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What is a Rock Garden?

July 17, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

As the name suggests, rock gardens are gardens that are designed to emphasize the use of different rocks and stones in combination with different plants. Homeowners can use rock gardens to tackle problem areas in their yards or build up flat areas, while others simply want to get more creative with their space and create

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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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Creative Flagstone Landscaping Ideas

June 24, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

It’s amazing how your outdoor space can be brought to life with the simple addition of flagstone. Flagstone is an incredibly versatile material and can meet a variety of landscaping needs. Whether you have a few leftover pieces to use, or a whole bulk of slabs, you can add flagstone to create a truly unique

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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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Paver Installation Tools for Interlocking Projects

May 15, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

From hand tools to suction equipment, which paver installation tools do you need to get the job done right? Find out from Grand River Natural Stone. Choosing the Right Tools for Interlocking Projects In order to complete your interlocking project, you’ll need a variety of paver installation tools. These may include tools for lifting paving

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Different Types of Landscaping Rockery for Your Garden

May 6, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

The world is full of vibrant, unique and natural rocks. Discover how you can have them all in your garden with landscape rockery. Exploring Different Types of Landscaping Rockery for Your Garden Landscaping rocks can play many roles in your garden, from river beds and garden borders to pond edging and rock gardens. Depending on

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Interlocking Trends Lineup: Interlocking Pavers Design Ideas

April 22, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

The world of interlocking is full of potential. Discover fun interlocking paver design ideas, from style and laying patterns to new paver materials. Interlocking Trends: Design Ideas Just like kitchen backsplashes and bathroom tile, interlocking pavers go through trends. New textures, styles and patterns are always emerging and can instantly refresh your outdoor space. If

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Best Practices for Dry Laid Walls

April 9, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

A dry laid wall uses Ontario’s natural stone to reflect the surrounding environment. They appear as part of the landscape, making them ideal for aesthetic and practical purposes, and are used as both freestanding, or retaining walls.   Installing A Dry Laid Wall We recommend you get expert help when installing a dry laid wall.

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What to do with an Old Brick Feature Wall

February 1, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

You may be wondering what to do with your old red brick feature wall. Exposed brick is becoming an increasingly popular interior décor trend. The historical background of the brick combined with modern design ideas provides the chance to try several neat décor opportunities.  If it is Already Exposed  If you live in a home

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What is the Difference Between Brick and Brick Veneer?

January 23, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

A common question that we hear all the time is: “What is the difference between brick and brick veneer?” Brick (also known as full bed veneer) and thin brick veneer often look identical. However, there are key differences. Mainly, thin veneer products are not real stone or brick. Instead, they are often cement-based and shaped in

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