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Stamped concrete vs. Pavers & slabs pros cons

Stamped Concrete vs. Pavers & Slabs: Weighing the Pros and Cons

By Reed Santee / January 12, 2023

When it comes to redoing a path, patio, or driveway, concrete is the go-to material. Compared to other options, concrete is often the right balance of durability and cost-effectiveness. Additionally, modern products come in a variety of textures and colors to match almost any design.  But are all concrete products created equal?  When choosing a…

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Central home supply gives back to the community – and the local economy

Central Home Supply Gives Back to the Community – and the Local Economy

By Reed Santee / November 17, 2022

At Central Home Supply, we aim to do more than just provide landscaping services to Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley. We want to help create a more enjoyable community for the next generation. Our Santa Cruz location recently donated two yards of playground fibar to the Santa Cruz Parent Education Nursery School (SCPENS). The materials…

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15 backyard pool landscaping ideas you will love

15 Backyard Pool Landscaping Ideas You’ll Love

By Reed Santee / May 12, 2022

Are you one of the 10.4 million Americans who own a swimming pool? If so, you may be looking for some landscaping ideas that will make your pool area more inviting and enjoyable. Your backyard pool should be a place where you can relax and enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. If the surrounding…

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Building patio with pavers

What You Need to Know About Building a Patio with Pavers

By Reed Santee / January 5, 2022

There’s nothing quite like relaxing outdoors on your patio and enjoying nature with your friends and family. Patios are the perfect place to host dinners, cookouts, get-togethers, and quality bonding time with loved ones. More and more people are investing in building or expanding patios and outdoor spaces these days. According to a recent survey…

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How to create stunning landscape stone steps

How to Create a Stunning Landscape with Stone Steps

By Reed Santee / January 5, 2022

When it comes to creating the outdoor space of your dreams, sometimes function has to come before design. But this is not the case when you need to build stairs and pathways to make it easier to walk through your property! There are lots of benefits to investing in landscape stone designs. Not only is…

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Picture of a beautiful house with interlocking pavers

10 Reasons to Install Interlocking Pavers

By Reed Santee / December 28, 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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Meet the Techo Team: Product Knowledge Training and Open House

By Reed Santee / June 18, 2021

Join Us in Our Upcoming Techo Bloc Product Knowledge Training June 29th, 2021 10am – 11am   And Discover the Latest Innovations with HD2 and HD2+ Technology! June 29th, 2021 8am – 12pm Lunch at noon!   RSVP service@centralhomesupply.com · 831-440-0763. You can also visit our Facebook Event page for more info.

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Techo Bloc Pavers: Everything You Need to Know About HD2 Blocs

By Reed Santee / May 13, 2021

Techo Bloc has long been a premier brand for any landscape feature design.  Techo Bloc pavers and slabs are available in a wide range of styles and textures to match your home’s structure and style. At Central Home Supply, we proudly offer HD2 pavers, one of Techo’s most durable products designed to provide a lasting…

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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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Forest fire, wildfire burning tree in red and orange color at night

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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