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Building a Stone Fireplace Starts with Great Stone

November 12, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

Natural stone is trending this year and while there are many areas and projects within your home where you can use full bed or thin stone veneer, none is as iconic as a fireplace. If you don’t have a fireplace in your great room, then consider building one. Building an indoor stone fireplace isn’t a

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Inground Heating Solutions: How Do Heated Driveways Work?

October 18, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

Heated driveways can save you from shovelling your driveway during the worst of the winter months. But how do heated driveways work? Are they worth the investment? Inground heating technology has advanced greatly over the years so that it’s now worth it for many families to add it to their driveway, not only for their

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Should You Mulch in the Fall?

October 1, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

If you’re new to mulching, you may wonder if you should mulch in the fall. While you may think that adding mulch to your garden beds or landscape seems counterproductive for the cooler seasons, laying mulch in the fall is actually the most beneficial in Canadian climates as it provides frost and winter protection for

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DIY Retaining Walls Construction

September 11, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

Constructing a DIY retaining wall isn’t a job to be taken lightly. To ensure the wall is stable and safe, it’s important to use materials that are engineered to the wall’s specifications, and then to construct the wall correctly. In this guide, we will demystify the process and give you straight forward tips to follow

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Heat Up Your Backyard Décor with Fire Features

August 1, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

Fire features are the perfect way to add some flare to your backyard décor. They can contribute both light and heat to create a cozy atmosphere that your family and friends will want to spend time in, especially on those perfect summer evenings. If you’re only picturing a campfire, think again! There are many alternative

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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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