The Importance of Landscape Design

April 30, 2015 by Grand River Natural Stone

Drive up Your Property Value with a Superior Landscape Design Turning your lawn into a hidden oasis is one of the quickest ways to increase the overall value of your property. Not only does this drive up your value, but it adds to your curb appeal. When your landscape looks like a picture out of

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All About Permeable Pavements | This Stuff is Amazing!

March 2, 2015 by Grand River Natural Stone

Permeable pavements provide a solid ground surface that’s strong enough to take heavy loads like cars and trucks and porous enough to allow water to reach the soil underneath. A wide variety of permeable or pervious pavements are available, including bricks, interlocking pavers, pervious concrete, gravel, and more. These are becoming more and more popular.

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How Are Steel Beams Rated?

November 4, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

Compared to wood, structural steel has a wider range of strengths and a higher degree of conformity, which makes them useful in construction projects. Load bearing characteristics are guaranteed by international standards, which means designers can rely on specified dimensions, weight and other properties for their projects. Applications of Steel Beams Structural steel is a

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Five Safety Tips for New Landscapers

July 10, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

Depending on your personality, landscaping and gardening may seem either idyllic activities or pure drudgery. Often, they are neither of these. Unless you are simply pulling weeds from the flowerbeds, these enterprises involve blunt and sharp instruments of destruction, often with powerful electric or gas motors attached to them. Thus, it pays to keep safety

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Steps to Choosing the Best Topsoil

March 22, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

If you want your lawn and ornamental plants to look their best, it is important to use good quality topsoil for home landscape projects. The best topsoils will have the right proportions of sand, clay and organic matter, provide nutrients to your landscape and provide good drainage while still retaining moisture for plant roots to

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Spring Cleaning for Your Lawn – The 4 Things to Do First!

March 10, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

The first sunny days of spring are an excellent time to get your lawn and landscape ready for warm weather use. After a long, cold winter, it should feel good to get outside and work in the yard. Your lawn will be enjoying the warmer weather too, but may need a little help shaking off

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You Can Now Get Your Brampton Brick at Grand River Stone!

February 13, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

Grand River Natural Stone is pleased to announce that we are now official Brampton Brick distributors. Grand River Natural Stone and Brampton Brick have a long history and we couldn’t be happier to announce this new chapter. Brampton Brick has been the industry leader for over 55 years, setting the absolute standard for excellence, innovation

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Guide to Comparing Quotes From Landscape Suppliers

January 3, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

Finding the best source for landscaping materials and supplies can be tough for the average homeowner. You know what materials you need, but are you sure you are getting comparable quotes from different suppliers? Here are a few things to ask and verify before you place an order for your home landscaping project. Comparing Product

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The Difference Between Home Supply Box Stores and Landscape Suppliers

January 1, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

Given the prevalence of big box stores, we often end up shopping at them without stopping to compare our options. If you are purchasing materials for a basic do-it-yourself landscape project, there is a good chance that a big box home improvement store will have some or all of the products you need. However, it

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Five Questions to Ask Your Landscape Supplier

December 30, 2013 by Grand River Natural Stone

When you are planning a do-it-yourself home landscaping project, finding the right place to get all of your materials can be difficult unless you have experience ordering construction supplies. There are several ways the right landscape supply company can help make your project much easier. Here are a few questions to ask your landscape supplier

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