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Jan
11
2017

Get green with Ygrene financing

Happy new year! First off, we would like to warmly welcome you all to the new year. 2016 was a very exciting year, a lot has changed: new staff, employees, clients, and of course many new projects were completed. In 2016 alone, our site reached 13,327 unique visitors . Thank you!   We are thrilled to...

Sep
9
2015

Belgard's New Mirage Line

Porcelain Pavers Belgard has come out with a new line of pavers, their new Mirage line. These are 3/4"-1 1/4" thick porcelain outdoor pavers that come in several colors and finishes. This Mirage line has came from Italy where they have been operating for over 40 years. The idea itself first started to spark...

Mar
27
2015

Do you need to Lighten up?

Whether its your back yard, front yard or place of business. Lights play a major role in completing an overall look for your evening hours. With lights you can make an area of interest stand out, make it easy to see an entry or highlight a pathway, perfect for entertaining purposes, provide an inviting environment, enhance the look...

Mar
6
2015

Trending Now: Succulents for Home Gardens

  Top 5 Succulents + DIY Succulent Terrarium Succulents are easy-care plants that add bold forms, texture and color to gardens and containers inside and outside of your home. Continue reading if you would like to hear about some of my top picks and how to create your own Succulent Terrarium incorporating some of...

Feb
27
2015

What is the best Paver Color for my Home?

What is the best Paver Color for my Home?   One of the hardest disiocions for a client is always color… Color is a powerful decorating tool that can visually expand or contract an area or add the impression of light, depth, warmth or coolness. Light colors reflect the light and open up an area whereas darker...

Feb
20
2015

Stone Veneer Revolution

Stone Veneer is used to decorate an area or wall, it can help accent a surface and boost overall appearance of the area. In my opinion I prefer Natural Stone Veneer as opposed to Artificial Stone Veneer. I feel it gives a more organic touch to an area and the ripples in the stone look effortlessly natural, as opposed to something...

Feb
6
2015

Real or Fake? Green Advantages and FAQ’s on Synthetic Grass:

Real or Fake? Green Advantages and FAQ’s on Synthetic Grass: Home owners today are looking for alternative options to landscape their home that will lower watering costs and still look beautiful. Implementing Synthetic grass instead of Natural Sod, not only saves you money on your water bill but benefits the...

Jan
30
2015

Step it up a Notch

Step it up a Notch No Running around the pool!!! Is what most of us have heard when near a pool edge or seeing the children running around the pool. With the fear of the kids slipping into the pools when they are running, a solution has been discovered. Why not put pavers around the pool to create a visually...

Jan
23
2015

Fire Pit Toppings

Decorative Options for my Fire pit If you have a fire pit or are planning on having one installed in the future, then this is something you need to think about. What options are there to put inside your fire pit? What is going to best describe your style, or the look you are going for? Have you even looked into the array of...

Dec
16
2014

The Kitchen is the 'Heart of the Home': Celebrate, Relax, Share & Grill!

  The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home: Celebrate, Relax, Share & Grill!   The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home. Can’t argue with that! It is the central place in a home where people come together and not just make food that feeds our souls, but creates memories that last with us forever. A...

Nov
28
2014

Employee Spotlight: Paola Plascencia- Designer

At Apollo Pavers, we believe that our greatest strength is our staff. We are proud of our dedicated team of unique and talented employees who work together to make each project a success. One Apollo Pavers employee is featured in our blog each month. Read on to meet our Project Coordinator and Lead Designer-   Paola Plascencia...

Nov
3
2014

Putting your own Unique Touch on your New Pavers

If you are planning a future paver project it is important to consider these: Colors, Variety(or types) of Pavers, and Pattern. There are so many options you can play around with, that you can truly create something that is customized just for you. Color Contrasting : Each style of pavers come in an array of different...

Oct
31
2014

Global Textures: European Hardscape Inspiration

Based on my recent trip to Europe I have compiled a few observations of individual countries use of hardscape. The movements of intricate work that flows organically with its busy surroundings, and some symmetrically intertwined; All its unique applications which can inspire your next outdoor space project! Portugal:...

Sep
30
2014

Lose the Lawn & Lower your Water Usage: Drought Tolerant Landscape

  With serious water shortages in California and conservation warnings issued by the government, now is an excellent time to rethink your current landscape and how drought tolerant plants can offer a beautiful alternative to your typical grass lawn. Not only do these plants reduce your water usage but they still create an...

Sep
22
2014

Employee Spotlight: Jesus Herrera

At Apollo Pavers, we believe that our greatest strength is our staff. We are proud of our dedicated team of unique and talented employees who work together to make each project a success. One Apollo Pavers employee is featured in our blog each month. Read on to meet our Design Consultant & Salesman - Jesus Herrera...

Sep
19
2014

Using Columns as a Focal Point

Columns are a unique design element that can transform any patio or entrance to seem more welcoming. Columns are made of the same quality material as the pavers themselves and are the finishing touch to any paver project.  The picture below is a great example of how the paver columns finish off the entrance to the...

Sep
12
2014

Three Beautiful Shade Trees to Consider for your Home

California is a beautifully sunny place, but sometimes the sun can get in the way of us actually going out and enjoying the day. Here are three beautiful trees to consider for your home if you are in need of a little shade.   Royal Empress Tree The royal empress tree has been in the united stated since...

Sep
3
2014

Outdoor Features- Entertaining even after Summer!

1. Lighting: It’s easy to enjoy your backyard on a sunny Summer afternoon, but how about at dusk when the sun goes down? Its times like these that outdoor landscape lighting comes in handy. When you spend time outdoors with family and friends, you’ll need adequate outdoor lighting to illuminate your landscape &...

Aug
26
2014

Aug
7
2014

Concrete vs. Pavers: Which one to choose?

When choosing a pavement material for your new project, there is more to know than just what meets the eye. While concrete might seem like the ‘affordable’ decision to achieve the look and not break the bank, poor durability and difficult repairs have a great impact not just on appearance, but also on the long term...

Dec
23
2013

Renovating your Driveway with Pavers

Driveways are the single largest piece of hardware in modern day homes. Why settle for dull flat concrete? Make your driveway a statement centerpiece of your home’s exterior, with a custom paver design today! Traditional surfacing materials limit the curb appeal of your home. Concrete pavers are more affordable than...

Dec
8
2013

5 Colorful Ways to Soften Your Hardscape

Whether you are thinking of replacing a concrete patio with colorful pavers or just browsing ideas for a future projects in your yard, adding the right combination of plants will highlight your hardscape by creating a colorful contrast of textures. The defined lines and bold look of pavers create a sense of organization and order...

Nov
19
2013

Think Green with Turf Block

Not sure what to do with an outdoor surface like a driveway or patio? Turf Block is an innovative alternative to standard interlocking pavers or concrete, while still giving your outdoor space a beautiful hardscape. This permeable paver is a “Green” option to landscaping, uniquely transforming the design of your...

Jul
2
2013

Happy Fourth of July!

In observance of Independence Day, we will be closed July 4th. We hope all of you have a safe and happy fourth of July! "This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave" -Elmer Davis

Nov
20
2012

Small Business Saturday

Support your favorite small business. This November 24th is Small Business Saturday®, a day to celebrate and support the local small businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country. Apollo Pavers is proud to take part in Small Business Saturday, and we’re encouraging everyone to Shop...

Sep
10
2012

Welcome to the new Apollo Pavers website!

We are very excited to announce the launch of our new and improved website! This is something that we’ve had under wraps and have been diligently working on for a few months now. Our goal was to create a website that not only tells you a little bit about who Apollo Pavers is, but that also allows you to be inspired by our project...