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Water Feature Winter Care Guide

December 1, 2021 by Grand River Natural Stone

Backyard water features add beautiful bubbling joy to your green space. Except, in winter, when they freeze over and can break. Just like a pool, it is essential to winterize any water features that you have in your yard. Here is a quick guide on how to care for different water features when it gets

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Sealing Interlocking Pavers and Patio Stones: A Complete Guide

November 9, 2021 by Grand River Natural Stone

Interlocking pavers and patio stones continue to be a top choice for homeowners looking to add texture and beauty to their hardscaping. However, to get the most out of your pavers and patio stones you might want to consider using a sealer to protect them and help them maintain their beauty for years to come.

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6 Exciting Exterior Home Designs with Stone and Brick

October 1, 2021 by Grand River Natural Stone

New exteriors are one of the best ways to radically alter your home’s appearance and value. Whether you have brick and want to add some stone or are thinking of adding both materials to the front of your house, there is a whole world of exciting possibilities to explore in mixing these two materials. If

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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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