R & S Hardscaping Launches New Website

  • By Rachel Kline
  • 04 Dec, 2015

Enjoy our new website - More to come soon! 

Commercial Snow removal by R & S Hardscaping
We hope you enjoy our new and improved website. We'll be sharing more news and information soon! Our team is staying busy with commercial snow removal right now but looking forward to spring! For now feel free to contact us with any questions or to request a quote.

Hardscaping News

By Rachel Kline 19 Apr, 2016

Rain gardens are a simple and cost efficient way to reduce your contribution to stormwater pollution. We can help you create a rain garden that not only looks beautiful, but serves as a natural filter for your property’s storm water runoff.

Here’s how it works:

Rain gardens are built strategically to capture rainwater from your roof, driveway and sidewalks. As the water slowly soaks into the ground, the plants and rocks in the rain garden naturally filter out contaminants to release clean water back into the eco system. In fact, rain gardens can absorb as much as 40 percent more water than a standard lawn!

At R & S Hardscaping we’ve designed countless rain gardens that mimic the natural absorption and pollutant removal activities of a forest or meadow. If your landscaping is prone to washout or your lawn remains soggy for days after a storm, a rain garden can help. By creating a custom garden to capture your stormwater runoff and filter it slowly back into the ground you’ll avoid standing water that can lead to a soggy lawn, and you’ll enjoy the benefits of a beautiful garden that won’t wash out.

Rain gardens are dug into the ground and filled with stone and plants that will naturally filter stormwater. Some gardens are dug 4” – 8” deep and large scale projects may be as deep as 1’ – 2’ which makes them extremely absorbent and cost efficient. Most rain gardens can be installed without permits or heavy equipment and they are a great way to reduce the pollution from your home or business. If you’re in the market for a custom rain garden or you’d like to learn more, contact us today!

By Rachel Kline 26 Mar, 2016

Spring is here and your sleeping pond is ready to come alive! There are some simple steps you can take to help your pond or water garden bounce back from a long winter for an easy transition to the warm weather months. Here are some tips from our team of pond and hardscaping experts:

Plan Ahead
It’s still early spring so use this time to plan any improvements or changes to your pond this year. Maybe this is the year to add a fountain or a waterfall – or maybe you need a better, energy-efficient water pump. Our team can design a beautiful water feature to make your pond stand out so if this is the year for big changes, give us a call.  

Stock Up On Supplies
Think about what might make your pond maintenance easier and make a list of the products and supplies you need to purchase. Maybe that’s a better net or a pair of chest waders to keep you dry and warm while wading through 50 degree water. Make sure to stock up on essentials like tubing and other items that come in handy during an emergency. Spring cleaning isn’t limited to your closets and bathroom tile – take inventory of your outdoor equipment and get rid of anything broken or unused.

As leaves break down your pond’s pH levels can drop, releasing harmful ammonia and providing nutrients for algae. To keep your pond in check be sure to stock up on products like pH adjusters, bio additives, and ammonia detoxifiers. Early spring is the perfect time to plan ahead so use this time to get your ducks in a row, so opening your pond is the easy part!

Check Plumbing & Electrical
Make sure your water pump and other electrical components are in working order and check for cracks in the filter or kinks in the plumbing line. If anything is damaged or not working properly be sure to replace it – this will make pond opening easier.

Start Thinking About Plants
On a warm day, remove some water from your pond to start your plant maintenance. With less water you’ll be able to get in and move your plants around and remove debris more easily. Make sure to take care of plant roots and divide and repot overgrown plants. This is the perfect opportunity to add plant food and when you refill your pond remember to use a dechlorinator.

Don’t Stress Your Fish
The constant temperature changes during springtime can be hard on your fish, especially goldfish and Koi. By turning off your fountains and waterfalls during cold spells you can keep your pond from taking a temperature dive. When water temperatures are consistently above 40 degrees it is safe to start feeding your fish again. Start with an easy to digest wheat germ based food and be sure to add some pond salt – this will help your fish fight off parasites and bacterial infections naturally. By taking precaution your fish will remain healthy and happy! If you have any questions or want to make any big changes to your pond or water garden this year, contact us today – our team can design a waterfall or start from scratch and create plans for a whole new pond. The opportunities are endless and we’re happy to help.


