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Best Practices for Dry Laid Walls

A dry laid wall uses Ontario’s natural stone to reflect the surrounding environment. They appear as part of the landscape, making them ideal for aesthetic and practical purposes, and are used as both freestanding, or retaining walls.   Installing A Dry Laid Wall We recommend you get expert help when installing a dry laid wall.

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How Landscaping Product Warranties Should Impact Your Buying Decisions

How landscaping product warranties should impact your buying decisions Many of the hardscaping (stone) products your landscaping professional installs on your property come with manufacturer warranties. Manufacturers never want to eat the cost of a broken or faulty product, so if your product manufacturer includes a warranty, you know it expects the product to last

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Submit Your Project to the 2017 Grandies Hardscape Awards!

Calling all contractors! Submit pictures of your 2017 landscaping and hardscaping project by email to grandies@grandriverstone.comfor the 2017 Grandies. Projects are evaluated across 8 categories, including: Best use of Unilock Best use of Permacon Best use of Techo-Bloc Best use of Water Best use of Fire Best use of Natural Stone Best use of Lighting

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Winners of the 2016 Grandies!

The Second Annual Grandies Hardscape Awards were nothing short of a giant success yet again! We received an overwhelming amount of amazing entries and submissions this year, showcasing some fantastic talent and workmanship. We want to extend our congratulations to all the finalists. It was a tough competition and we were floored by the ingenuity

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A simple guide to choosing a landscaper for your job

Choosing a landscaper for your next garden project–big or small–need not be a daunting task, but it is important and takes some planning and research. Many a home owner has not thought out his project needs and desires ahead of time and has been left with a result that cost too much or simply looked or performed a lot differently

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Buff Up Your Property Value With Landscaping

It turns out landscaping is one of the best investments you can make in your home. If you want to know where to spend your investment and how much of that investment will return to you if you decide to sell, take a look at our newest infographic below. When you’re ready to invest in

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Know what the consumer is responsible for; know what the lighting contractor is responsible for

Landscape Ontario, the trade organization governing more than 2,000 certified horticultural professionals across the province, benefits from keeping homeowners educated. It means the clients its members serves can better appreciate the quality of work horticultural professionals produce. Find the full text below and make sure the landscape lighting you pay for is up to snuff.

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How to Install Stone Steps

A great accent for your walkways and paths is a set of stone steps on any gradation on your property. Proper planning and preparation of the ground are vital to installing stone steps that last. Get ready for some dirty work! 1. Plan the location and materials First you’re going to have to choose the

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