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The Complete Guide to Cleaning & Sealing Interlock Pavers and Slabs

July 29, 2020 by Grand River Natural Stone

Have you ever seen an interlocking driveway, pathway, or other hardscaping feature that is completely out of control? There are weeds growing in the joints, the stone itself is faded or crusted with white salt. Perhaps some stones are cracked or missing altogether. How do you prevent this from happening to your own interlocking pavers

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What Gravel is Best for Drainage?

June 1, 2020 by Grand River Natural Stone

Gravel is necessary for many landscape projects and not just beautiful rock gardens. Retaining walls and other features that require drainage make great use of large gravel to allow water to drain away faster than soil would. When you’re doing a DIY landscape project, it’s important to choose the right type of gravel. Here is

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DIY: How to Install Stone Veneer 

May 1, 2020 by Grand River Natural Stone

Stone veneer is a beautiful addition to the outside of your home, your fireplace or an accent wall. Plus, it’s a relatively simple DIY project you can complete in a weekend.  There are few projects that you can do yourself that have such a tremendous impact on your space. Follow these tips to get the

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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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