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Why It’s Important to Mulch One Last Time Before Winter Arrives

In the spring and summer, we use mulch to retain moisture in the soil, keep the weeds at bay and add a beautiful, consistent texture to our landscaping. In the winter, mulch takes on a whole new role in keeping our gardens healthy. Mulch to Regulate Soil Temperature Once the ground freezes your garden plants

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The Products More Contractors and Homeowners Will Use This Summer

Every year, with changes in weather and design trends, we see different products grow in popularity. The snowy winter and strange, wet, windy, brief spring left lots of homeowners and contractors shopping for three products more than others. Mulch Topsoil Brick veneer When your project gets underway this spring or summer, make sure you have

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Landscaping Lighting 101

Adding landscape lighting to your patio or backyard is a great way to add enjoyment to your outdoor living spaces and boost the value of your home too. Before you start installing these illuminating landscape accessories, you should become familiar with some of the basics of outdoor lighting. Planning your landscape lighting installation As you

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5 Reasons Why Natural Mulch is Better Than Rubber Mulch

One’s organic and the other isn’t. Besides that, what are the other differences between rubber and natural mulch? There’s plenty, actually. As with many things in life, natural is the way to go. It’s just better for your garden and the environment in general. At Grand River Natural Stone we exclusively carry natural mulch because

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All About Permeable Pavements | This Stuff is Amazing!

Permeable pavements provide a solid ground surface that’s strong enough to take heavy loads like cars and trucks and porous enough to allow water to reach the soil underneath. A wide variety of permeable or pervious pavements are available, including bricks, interlocking pavers, pervious concrete, gravel, and more. These are becoming more and more popular.

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How Are Steel Beams Rated?

Compared to wood, structural steel has a wider range of strengths and a higher degree of conformity, which makes them useful in construction projects. Load bearing characteristics are guaranteed by international standards, which means designers can rely on specified dimensions, weight and other properties for their projects. Applications of Steel Beams Structural steel is a

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Five Safety Tips for New Landscapers

Depending on your personality, landscaping and gardening may seem either idyllic activities or pure drudgery. Often, they are neither of these. Unless you are simply pulling weeds from the flowerbeds, these enterprises involve blunt and sharp instruments of destruction, often with powerful electric or gas motors attached to them. Thus, it pays to keep safety

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