The Difference Between Natural Rock And Manufactured Stone

If you have been in a home improvement store or hardware store you may have seen cases of perfectly formed manufactured stone available on demand. The product has become increasingly popular and available in many different styles and colors. While there are some advantages to manufactured stone, there are also some major differences that may […]

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A Quiet Corner: Outdoor Living Spaces

There was a time in many parts of America, where using the outdoors for the dual purposes of dining and entertaining just wasn’t done. In rural America many people working on farms often stopped for a mid day “dinner” under the shade of the trees. But it was more for gaining the sustenance needed for […]

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Borders in Gardens Are Both a 3-D Element And An Area For Planting

A garden border provides a defined area for planting and a three-dimensional element for the yard. Some of the critical elements for a garden are lawns, paving, and borders. When you design a border for your yard you are defining something that will make a big impact on your space. As you spend time considering […]

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Pergolas: Creating Private Places

You don’t need a lot of space to create a private place in the garden. If you don’t have a place that naturally is private you can create it by adding a pergola!  It also doesn’t have to be in a corner, you can put a pergola wherever you have decided you want some seclusion. A […]

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Boulders Key Solution For Shoreline Restoration

Boulders are a versatile way to change, maintain, and transform shorelines and landscape. The possibilities are endless. Maintaining lakeshore can be a constant maintenance concern for homeowners on lakes, ponds, and rivers. Having your shoreline wash or erode away can be frustrating, costly, and scary. Using boulders for shoreline restoration can be the answer to […]

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When to Build A Terraced Retaining Walls And Why To Hire Someone to Do It

Building terraces and retaining walls require special skills and the ability to move some materials that may weigh up to 100 pounds! If you install some terraced retaining walls in your yard you’ll get two immediate benefits: flat-planting beds in locations that may have been unusable and a solution to soil erosion problems. Terraced retaining […]

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Boulder Landscaping: Retaining Walls, Waterfalls, Cascading Pools

Landscaping with boulders opens up a world of possibilities. Using only natural stone you can transform a landscape or solve many problems in a yard. When you use natural stone boulders you are designing an accent or landscape feature that will be a life long thing. We have all seen landscapes where it appears that […]

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