An old historic fountain built in 1926 is turned into a contemporary planter. Instead of destroying the antique fountain, Pete Cure and the homeowner decide to install a new custom made fountain from DeSantana Stone in order to add the sound of water to the courtyard.
Pete talks with Jessica Cox from Cox Cactus Farm to learn more about different types of agaves such as agave americana, agave parryi truncata, agave cornelius, and agave blue glow. They range in size anywhere from 7 inches to 7 feet wide, so homeowners have to be careful in picking out the right size for their planting project. Agaves are a great addition to any landscape, so call Cox Cactus Farm to pick out your agave today!
Pete has a lot of old vegetation to clean up at the historic project. He shows you a quick pruning method with a Sawzall power tool. Manufacturers make blades specifically for pruning trees and large shrubs. With this tool there is no need for sharpening blades as much as with a traditional chain saw. So give it a try!
DeSantana’s custom handcarved stone products are of old Mexico. The centuries old artistic techniques employed in their crafting have remained relatively unchanged since the time of the Spanish conquest. The detail resulting from these primitive methods of execution are, indeed, hallmark of authenticity hand crafted work of art.
DeSantana Stone is proud to be the largest importer and distributor of these products the United States and Canada. They feel their success is due, in part, to owning their own quarries, stone cutting plant, and central office location in Guadalajara. This allows them to supervise and inspect the production and craftsmanship to insure the artistic quality and detail our customers have come to expect.