The Ground Source Blog

Posted by Joe Mouad on Dec 19, 2023 10:45:00 AM

Paver Repairs: Signs It's Time to Repair or Replace Concrete Pavers

Everybody remembers the day their new paver project was finished.

It was the greatest thing you’ve ever seen, right?

You posted so many patio photos on Instagram your kids were embarrassed. You sat out in the driveway so long with your groceries, just looking at those pretty pavers, your mint chip ice cream melted.

But stuff happens.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Aug 10, 2023 10:30:00 AM

Paver Sealing: Why It's Important, & How Often to Do It

It’s hard to beat that new paver feeling, when you linger in your driveway a few extra minutes just to admire how great it looks.

Or, in rarer situations, you move your bed out to the patio because you can’t bear to leave the beauty of it all.

Paver projects add a huge visual boost to your home, but they won’t continue to look great without occasional sealing.

Posted by Joe Mouad on Jul 13, 2023 10:00:00 AM

What Size Patio Do I Need? How to Choose Your Patio Dimensions

If you’re standing in the backyard with a ruler and your Pinterest patio printouts trying to decide how big your new patio should be, you might be overwhelmed. 

You don’t want your cool new outdoor space to be way too big and cost more than it has to, but you don’t want things to feel too cramped, either, and have your party spill over into your pretty petunia beds. 

What size patio do I need?

Ground Source landscape designer Eric Frisch says there’s no average patio size — the beauty of patio design is creating a space that perfectly suits your lifestyle. But he offers some helpful tips:

Posted by Joe Mouad on Oct 6, 2022 10:00:00 AM

6 Benefits of Installing a Fire Pit in Your Central Florida Backyard

There are signs that prove you need a fire pit:

1. You’ve been making s’mores in the microwave. (We all know that’s a crime against marshmallows.)

2. You’ve been frequently sneaking over to enjoy your neighbor’s fire pit, sometimes wearing disguises so he doesn’t know how often you’re coming over.

3. You daydream about being a caveman.