What products and materials go into our landscapes in Nanaimo?
When looking to build a new yard in Nanaimo, we realise that you as a homeowner really have no idea what landscaping products you are paying for. Yes, you get a landscape design and a big breakdown of labour, materials and costs. You will probably get a big discussion about ‘how’ it is done, time frames etc.
What landscape products do we use.
Below is a detailed breakdown for all the different aspects of a ‘Creative By Design’ landscape, to give you better piece of mind, as to what you are really paying for. We also get all our products from local suppliers in and around Nanaimo or the mid-island.
Paving Stone Driveway’s, Walkway’s, Patio’s and Brick edges:
ROMAN PAVERS INSTALLATION: 4-6 inch(walkways/patio’s), 12 inch plus (driveway) soaked compacted crush base, 1/2″ 3mm sand, polymeric-sand tamped finish, edges concreted for additional strength. The Roman Paver is our most popular hardscaping paver. It is a permeable paver that whilst being a manufactured product still holds on to the Old world appeal. With its handcrafted ‘tumbled’ appearance, it is easy to get the old country aesthetics with a modern solution. This product is available in several different colours:
- Antique Brown
- Desert Buff
- Old Town
- Sierra Grey
All colors are available in four sizes: 4×8, 6×8, 10×8, 12×8 as well as a circle kit in Nanaimo. This product works well with the Quarry Wall Stone which has some very similar colors for continuity. Also with this paver being without side ridges, and color all the way through the
Quarry Stone Block Walls
QUARRY STONE WALL BLOCKS INSTALLATION: 1-1.5′ soaked compacted crush base, 0.5-1′ compacted crush backing with fabric and drainage, rows glued, geo-grid used if necessary. May be backed in concrete when used to support a patio or paver walkway. Cap options available if required. The Quarry Stone Wall blocks are one of our most popular retaining walls block building products in Nanaimo. It ties in nicely with the Roman paving stone product. it has a handcrafted ‘tumbled’ appearance, giving an old country feel. This product is available in several different colors:
- Antique Brown
- Desert Buff
- Old Town
- Sierra Grey
All colours are available in four sizes: 4×12 standard, 4×12 radius, 4×4, 4×8 radius This is great material for creating retaining walls around your yard. It can be used for steps as well as well as walls to give continuity to the hardscaping in your landscaping
Other options in wall building that we offer: 4×6 or 6×6 pressure treated wood, rundle or
Flagstone patios & walkways
FLAGSTONE INSTALLATION: Soaked compacted crush rock, Crushed rundle, polymeric-sand/rock finish, edges concreted for additional strength. When it comes to flagstone, there are several different choices, depending on your application and environment. Flagstone comes in several thicknesses, usually for patio’s, walkways and stepping stones, it is best to go with 1-2 inch minimum. Some of the types of flagstone available in Nanaimo are:
- Rundle (grey)
- West Coast Brown (varying browns with hints of white/cream)
- Rocky Mountain Quartz (light brown and grey with high reflective qualities)
- Kendall Ledge (dark brown and dark grey, with high rust veins)
NUTRI LOAM SOIL INSTALLATION: 4″ depth (lawn), 12″ plus depth (planting beds). Planting beds graded with slight high center and edges prepped 2 inches lower than hard-surfaces ready for mulch finish. Lawn graded flat with
- It contains NO weed seeds
- Well-draining soil, which is great for plants and turf
- High organic content, with very little clay
With this blend of soil, your landscaping will thrive for many years to come. High Clay content, like we have in Nanaimo, leads to poor drainage and slow plant growth. We believe that by using top quality,
PREMIUM TURF INSTALLATION: Turf rolled out in rows, on graded soil and fertilized to increase establish rate and healthy roots. Premium Dream Kentucky Blue Grass is a Gold Tag certified product to show its purity. This turf blend is from a local Nanaimo supplier as well as a carefully blended mix of 95% Kentucky bluegrass blend of
- Nu Destiny
- Nu Glade 5% Red fescue blend of
- Audubon creeping fescue
- J-5 Chewing fescue This turf is a dense blend that is mowable at between ½” to 3”
Fully Automated Irrigation
FULLY AUTOMATED IRRIGATION SYSTEMS: All piping to buried at
- Sprinkler heads (Rotors, Sprays, Microjets, Drip)
- Valves (complete with manifold)
- Valve Boxes
- Mainline Shut-off and blow out
- Automatic Clock Controller
- Pipe (poly or
- Wire and Gel
Fittings as your system
FULLY AUTOMATED LIGHTING SYSTEM: Wire run at same depth as irrigation. Lights built as per Kichler specifications. All connections
- Pathway lights
- Directional Spotlights
Down lights(for steps and walls) Up lights(for featuring rocks trees and shrubs)
- Automatic lighting Controller
- Wire and Gel Marrets
Our systems are also built, with you in mind. This means when we run our wire, we take a look at where lights are as well as where they’re not. during the process of installing a new landscape, it is easier to leave loops for later lights now, than tear up the landscape later. We find by doing this it saves you money in the future. We also run wire
DRAINAGE SYSTEMS INSTALLATION: All piping to be run with sufficient grade, to allow water to be dealt with effectively. Pipes to buried at 6-8″ below grade, or at a depth not to hinder effectiveness. When it comes to your landscaping, one of the first and main things to take into consideration is the drainage. This includes downspouts as well as surface water. Making sure all and any water runs away from your home is a big factor in your landscaping, especially in Nanaimo.
OUR SYSTEMS INCLUDE:
Retaining wall Drainage
Driveway Grates All of these need to be factored into any landscape, so as to effectively deal with any excess water. Sometimes drainage can be dealt with by grading surfaces to slope any given direction, but it also sometimes requires more in-depth measures. This is when a drainage system needs to be installed for things like downspouts and rainwater.
BIG ‘O’ SYSTEM:
Big ‘o’ is a
A single 4″ big ‘o’ will only effectively work for 2 downspouts at a time.
Due to the corrugations, the water is slow to fill and exit.
Weak structure to run under hardscapes.
PVC is a white plastic pipe, this product comes in a range of sizes and fittings. Can be sized according to
With it being smooth, it allows water to be directed quicker to exit location.
Rigid product, making
Connections can be slip
Plants, Trees, Shrubs and Perennials
Each plant planted with love and care to ensure survivability. Rootballs
Great Landscaping Products from quality Suppliers:
Hillside Stone & Garden
Landscape and stone products
Plants, trees and shrub products
Slegg Building Products
Sharecost Rentals and Landscape Supply
Xtend Rentals and Tool Sales
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