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Mulch 101

August 3, 2021 by Grand River Natural Stone

Mulch is a popular, attractive, and affordable garden detail designed to keep weeds at bay and protect garden beds. There are many different types of mulch, which can make it a little overwhelming when choosing the best one for your landscaping project. Here we offer a complete overview of what type of mulch is best

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6 Inspiring Landscaping Ideas with Flagstone That Are Easy Enough To Be DIY

June 1, 2021 by Grand River Natural Stone

Flagstone is a beautiful natural stone product that is available in several varieties including sandstone, slate, granite, Eramosa, and more. It is a popular hardscaping choice as more homeowners look to create a sophisticated yet organic look in their gardens. It is versatile and produces a high-end look which is easily adapted to many styles

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Popular Brick Paver Patterns for Patios

May 5, 2021 by Grand River Natural Stone

If you are considering installing a new patio there are so many options available today it can be hard to know where to start. Here we review the most popular brick paver patterns to create an impressive patio for years of enjoyment and increased home value. Two-Tone Designs You can bring your brick paver pattern

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How to Repair Exterior Brick Veneer

April 1, 2021 by Grand River Natural Stone

If you spot cracks in your brick veneer it can be a little disturbing. It might seem your home is doomed to experience leaks due to poor installation. Usually, the cause of cracked brick veneer is that your installer didn’t use expansion joints, or they didn’t apply enough moisture to allow the mortar to cure.

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How to Build a Rain Garden

March 1, 2021 by Grand River Natural Stone

Rain gardens use your lawn to collect rain and melted snow running off your grass, roof, and driveway. You can use a section of your lawn to act as a natural filter for stormwater runoff, to reduce the amount of water entering the storm drain system. This helps protect local waterways from pollution, while also

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Outdoor Lighting in the Winter: 7 Things to Know

February 1, 2021 by Grand River Natural Stone

Winter allows you to make the most of your outdoor lighting with longer nights and the added drama of shimmery snow and ice. However, your outdoor lighting also provides practical use by keeping you safer in the early hours when you leave for work and in the evening when you get home. Also, the addition

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Trending Landscaping Products and Materials

January 6, 2021 by Grand River Natural Stone

Could your landscaping use a bit of a refresh? Consider adding trendy products or materials. There’s a reason that these landscaping products become trends. They don’t just add beauty, they also add function, reduce your landscape’s maintenance, and add more benefits. Explore the best landscaping material trends below. Rock Gardens Rock gardens are becoming more

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Installing Stone Veneer Over a Brick Fireplace

December 21, 2020 by Grand River Natural Stone

Stone is the in-vogue material for many interior décor styles right now, but what do you do if you have a pre-existing brick fireplace? Don’t worry, you won’t have to rip it out and start fresh. Instead, you can install a stone veneer right over top of the brick, getting the look you want without

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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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