Category: Stone & Rock Work

Keeping Your Favorite Spot Warm Year-Round with an Outdoor Fireplace

Fall and spring evenings can get chilly in Minnesota, but this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the outdoors. All you need is a fireplace and some good company. If you want to get the most out of your yard all year round, consider creating a spot where you can stay warm and share food or drinks with the people you care about. Create the Perfect Gathering Spot You can either upgrade an existing outdoor living area with a fireplace or another similar fixture or design a new outdoor spot from scratch. Adding a heating source to your patio is going

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Using Big Stone Boulder Work to Create a Majestic Backyard

What makes South Minnesota landscapes so breathtaking? Some will say it is the beauty of nature surviving in harsh conditions. Some will say it is the unique mixture of rocks and plants. You don’t need to go on a hike to enjoy these sights. Boulder work makes these gorgeous landscapes come to life right in your backyard. Here are six ways to transform your backyard with stone boulder work. 1.    Create a Rock Garden Vegetation changes all year round. Add a constant element to your garden with some boulders or smaller rocks. You will have something to look at

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Backyard Horticulture for Beginners

According to the American Society For Horticultural Science, Horticulture is the art and science of plants. It combines aesthetics and knowledge to improve your outdoor environment. Harvard Health Publications says that gardening can actually improve your health. Here’s how to enjoy backyard gardening even if you don’t have a green thumb. Grow Your Own Food There’s something satisfying about being able to use the plants that you grow. First of all, there’s the health aspect. A vegetable garden can encourage you to eat more fruits and vegetables. Harvesting your food at the right times gives you access to more nutrients.

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Using Big Stone Boulder Walls to Add Backyard Depth

Boulder walls are just that – an interface made with hardscape, typically oversized stones or boulders. They can be utilized for practical reasons or as a method to accentuate aspects of your backyard. Even though some walls may look like they were just thrown together, a boulder can be surprisingly meticulous to install. But once the stones have settled, most walls do not need much additional maintenance. The Benefits of a Boulder Wall A boulder wall has the potential to add to your home’s value, especially if they’re used as a retaining wall. It adds versatility to the open space

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8 Ways Boulderscaping Can Transform Your Yard

Have you ever noticed the beauty of a waterfall? Much of the splendor comes from the stones over which the water runs. Stones are extremely adaptable when used in your landscaping, whether or not they’re included in a water feature. They can add visual and physical structure. Big stone boulder work can be a focal point or a border. Stones can add versatility to a vertical landscape. When you’re using stone in your landscape design, look local. Locally sourced stone is environmentally friendly and can save you money. Basalt is a volcanic rock that’s often used in landscaping. It can

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Landscape Water Features from Small to Large

Earth, fire and air are three of the four classical elements. They’re not complete without the addition of water. The Today Show reported that the key feature in a backyard sanctuary is water. You don’t have to live by the seaside to incorporate water features into your landscape. Water does more than add beauty to your yard. Here are some of the benefits of water features. Benefits of Water Features A water feature can increase the value of your property. In fact, people looking to buy a house will often make their decision before they even enter the home, according

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