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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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Should You Mulch in the Fall?

October 1, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

If you’re new to mulching, you may wonder if you should mulch in the fall. While you may think that adding mulch to your garden beds or landscape seems counterproductive for the cooler seasons, laying mulch in the fall is actually the most beneficial in Canadian climates as it provides frost and winter protection for

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DIY Retaining Walls Construction

September 11, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

Constructing a DIY retaining wall isn’t a job to be taken lightly. To ensure the wall is stable and safe, it’s important to use materials that are engineered to the wall’s specifications, and then to construct the wall correctly. In this guide, we will demystify the process and give you straight forward tips to follow

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Heat Up Your Backyard Décor with Fire Features

August 1, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

Fire features are the perfect way to add some flare to your backyard décor. They can contribute both light and heat to create a cozy atmosphere that your family and friends will want to spend time in, especially on those perfect summer evenings. If you’re only picturing a campfire, think again! There are many alternative

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What is a Rock Garden?

July 17, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

As the name suggests, rock gardens are gardens that are designed to emphasize the use of different rocks and stones in combination with different plants. Homeowners can use rock gardens to tackle problem areas in their yards or build up flat areas, while others simply want to get more creative with their space and create

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