Seasonal Interlock Pavement Maintenance

June 17, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

Properly installed interlocking concrete pavements typically require only routine maintenance. Taking care of an interlocking paving stone patio or driveway begins well before the first paver is placed. Paver Bed Preparation If excavation, subsoil and base preparation are not performed correctly, then the property owner can look forward to a continuing struggle with proper drainage

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How to Prevent Weed Growth Between Pavers

May 26, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

Weeds love a challenge. Sure, they may grow in your yard or planting beds where there are wide expanses of soil, but they also pick tiny, narrow spaces where nothing else seems to grow. Between pavers in patios and walkways seems to be one of their favorite places. An eighth of an inch of sand

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Guide to Interlocking Paver Repair and Maintenance

May 8, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

Interlocking concrete pavers are viewed by many people as the material of choice for home landscaping projects including patios, drives and walkways. Interlocking pavers come in a number of different shapes, sizes and colours. They are strong, durable and relatively easy to install. Despite all of these positive features, like everything else in your landscape,

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Which is Better, Natural Stone or Interlocking Concrete Pavers?

April 16, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

Deciding on the best material for home patio or walkway projects is a fun but challenging process. Homeowners have to balance appearance, style, ease of construction, durability and cost. Fortunately, there are some excellent materials that score high in all of these categories. Natural stone pavers and interlocking concrete pavers are two of the best

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Steps to Choosing the Best Topsoil

March 22, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

If you want your lawn and ornamental plants to look their best, it is important to use good quality topsoil for home landscape projects. The best topsoils will have the right proportions of sand, clay and organic matter, provide nutrients to your landscape and provide good drainage while still retaining moisture for plant roots to

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Spring Cleaning for Your Lawn – The 4 Things to Do First!

March 10, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

The first sunny days of spring are an excellent time to get your lawn and landscape ready for warm weather use. After a long, cold winter, it should feel good to get outside and work in the yard. Your lawn will be enjoying the warmer weather too, but may need a little help shaking off

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4 Best Retaining Wall Materials & Things To Consider

February 27, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

Retaining walls are one of the most dramatic and effective ways to improve the appearance of your home landscape while increasing the amount of useable space in your yard. If you want to expand the area for a patio project or create raised planting beds, a retaining wall is often your best option. There are

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Stone Veneer Fireplaces: 6 Different Ways

January 30, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

We love stone/brick veneer – especially when it comes to updating the look of a fireplace. Whether your home follows a rustic, contemporary, or classic design theme, thin stone or brick veneer can fit right in and have a beautiful. Here are 6 different fireplaces that are dressed up with our stone veneer products: A Rustic,

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The Difference Between Home Supply Box Stores and Landscape Suppliers

January 1, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

Given the prevalence of big box stores, we often end up shopping at them without stopping to compare our options. If you are purchasing materials for a basic do-it-yourself landscape project, there is a good chance that a big box home improvement store will have some or all of the products you need. However, it

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Five Questions to Ask Your Landscape Supplier

December 30, 2013 by Grand River Natural Stone

When you are planning a do-it-yourself home landscaping project, finding the right place to get all of your materials can be difficult unless you have experience ordering construction supplies. There are several ways the right landscape supply company can help make your project much easier. Here are a few questions to ask your landscape supplier

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