Episode 17 – Mulch

This show is dedicated to Mulch! Are you excited? Well you should be! Mulch is not just processed tree bark, or ground up stumps. There are many old and new options in the mulch world to choose from. Not only will Dean and Derek talk about all the options, they will also give you design […]

Episode 16 – Living Walls

Just because you live in an Urban environment doesn’t mean you can’t grow your own vegetables, herbs, or beautiful plantings. Living Walls are the new “Thing” for city dwellers, office buildings, and for people who have limited space for gardens. Our special guest Jan Goodman owner of Cityscapes Boston is the leader in design and […]

Episode 15 – Driveways

Who in their right mind would do an entire show on driveways?  Of course it would be Dean and Derek.   Believe it or not there is a lot of information to cover when it comes to driveways.  Not every driveway is alike, and believe it or not there are so many options out there.  […]

Episode 14 – Fireplaces and Inserts with Curt Ludlow

One of the most popular features in a home, new addition, or commercial office is a gas fireplace or insert.  Special guest Curt Ludlow of August West Fireplace will tell us what is new to the market, mistakes customers make, and what are some of the new “Hot” products in the market.  This is a […]

Episode 13 – Grades & Platforms

One of the most challenging problems in Outdoor Design is working with grade changes. Homes on hills, or homes below street level an cost some serious money when it comes to entryways, walkways, and patios. Dean and Derek have done many of these designs over the years and will give you some tips and ideas […]

Episode 12 – Permeability

Water run off has become a big issue in the design and hardscape world, especially in ocean side communities. In this week’s episode Dean & Derek dive into what makes a stone or paver project permeable, how to prep the base, and what are your options for jointing products. This is one of the fastest […]