By Rachel Kline 04 Dec, 2015
We hope you enjoy our new and improved website. We'll be sharing more news and information soon! Our team is staying busy with commercial snow removal right now but looking forward to spring! For now feel free to contact us with any questions or to request a quote.

Hardscaping News

By Rachel Kline 19 Apr, 2016

Rain gardens are a simple and cost efficient way to reduce your contribution to stormwater pollution. We can help you create a rain garden that not only looks beautiful, but serves as a natural filter for your property’s storm water runoff.

Here’s how it works:

Rain gardens are built strategically to capture rainwater from your roof, driveway and sidewalks. As the water slowly soaks into the ground, the plants and rocks in the rain garden naturally filter out contaminants to release clean water back into the eco system. In fact, rain gardens can absorb as much as 40 percent more water than a standard lawn!

At R & S Hardscaping we’ve designed countless rain gardens that mimic the natural absorption and pollutant removal activities of a forest or meadow. If your landscaping is prone to washout or your lawn remains soggy for days after a storm, a rain garden can help. By creating a custom garden to capture your stormwater runoff and filter it slowly back into the ground you’ll avoid standing water that can lead to a soggy lawn, and you’ll enjoy the benefits of a beautiful garden that won’t wash out.

Rain gardens are dug into the ground and filled with stone and plants that will naturally filter stormwater. Some gardens are dug 4” – 8” deep and large scale projects may be as deep as 1’ – 2’ which makes them extremely absorbent and cost efficient. Most rain gardens can be installed without permits or heavy equipment and they are a great way to reduce the pollution from your home or business. If you’re in the market for a custom rain garden or you’d like to learn more, contact us today!

By Rachel Kline 26 Mar, 2016

Spring is here and your sleeping pond is ready to come alive! There are some simple steps you can take to help your pond or water garden bounce back from a long winter for an easy transition to the warm weather months. Here are some tips from our team of pond and hardscaping experts:

Plan Ahead
It’s still early spring so use this time to plan any improvements or changes to your pond this year. Maybe this is the year to add a fountain or a waterfall – or maybe you need a better, energy-efficient water pump. Our team can design a beautiful water feature to make your pond stand out so if this is the year for big changes, give us a call.  

Stock Up On Supplies
Think about what might make your pond maintenance easier and make a list of the products and supplies you need to purchase. Maybe that’s a better net or a pair of chest waders to keep you dry and warm while wading through 50 degree water. Make sure to stock up on essentials like tubing and other items that come in handy during an emergency. Spring cleaning isn’t limited to your closets and bathroom tile – take inventory of your outdoor equipment and get rid of anything broken or unused.

As leaves break down your pond’s pH levels can drop, releasing harmful ammonia and providing nutrients for algae. To keep your pond in check be sure to stock up on products like pH adjusters, bio additives, and ammonia detoxifiers. Early spring is the perfect time to plan ahead so use this time to get your ducks in a row, so opening your pond is the easy part!

Check Plumbing & Electrical
Make sure your water pump and other electrical components are in working order and check for cracks in the filter or kinks in the plumbing line. If anything is damaged or not working properly be sure to replace it – this will make pond opening easier.

Start Thinking About Plants
On a warm day, remove some water from your pond to start your plant maintenance. With less water you’ll be able to get in and move your plants around and remove debris more easily. Make sure to take care of plant roots and divide and repot overgrown plants. This is the perfect opportunity to add plant food and when you refill your pond remember to use a dechlorinator.

Don’t Stress Your Fish
The constant temperature changes during springtime can be hard on your fish, especially goldfish and Koi. By turning off your fountains and waterfalls during cold spells you can keep your pond from taking a temperature dive. When water temperatures are consistently above 40 degrees it is safe to start feeding your fish again. Start with an easy to digest wheat germ based food and be sure to add some pond salt – this will help your fish fight off parasites and bacterial infections naturally. By taking precaution your fish will remain healthy and happy! If you have any questions or want to make any big changes to your pond or water garden this year, contact us today – our team can design a waterfall or start from scratch and create plans for a whole new pond. The opportunities are endless and we’re happy to help.


By Rachel Kline 04 Dec, 2015
We hope you enjoy our new and improved website. We'll be sharing more news and information soon! Our team is staying busy with commercial snow removal right now but looking forward to spring! For now feel free to contact us with any questions or to request a quote.
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