction. The addition of pavers and hardscapes to your backyard will keep bugs away, provide sturdy footing all year long, and can act as a second dining room or kitchen area.
A Pond – This go-to water feature provides the property with a stunning visual addition, and an exceptional conversation piece. Having the pond be an oasis for wildlife or koi fish adds a natural storybook aspect to your design, which can only be achieved in a few specific ways, the pond is one of them.
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Beautiful Flower or Vegetable Garden – This is an ideal, heart-healthy hobby to take up at any point in your life. Garden and flower bed care is an excellent excuse to get outside in the sun, and have some low-stress exercise. If you don’t have a garden yet, having one installed, and adorned with the best flowers or edible plants, is a great idea for you and the entire family!
Greenhouse – If you really love the idea of practicing the art of the green thumb, then perhaps a greenhouse is the right move for you. This structure can safely harbor certain more difficult to grow plants while they reach maturity. Also, the aesthetic an all-glass greenhouse can provide for your property is not something to overlook. A greenhouse certainly gets the point across if growing is something you take seriously.
Small greenhouse in a garden
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A Deck – Extending your home by adding a deck of any size can really broaden your home’s horizon in a multitude of ways. A deck adds better vantage points of your property, and surrounding scenery. Plus,  just the idea of a private outdoor location can be the deciding factor when it comes to someone buying or selling a home. When it comes to your relaxation there is no need to settle. That’s why we suggest giving us a call to discuss your outdoor area needs!
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Welcome! Fri, 01 May 2020 19:26:20 +0000 ]]> 0 All About Permeable Pavers Fri, 01 May 2020 19:05:05 +0000
Have you heard the phrase “permeable pavers” thrown around, but you’ve never really known what it’s meant? It’s just another kind of paver, right? A permeable paver has a bigger job than merely being “another paver.” So, what makes these pavers different from the rest? They’re porous, meaning their design is to let water drain into the ground. Permeable pavers are also just as durable as concrete, compacted gravel, and even asphalt.
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How does it work?

Each paver has open cells that are full of either grass or gravel. Either one of these materials allows water to get trapped in the rock base of the pavers. This system lets the water absorb into the ground at a steady pace instead of flooding. Other pavers do not allow water to pass through, forcing it to run off the paver, or they’ll cause pooling water.

What are the benefits of having permeable pavers?

The most significant benefit of a permeable paver is less water damage. These pavers work with water, whether it’s from the hose, melting snow, or a heavy rainstorm. It decreases the possibility of flooding. These pavers also save your landscaping and lawn from water runoff.

What type of permeable pavers are on the market?

● Permeable Concrete: These pavers are concrete and stones mixed. There is no gravel or sand used as a sub-base allowing the concrete to become more porous. Water does wear down the concrete making it more brittle and a rougher texture.

● Interlocking Concrete Brick Pavers: This consists of smaller bricks of concrete that allow small gaps to help the water drain. While the pavers themselves are not permeable, the area in between is what will catch the water. This system will wear down over time, however, losing its permeability.

● Porous Asphalt: To make asphalt permeable it needs to be laid on a stone storage bed. These stones give ample space for water to flow into the soil underneath. One drawback is that the asphalt will need frequent maintenance to fix potholes and cracks.

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Plastic Grid Pavers: This cellular plastic grid is filled with grass or gravel. It’s semi-flexible, allowing maximum permeability. This is best for areas that get a lot of traffic, especially for heavy-load vehicles.

Rigid Plastic Pavers: These plastic pavers are designed to be more rigid and are often a hexagonal cell. Usually, you’ll see this filled with grass because of how stiff it is.


Rolled Plastic Paving: This application is mostly for foot traffic and light loads. It’s very flexible because it’s easily rolled out and can work with either grass or gravel fillings.

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Welcome! We’re Glad You’re Here. Fri, 01 May 2020 18:47:51 +0000
Welcome to the Pappas Landcare & Construction blog page. We’re so glad you’ve decided to join us. Here you will find information about permeable pavers, designing your outdoors, outdoor kitchens, and more.
Since 1986, Pappas Landcare & Construction Company has provided the highest level of quality and service Slatington, Lehigh Valley, Allentown, and the surrounding areas. Designing your landscape is a big step, and you can’t trust just anyone to do it. Our company puts you and your needs before anything else. We will leave no detail untouched.
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