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First, what is a pergola? A pergola in essence is a type of gazebo that is usually open lattice or cross beams. It provides the opportunity to support flowers with vines and creates natural and beautiful shade. Where would you add a pergola to your outdoor living space? Generally a pergola is a feature that you would add onto your patio. There are also options for one to be added to a walkway which would give extra shade for the walkway. A pergola can be constructed out of a variety of materials include wood, aluminum, fiberglass, vinyl and more! Depending on what type of materialRead More →

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With everyone being at home, having pools installed is very popular this year. Many pool companies that we work with, are booked through the rest of the summer and beyond installing pools. In addition to installing a pool, something else you’ll want to add is a beautiful patio around it for lounging and entertaining purposes. There are a variety of hardscaping material to use around the pool and when deciding what the best option is, there are a few things you want to think about. It doesn’t get slippery when wet. This could cause many injuries that you shouldn’t have to deal with. The materialRead More →

Gardening tools and a straw hat on the grass in the garden

Chances are, being stuck at home is making you walk around your house and you’re realizing you need to do something with your yard. Even if you’re planning on having us do your hardscaping project, adding a garden is something you can in your free time! This month, we’re providing a few tips on how to pick the right flowers for your garden. There are many types of flowers and bushes out there, and it can be very overwhelming when it comes to deciding what to incorporate. Let’s see if we can help you narrow your selection down! Location You first need to think aboutRead More →

I think it is perfect timing to take a break from advertising my business for this month, and pay tribute to my hero, Nancy Kurtz.  My aunt has been serving patients at the Reading Hospital for over 30 years now, and continues to serve her patients faithfully every day.  I think it is important at this time in the world, to acknowledge and recognize the work that the healthcare professionals so and the services they provide on a daily basis, especially now. I’m sure it is very unsettling, if not downright scary, to head into work and go through all these new protocols, just toRead More →

stone patio wall

Even if you have a paver patio, over time you may find that you no longer like the look of it, or you want to increase your outdoor living space by adding on to it. For times like this, it may be time to update your patio. A Stone’s Throw can help! Time for something new? While pavers can last a very long time, sometimes something we liked one day, we discover years later we want something new. This happens with many updates we make in our house, so why should your patio be any different? If you’re ready for something new, here at ARead More →

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Many of us are happy that this winter hasn’t been too bad weather-wise, but let’s be honest all of us are still looking forward to the upcoming spring and summer seasons! These seasons are a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the weather. One way many of us do this is by spending time on our patios and porches. On those really hot days, the thought of turning on an oven in our house is not so appealing, and many of us just head outdoors and turn on the grill. What would you think about turning that outdoor grilling up a notch by havingRead More →

A Stone's Throw Landscapers and Hardscapers provide many varieties of hardscaping and landscaping projects to Allentown, Wyomissing, Leesport, and Hamburg PA like outdoor lighting, masonry, custom outdoor spaces, and tons of outdoor projects you can decide!

One great way to add curb appeal to your home is by improving the look of your mailbox. Let’s be honest, many mailboxes look generic and boring. Those same mailboxes are attached to a metal or wooden post that could potentially be ruined if someone would accidentally hit it. Or then there are those plastic ones, they are less than desirable. In the end, there are many reasons why you would want to consider upgrading the look of your mailbox. Whatever your reasoning for wanting to improve the look, here at A Stone’s Throw we can handle the job! Whether you want natural stone orRead More →

authentic wood walls and ceiling with stone pillar and wood stove heating

Have you, at times, walked around your home and felt like it needed something new? Maybe you were thinking about adding a fresh coat of paint or changing out the furniture. But, have you thought about adding stone accents to your home? There are several ways that stone can be incorporated in the interior of your home. They include: Backsplash Fireplace and chimney Accent wall Bar When adding a stone accent to the interior of your home, you can either go with natural stone or manufactured stone veneer. They both have their own pros and cons and depending on the job, one may be betterRead More →

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As the temperature goes down, we find ourselves spending more time indoors. If we have a fireplace, we are spending that time around the roaring fire. Have you looked at your fireplace lately and thought it could use a facelift? Maybe it is brick or maybe there isn’t much too it, but turning it into something more with stone veneer may give it the look you have been hoping for. There are several options to choose from when it comes to picking out the style of your fireplace. Whether you want it from floor to ceiling, to give it that grand look, or keep itRead More →

A Stone's Throw Landscapers and Hardscapers provide many varieties of hardscaping and landscaping projects to Allentown, Wyomissing, Leesport, and Hamburg PA like outdoor lighting, masonry, custom outdoor spaces, and tons of outdoor projects you can decide!

Is it time to give your kitchen a facelift? Maybe you’re looking to sell or just want to give your kitchen a fresh new look. Whatever your reasoning for remodeling your kitchen, there is no doubt you are going to have a lot of decisions to make. Do you gut the whole thing and start fresh? Do you reuse your cabinets and countertops? What about your floors? We hope we didn’t just overwhelm you, but there is a lot to think about for remodeling your kitchen. One section you need to think about is your backsplash. In this day and age there are a vastRead More →