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Do It Yourself! Why Most DIY Homeowners Choose Brick Veneer

January 22, 2018 by Grand River Natural Stone

How Your DIY Family Can Get that Classic Brick Look If there’s one type of project most do it yourself homeowners can’t take on, it’s brick. Bricklaying is a special skill and even if you completed multiple home renovations over the years, you probably never did it yourself. No big deal. You can still get

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2017 Landscaping Stone Review – The Blogs You Spent the Most Time Reading

December 18, 2017 by Grand River Natural Stone

The holidays are approaching quickly and we wish the best of the season to your family. As 2017 comes to a close, we like to look back at the year and revisit the content you liked best. The real benefits of stone veneer Stone veneer is in high demand this time of year, and for

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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 grandies@grandriverstone.comfor 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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6 Quick Tips for Prepping Your Landscaping for Winter

October 4, 2017 by Grand River Natural Stone

In no time, frigid temperatures and the first snowfall will be here, which means now is the best – and only – time to prepare your yard and landscaping for winter. This time of year can be tough on lawns and landscaping in Ontario, so our experts put together this blog with tips to help

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[Infographic] Free Fall Landscaping Chore Checklist

September 21, 2017 by Grand River Natural Stone

Print this checklist and hang it on the wall in your garage. When you mark off the final emoji on the list, you can be confident your property is ready for that winter hibernation. (click the infographic for a full-sized copy)

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8 Ways to Conserve Water At Home This Summer (INFOGRAPHIC)

July 4, 2017 by Grand River Natural Stone

We go all winter with a bare yard, no colour, and brown plants. So it’s only natural when spring and summer come around, you want to indulge in lush greenery throughout your property. But that increase in outdoor water usage comes with a price – figuratively and literally. Canadians use approximately 330 litres of water

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6 Things to Look for When Choosing A Landscape Contractor (Infographic)

May 9, 2017 by Grand River Natural Stone

You’ve decided to start a landscaping project – congratulations! The next step is to decide if your project requires a landscape contractor. And if you need to hire one, how do you know what to look for? In this infographic, we tell you exactly what to look for when you’re choosing a landscape contractor. Want

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Hot Landscaping Trends for Spring

March 1, 2017 by Grand River Natural Stone

It may not look or feel like it out there, but the first day of spring (Monday, March 20) is just around the corner. And if you’re an early planner, then you’re probably already setting a landscaping budget you can stick to. In 2016, the big landscaping trends were Using organic colours (like green and

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Landscaping On A Budget (Infographic)

February 15, 2017 by Grand River Natural Stone

Although there’s still some time before winter ends, it’s never too early to start planning your spring and summer landscaping projects. Of course, a big part of that is setting a budget for things like landscaping supplies, products, labour and more. Before you fire up the calculator and head on over to Grand River Natural

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5 Fall Landscaping Jobs You Should Do

July 14, 2016 by Grand River Natural Stone

We’re fully in September. The back-to-school routine is established. And summer’s almost officially over and autumn will be here very soon. (FYI, in 2016, the first day of fall is Thursday, September 22). Before you know it: Thanksgiving is just around the corner (it’s less than a month away) Cooler temperatures will be the norm

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