Entries by Sean

Kichler Accent Light Buyers Guide

Accent or up-lights are the biggest bang for your buck in landscape lighting – they provide the most light for the least cost/fixture. Sean breaks down the good-better-best options from Kichler Lighting when it comes to their accent lights. These are all regular stocking items for us at The Shovel.

Artificial Turf Infill Options

Your artificial turf project isn’t finished until you add infill. There are a number of options for artificial grass infill, so Sean breaks down those options in this video – silica sand, PureZeo and Envirofill.  

Deck Lighting Options from Kichler & Alliance

There’s an endless amount of options for lighting up your yard. Here are some of our favourites for addressing decks, stairs, pavers, and in-ground. Interested in seeing what landscape lighting can do for your yard? Start with a Free 48-hour Landscape Lighting Demo!

Faux Rocks Restocked!

Have something to hide? We’ve just received a fresh restock of Artificial Rocks at The Rusty Shovel. So many applications to use these in. Shop models and pricing in our Faux Rocks Online Store

Why Choose Paving Stone?

Paving stone can be one of the strongest, beautiful and most flexible pavement systems around. Instead of settling for poured concrete that can crack and shale even within the first year, paving stone is designed to withstand our freeze-that climate and provide a stunning look for decades. What makes paving stone the number one option? […]

How Much Does Landscaping Cost?

Would it surprise you to know that 8-12% of your home’s value can be found in your outdoor space? That means that for a $400,000 home, you can invest between $32,000 and $48,000 in your landscaping and feel comfortable that the value of your yard is on par with the value of your home. Now, […]

Screed Bar Buyer’s Guide

Preparing your bedding sand for paving stones is much easier when you have the proper landscape tools. Screed tools from The Rusty Shovel make things easy – featuring brands like Ox Tools and Pave Tool Innovators – from your basic aluminum screed bar, Ox Screed Bar w/ Handle and Level, or the Stand Up Quick-E […]

Tool Spotlight: Ox Tools Wood Float

Winter is a great time to take a look at tools that can help you on your landscape crew be more effective and turn out a better finished product on the job site. We’ll be highlighting a bunch of tools over the winter you can find with us here at The Rusty Shovel. First up […]