Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the white residue that appears on paving stones and retaining walls after they are installed?
It is a curing agent called efflorescence. It takes approximately one year to work its way out. A cleansing product can be applied to speed this process up if so desired.
2. Why aren’t some of the spaces in-between my paving stones filled with sand?
The specifications on paving stones conclude that the joints only need to be filled three-quarters of the way to maintain their integrity.
3. Do ponds require a lot of maintenance?
No. Once the pond has a proper ecological balance it takes care of itself.
4. How often should I water trees and shrubs?
This answer depends on soil type and temperature. Typically, the average for trees and shrubs is 1″ of water per week.