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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How to Build a Drought Tolerant Landscape

June 13, 2018 by Grand River Natural Stone

You can do a lot to build a more environmentally friendly garden. Use local plants. Stick to the rules and don’t use banned pesticides. Coat your topsoil with mulch. The biggest impact, however, comes from using less water to maintain your garden. That means planting drought tolerant plants so you can use less water without

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Why Landscaping on a Budget Doesn’t Have to Look Like It

February 13, 2018 by Grand River Natural Stone

*If you’re looking for a blog about ledgestone, click here!* If not, here’s why landscaping on a budget doesn’t have to look like it. Your family spends a lot of time in the back yard during the spring, summer and fall (you’re still outside in the winter, but the backyard doesn’t have the same appeal

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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 [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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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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