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10 Mulch FAQs on Types, Benefits, and Effective Usage in Your Garden

February 7, 2024 by Grand River Natural Stone

Mulch is a garden’s best friend. This simple yet wholly beneficial material plays a key role in the health and appearance of your garden. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting, understanding mulch is key to successful growing. In this article, you will learn:  What mulch is and its critical role in gardening.  The

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7 Retaining Wall Styles to Consider for Your Outdoor Spaces

February 5, 2024 by Grand River Natural Stone

Retaining walls are not just functional elements in landscaping; they are also artistic statements. When constructed with bricks, blocks or natural stone, they provide a timeless and robust solution for managing sloped terrains and enhancing aesthetic appeal. In this guide, we will explore the different types of stone retaining walls, ensuring you find the perfect

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Do You Need a Retaining Wall? 7 Warning Signs of Soil Erosion & More

November 15, 2023 by Grand River Natural Stone

Retaining walls aren’t just decorative elements; they can be essential for both structural and aesthetic reasons. They protect, define, and enhance landscapes. Here are seven definitive signs indicating that your property may benefit from a retaining wall.  1. Steep Slopes  Properties with steep gradients often face erosion challenges, especially when subjected to heavy rain. Retaining

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Fireplace Safety During the Holidays (With Infographic)

October 18, 2023 by Grand River Natural Stone

Your fireplace is going to be very busy over the holiday season, providing warmth and a cozy atmosphere throughout the home. But, before you enjoy a crackling fire this winter, you should make certain your fireplace is up for the task with these vital safety tips, courtesy of Grand River Natural Stone. Fireplace Safety Tips

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Thinking of Building a Retaining Wall? Check Out This Comprehensive FAQ Guide

September 20, 2023 by Grand River Natural Stone

Building a retaining wall doesn’t have to be complicated. While they must be practical, they can also be stylish and durable. Thinking of putting one up? Check out our FAQ guide below for all you need to know.  What’s the Purpose of a Retaining Wall?   The primary purpose of a retaining wall is to

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How to Cut Pavers: A Step-by-Step Guide to Personalize Your Outdoor Space

August 16, 2023 by Grand River Natural Stone

Cutting pavers might seem like a specialist’s job, but it’s something you can do right at home. Whether you’re laying down a path, building a patio, or adding decorative touches to your garden, cutting pavers allows you to customize and adapt materials to fit your design perfectly. In this guide, we’ll explore two main ways

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Paving Slabs vs. Interlocking Pavers: Which is the Better Choice?

July 26, 2023 by Grand River Natural Stone

Upgrading your outdoor hardscaping? Paving slabs and interlocking pavers often top the list of choices. Although they may seem similar, each offers unique benefits and challenges. Let’s explore the ins and outs of these popular landscaping materials.  What’s the Difference Between Interlock and Paving Slabs?  The primary difference lies in the size and design of

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Outdoor Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dad

June 16, 2023 by Grand River Natural Stone

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18. Are you thinking of getting Dad another necktie or bottle of cologne? If Dad loves spending time outside–or he loves showing off his patio pavers to family or friends–then why not get him some outdoor gifts he’ll love to use? And not just on Father’s Day, but throughout the

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8 Ways to Conserve Water When Landscaping This Summer (With Infographic)

June 4, 2023 by Grand River Natural Stone

We go all winter with a bare yard, no colour, and brown plants. So it’s only natural, when spring and summer come around, that you want to indulge in lush greenery throughout your property. But that increase in outdoor water usage comes with a price – figuratively and literally. In this article, we discuss ways

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Filling in the Gaps: Transform Your Patio with These Paver Joint Fillers

June 2, 2023 by Grand River Natural Stone

Paving stone gaps, often called joints, are integral to the overall design and functionality of your patio. While they give your landscape a unique look, these gaps can sometimes be a source of inconvenience due to uneven surfaces and weed growth. Here are four options for filling paving stone gaps so you can keep your

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