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Creating Your Oasis

April 1, 2020 by Grand River Natural Stone

You can’t install a pool and expect to create a backyard oasis. Creating a backyard oasis starts with a landscape design that is beautiful and functional. Here’s a few ideas that will help you create a backyard oasis.   Planning Your Pool   Before you start envisioning your pool, you want to create a thorough plan that

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Deciding How Much Gravel Is Needed for Your Project

June 11, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

Wondering how to measure how much gravel you need for your project? Not sure how much area a ton of gravel will cover? Or are you curious how much a load of gravel actually is? These are just some of the questions you may be asking yourself when considering taking on a landscaping project with

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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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How to build stone steps at home

August 15, 2018 by Grand River Natural Stone

Replacing worn-out steps (or a slippery slope at the front or side of your house) with attractive stone steps provides a more inviting entry into any outdoor space. They improve your home’s curb appeal and make walking through the yard easier and safer for older family and friends. With basic tools and materials, a little

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Drainage For Unusually Wet Properties

March 11, 2018 by Grand River Natural Stone

If you have an unusually wet property, this time of year might be your least favourite. Even though the sun is out and every day is a little warmer than the last, all you can think about is the saturation in your back yard and the moisture pushing in on the foundation of your home.

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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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5 Easy Home Improvement Projects You Can Do This Summer

June 1, 2017 by Grand River Natural Stone

Your home is one of the most expensive things you’ll ever pay for, so whether you’re renting or buying, you should take good care of it. Now that it’s summer, it’s the perfect time to do weekend home improvement projects, so you can enjoy it all year-long. Take care of your deck or patio The

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7 Late Summer Lawn Care Tips (Infographic)

August 10, 2016 by Grand River Natural Stone

It’s late summer. Back-to-school is just around the corner. You’ve done a great job keeping your lawn green and healthy all summer long. Now that fall is just a few weeks away, it’s time to get your grass ready for it with these handy lawn care tips, courtesy of Grand River Natural Stone (click on the

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