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How to Create Fire Resistant Landscaping to Protect Your Lawn from Wildfire

How to Create Fire Resistant Landscaping to Protect Your Lawn from Wildfire

By Reed Santee / March 12, 2021

Wildfires are extremely damaging to the environment as they can destroy acres of land in a surprisingly short amount of time. Every year, thousands of homeowners lose their homes and land to these natural disasters. Alarmingly, 25% of the fires in the United States destroyed non-federal land and damaged 10,500 homes. One big reason why…

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10 Reasons to Install Interlocking Pavers

By Reed Santee / January 11, 2021

Most of us put little thought into the design of our driveway. But upgrading your home’s driveway or other outdoor spaces with interlocking pavers can make a huge impact on your home’s curb appeal. Plus, it offers a long list of benefits beyond just how it looks. Interlocking pavers are stones that are shaped to…

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Why Is Erosion Control Important After a Wildfire?

By Reed Santee / November 19, 2020

Wildfires are unfortunately becoming more common every year. These devastating events are not just destructive while the flames are raging – they can also be catastrophic long after the smoke clears without erosion control. According to the Insurance Information Institute, 8.6 million acres of land were destroyed by wildfires in 2020 (compared to 4.6 million…

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Your Short Guide to Three Kinds of Retaining Walls

Your Short Guide to Three Kinds of Retaining Walls

By Reed Santee / September 14, 2020

Consider a retaining wall project if unstable and sloped terrains are making living harder. Retaining walls can contain large and small hillsides (both uphill and downhill), prevent soil erosion, block landslides, and create a more useful area for paths, driveways, patios, and any construction that needs a flat surface. Unlike wood, the walls don’t rot…

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The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide to Natural Thin Stone Veneer

By Reed Santee / September 8, 2020

Stone has long been a staple in home design and décor – for both interior and exterior designs. Natural stone can create a beautiful and impressive aesthetic that can fit with nearly any design style or color scheme. However, stone can be extremely heavy and expensive, depending on the material. Thankfully, a natural thin stone…

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New Store Hours Update

By Reed Santee / May 22, 2020

News Update! We are changing our store hours back to full time including Saturdays as of June 1st. We are also closed Saturday, May 23rd, and Monday, May 25th on account of Memorial Day to Honor our Heroes of Freedom. We wish you all a happy and safe weekend. See you Tuesday!

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How to Build and Use Retaining Walls in Your Yard

How To Build And Use Retaining Walls In Your Yard?

By Reed Santee / February 26, 2020

So, you picked out the perfect-looking retaining wall stones for your yard. The color and design of your retaining wall material match your house and garden perfectly. You know it’s going to make your yard the nicest on the block. But… how do you build and use a retaining wall in your yard? It is…

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Obituary of Richard Santee

Obituary of Richard Santee

By Reed Santee / January 2, 2020

Dear Patrons of Central Home Supply, We regret to inform you that we will be closing at 12 pm this Saturday, 1/4/2020 to honor our beloved CEO, Rick Santee. All are encouraged to attend the memorial service at Oakwood chapel (2 pm) and wake following at Seascape golf club (3:30 pm, casual attire/work boots welcomed).…

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How To Improve The Design Of The Traditional Retaining Wall?

By Reed Santee / October 15, 2019

Retaining walls are almost everywhere you look in gardens and landscapes. You may even have one in your garden. What is a retaining wall? A retaining wall’s purpose is to retain the soil behind it, while there is no soil present on the other side. The retaining wall must be reliable and durable, as the…

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What Is the Best Way to Construct a Retaining Wall

What Is the Best Way to Construct a Retaining Wall?

By Reed Santee / July 23, 2019

Landscaping is a fantastic way to achieve the “welcome home” feeling you have always dreamed of when returning after a long day. Beyond that, it can often serve as a crucial way to protect and preserve your biggest investment! Often overlooked, proper drainage and retaining walls can be one of the most important projects on…

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