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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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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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