How to Protect Pavers & Patio Stones in the Winter

September 15, 2022 by Grand River Natural Stone

Our winters are harsh on everything outside, including our pavers and patio stones. While they are engineered to handle the cold weather and do so better than many other hardscaping materials, it is still wise to give them a bit of extra protection. One of the best things you can do to protect your pavers

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Different Types of Landscaping Rockery for Your Garden

May 6, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

The world is full of vibrant, unique and natural rocks. Discover how you can have them all in your garden with landscape rockery. Exploring Different Types of River Rock for Landscaping Your Garden Landscaping rocks can play many roles in your garden, from river beds and garden borders to pond edging and rock gardens. Depending

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Best Practices for Dry Laid Walls

April 9, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

A dry laid wall uses Ontario’s natural stone to reflect the surrounding environment. They appear as part of the landscape, making them ideal for aesthetic and practical purposes, and are used as both freestanding, or retaining walls.   Installing A Dry Laid Wall We recommend you get expert help when installing a dry laid wall.

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How Landscaping Product Warranties Should Impact Your Buying Decisions

March 10, 2018 by Grand River Natural Stone

How landscaping product warranties should impact your buying decisions Many of the hardscaping (stone) products your landscaping professional installs on your property come with manufacturer warranties. Manufacturers never want to eat the cost of a broken or faulty product, so if your product manufacturer includes a warranty, you know it expects the product to last

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Submit Your Project to the 2017 Grandies Hardscape Awards!

November 29, 2017 by Grand River Natural Stone

Calling all contractors! Submit pictures of your 2017 landscaping and hardscaping project by email to [email protected] the 2017 Grandies. Projects are evaluated across 8 categories, including: Best use of Unilock Best use of Permacon Best use of Techo-Bloc Best use of Water Best use of Fire Best use of Natural Stone Best use of Lighting

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Winners of the 2016 Grandies!

October 2, 2017 by Grand River Natural Stone

The Second Annual Grandies Hardscape Awards were nothing short of a giant success yet again! We received an overwhelming amount of amazing entries and submissions this year, showcasing some fantastic talent and workmanship. We want to extend our congratulations to all the finalists. It was a tough competition and we were floored by the ingenuity

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Your Spring Landscape Clean-Up Checklist

February 4, 2016 by Grand River Natural Stone

The first day of spring (March 20) is about a month away. The perfect time to take stock of any work that needs to be done. At Grand River Natural Stone, we want to help. We’ve put together a helpful spring landscape checklist of tasks you should get started on sooner, rather than later.  

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The value of good customer service | Why it’s important to treat customers right

February 16, 2015 by Grand River Natural Stone

As a business, likely your goals are geared toward being the absolute best at your trade. Whether providing a service or product, a business has to show absolute confidence in their work to succeed. However, another skill of utmost importance – and one some companies unfortunately neglect – is strong customer service. In a world

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A simple guide to choosing a landscaper for your job

January 30, 2015 by Grand River Natural Stone

Choosing a landscaper for your next garden project–big or small–need not be a daunting task, but it is important and takes some planning and research. Many a home owner has not thought out his project needs and desires ahead of time and has been left with a result that cost too much or simply looked or performed a lot differently

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How to repair or restore your landscaping brickwork

January 14, 2015 by Grand River Natural Stone

If you have bricks around your home or business, you know how much they add to the appearance of the property. But part of keeping up the area is making sure the bricks look nice and are in the best shape possible. While bricks are durable and long lasting, there may come at time when

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