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How to Fill Gaps in Flagstone Patio

October 1, 2020 by Grand River Natural Stone

If you’re having trouble keeping up with the weeds in your flagstone patio, the solution is to fill in the gaps. Adding new material to fill in patio gaps won’t just make maintaining the patio easier, it will also make it more beautiful, level, and safe. You can do this project all by yourself. Here’s

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The Complete Guide to Cleaning & Sealing Interlock Pavers and Slabs

July 29, 2020 by Grand River Natural Stone

Have you ever seen an interlocking driveway, pathway, or other hardscaping feature that is completely out of control? There are weeds growing in the joints, the stone itself is faded or crusted with white salt. Perhaps some stones are cracked or missing altogether. How do you prevent this from happening to your own interlocking pavers

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What Gravel is Best for Drainage?

June 1, 2020 by Grand River Natural Stone

Gravel is necessary for many landscape projects and not just beautiful rock gardens. Retaining walls and other features that require drainage make great use of large gravel to allow water to drain away faster than soil would. When you’re doing a DIY landscape project, it’s important to choose the right type of gravel. Here is

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DIY: How to Install Stone Veneer 

May 1, 2020 by Grand River Natural Stone

Stone veneer is a beautiful addition to the outside of your home, your fireplace or an accent wall. Plus, it’s a relatively simple DIY project you can complete in a weekend.  There are few projects that you can do yourself that have such a tremendous impact on your space. Follow these tips to get the

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Creating Your Oasis

April 1, 2020 by Grand River Natural Stone

You can’t install a pool and expect to create a backyard oasis. Creating a backyard oasis starts with a landscape design that is beautiful and functional. Here’s a few ideas that will help you create a backyard oasis.   Planning Your Pool   Before you start envisioning your pool, you want to create a thorough plan that

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Planning Your Landscape For All Seasons

March 5, 2020 by Grand River Natural Stone

Is your landscape plan optimized for every season? Neglecting to consider how your landscaping will look in winter can be a big mistake in Ontario. Winter is so long that we really need to include elements that can add visual interest in the winter. Fall and spring aren’t peak flower season either, but your landscape

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2020 Landscaping Trends

February 5, 2020 by Grand River Natural Stone

Does your yard need a bit of a refresh? 2020 is the perfect year to invest in some new landscaping features, as the landscape architecture trends we are seeing are sure to make your yard more functional and your home more valuable. This year, the trends in the landscape industry are heading outside of the

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Stone Veneer Fireplaces Enhance Any Space

December 3, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

Natural stone veneer has a rough yet elegant beauty to it and does wonders for transforming your home, inside and out. Available in a wide variety of colours and textures, natural stone or faux brick veneer is the perfect accent to any space, providing an opportunity to add an earthy element to both your interior

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Building a Stone Fireplace Starts with Great Stone

November 12, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

Natural stone is trending this year and while there are many areas and projects within your home where you can use full bed or thin stone veneer, none is as iconic as a fireplace. If you don’t have a fireplace in your great room, then consider building one. Building an indoor stone fireplace isn’t a

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Inground Heating Solutions: How Do Heated Driveways Work?

October 18, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

Heated driveways can save you from shovelling your driveway during the worst of the winter months. But how do heated driveways work? Are they worth the investment? Inground heating technology has advanced greatly over the years so that it’s now worth it for many families to add it to their driveway, not only for their

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