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How Water Features Can Enhance Your Backyard

July 2, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

Water features are a great way to add a beautiful and interesting flare to your backyard or garden. While a pond is one of the most popular ways to transform your space, there are plenty of other ideas for incorporating water features and creating a tranquil, stunning area your whole family will love to spend

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Do It Yourself – How to Make a Bubbling Rock Water Feature

June 25, 2018 by Grand River Natural Stone

It’s easier than you think. Follow the steps in our latest infographic to build your own bubbling rock water feature. If a full sized pond isn’t practical for your property, this is a great alternative (it’s a great alternative even if your property is large enough for a big pond). You can click through to the

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The Right Way to Close Your Backyard Pond for Fall & Winter

October 7, 2016 by Grand River Natural Stone

Earlier in 2016, Grand River Natural Stone published a blog on the right way to open your backyard pond for spring. This is the companion piece: making sure it’s safely and properly shut down before the cold weather arrives. FALL PREPARATION Even though you may want to keep your pond running into autumn, it’s a

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Water-Saving Lawn Care Tips

July 5, 2016 by Grand River Natural Stone

For many people, summer brings about a lawn care dilemma: Use more water than usual in order to maintain a nice, green lawn, or… Put the sprinkler away and watch the grass dry out and turn brown It doesn’t have to be an either/or proposition, though. By following some helpful water-conserving lawn care tips (and

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The Right Way to Open Your Backyard Pond for Spring

April 7, 2016 by Grand River Natural Stone

Over winter, did you miss the gentle sounds of water flowing through your backyard pond? And did you miss the relaxing feeling which comes with watching pond fish swim to and fro? Well, now that spring is here, you can finally put your pond back into service by following these steps. Step 1: Give the

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DIY Pond Construction

May 8, 2015 by Grand River Natural Stone

With people purchasing photographs and paintings of beautiful water landscapes to hang on the walls of their home, or even buying CDs and apps on their mobile devices that play the natural ambiance that running water provides, why not have the real thing right in your own yard?  Constructing a pond on your own property is

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Water Harvesting Made Easy

March 18, 2015 by Grand River Natural Stone

One of the four elements, water is the essential life giver–nothing can live without it for long. Harvesting this resource is as simple as collecting what nature provides, such as rain water in particular. The trick is in squeezing all the potential benefits out of every gallon saved. In regions where running water (such as

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DIY Cascading Stone Water Wall

August 19, 2013 by Grand River Natural Stone

Desktop fountains were a popular gift item several years ago. They usually consisted of a short wall with water flowing down into a small basin and circulating in a continuous cycle. Not much more than a foot tall and wide, these self-contained units provided the soothing sound of water in an affordable, reasonably attractive package.

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The Tricks to Building a Natural Looking Waterfall

August 8, 2013 by Grand River Natural Stone

Creating a water feature in your backyard landscape is the type of project that provides multiple benefits. It becomes a focal point in your yard, adds value to your home and makes your outdoor space a more enjoyable place to spend time. Photo credit to Hamed Saber under cc2.0 Designing and building a natural looking

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How to Create Your Own Bubbling Rock Water Feature

August 6, 2013 by Grand River Natural Stone

Building your own backyard water feature is a fun project for do-it-yourself types that has become much easier in recent years with lots of kits and products on the market. If you understand some landscape construction basics and don’t mind getting a little dirty, creating your own bubbling rock water feature is a fun &

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