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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why It’s Important to Mulch One Last Time Before Winter Arrives

November 8, 2018 by Grand River Natural Stone

In the spring and summer, we use mulch to retain moisture in the soil, keep the weeds at bay and add a beautiful, consistent texture to our landscaping. In the winter, mulch takes on a whole new role in keeping our gardens healthy. Mulch to Regulate Soil Temperature Once the ground freezes your garden plants

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Important fall landscape chores to get your landscape ready for winter

September 10, 2018 by Grand River Natural Stone

Your landscape recovers quicker in the spring if you help it through the winter. That means taking care of a few simple fall landscape chores before the first frost sets in. While you’re at it, you may as well do a few things to get your house ready too. Follow this guide and you’ll be

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Base Materials – How to Lay a Solid Base with Good Compaction and Drainage

July 1, 2018 by Grand River Natural Stone

How to lay a solid base with good compaction and drainage Without a good foundation, your paver patio, walkway or driveway will look uneven and unsightly. With the swings in temperature we get in Ontario through the year, there’s a good chance your stone will settle in the winter if your base isn’t even, compact

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