ASK A PRO

Well you asked, we answered. Welcome to our "Ask a Pro” library where you can find some of our most frequently answered questions and some sage advice offered up from the Balboni team. You’ll also find a growing collection of DIY videos for your next home project. Got a question? Just fire away. Use our contact page and send us your questions and we’ll do our best to answer you in a timely manner.


I WANT TO ENRICH MY EXISTING VEGETABLE GARDEN BEFORE PLANTING. SHOULD I USE COMPOST AND HOW DOES IT BECOME NUTRIENT RICH?

Compost is a decomposed organic material that provides nutrients that will be used by the plants and also improves the soil structure by retaining water in sandy soils and aerating heavy soil to reduce the chances of “root rot”. The nutrients in compost release slowly over time for…

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I’VE SEEN SOME STUNNING OUTDOOR LIVING SPACES IN MAGAZINES, I WANT ONE OF MY OWN BUT DON’T KNOW HOW OR WHERE TO BEGIN!

As outdoor living spaces become more popular, our concrete paver manufacturers are developing more and more stylish hardscape products to enhance the comfort, convenience and pleasure of entertaining or relaxing outside. The concept usually includes a grilling and eating area, pulled together with…

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MY PATIO HAS A WHITE FILM ON THE SURFACE. WHAT IS IT, AND CAN IT BE CLEANED?

Yes, this can be cleaned! The white powdery film also known as "efflorescence" can occur when crystalline deposits surface on masonry. This natural occurring process can take up to six months to surface after your patio installation, due to the drying of your pavers. A good quality efflorescence…

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I NEED TO ORDER MY SPRING MULCH – HOW DO I FIGURE OUT HOW MUCH I NEED TO ORDER?

First, measure the area that you want to cover in your yard. For example, you have a garden bed that measures 30 feet by 6 feet. 30 x 6 = 180 square feet of surface you need to cover. You will want to cover that area with 3 inches deep of mulch. Now go to our Balboni’s home page and insert…

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