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Retaining Wall Replacement from Wood To Stone

by in Jason the Mason, Stonework/Construction

Retaining Wall Replacement from Wood To Stone

Retaining walls are a necessity in the mountains, where little flat land exists. Two of the main types of retaining walls are made of wood or cement blocks. Both materials have their pros and cons, so which one would be best for your landscape? The first question to ask is whether or not the wall will be load bearing. If you plan on building anything above the wall, extra parking, a house, a deck,...

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Hydrangeas for Shade – Landscape Ideas

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Hydrangeas for Shade – Landscape Ideas

These days when you go to the plant nursery you can find hydrangeas for either sun or shade. Their blooming times are different and in the beginning of June the shade hydrangeas are kicking into gear and beginning to look spectacular. Flowering on most sun loving hydrangea types will be in a few weeks so you can extend your blooming season by planting both sun and shade types. If you have a shady area...

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Using Stone for Landscape Borders and Edging

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Using Stone for Landscape Borders and Edging

An abrupt end of dirt or mulch is usually the only indication of the border of a garden bed. While this may work for some beds, adding a physical barrier has multiple benefits.   Borders can be made of any material imaginable. Popular mediums include metal, wood, plastic, and stone. Stone is the most preferable material as it will not rust or rot, and it’s less likely to break if stepped on or run...

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What’s Blooming Now – May

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What’s Blooming Now – May

We took a walk around the garden and want to share with you what is in bloom during May. This can help you plan your own landscape design with multi season interest in mind. You can have something in flower during every season! Spiderwort – An easy to grow native plant with pretty blue flowers. Spiderwort is a clump forming perennial which tolerant of a variety of conditions but prefers a little shade and...

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Stone Mailboxes for Curb Appeal and Anti Vandalism

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Stone Mailboxes for Curb Appeal and Anti Vandalism

Architectural mailboxes are mailboxes that are enclosed inside a structure, most often a masonry structure. But are there any benefits to having one or is this a passing trend?   First of all, stone mailboxes are gorgeous. Unlike a boring post that you can buy at a hardware store, they can be built to match any aesthetic or architecture. Brick, flagstone, man-made or natural stone, the options are just about limitless. And like in...

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Stone Steps and Golf Cart Path

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Stone Steps and Golf Cart Path

Life on Lake Lanier is ideal in more ways than one. However for many homeowners, getting down to the lake is less so. Steep lots and mountain side homes don’t always provide a naturally safe path to the water. Many homes are also quite a ways from the lake. For one family who had just moved to the shore of Lake Lanier, they were excited to use their golf cart to traverse the steep...

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Backyard Woodland Stream Water Feature

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Backyard Woodland Stream Water Feature

When adding a water feature to a garden, there are several options to consider. Small ponds and fountains are the most popular choices, for their compact sizes and simpler set up and maintenance. However, if there is enough room, a stream is the best of both and is easily maintained with a little know how.  A stream is the more natural looking choice over a fountain, but also creates the sound of rushing water...

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What’s Blooming Now – April

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What’s Blooming Now – April

It’s spring and the time when we all get excited about are gardens! Here at Art of Stone Gardening we took walk around the property to see what is in bloom during April. We want to share that with you to help you design your own landscape so you can plant to have something always in bloom. Remember we are in zone 7b, Georgia so it may be different in your area.   Candytuft...

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Small to Mid Size Native Trees for Fall Color

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Small to Mid Size Native Trees for Fall Color

When homeowners consider adding a small tree to a landscape design they are most likely going to consider size and flowering. However, in order to create a high impact design, there is more to selecting a tree than these two qualifications. You should also think of the canopy shape, environmental needs and multi seasonal interest. Among the seasonal interest considerations should be fall color. While spring and summer offer gorgeous flowers, the autumn colors...

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Mid Size Native Trees for Home Landscapes

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Mid Size Native Trees for Home Landscapes

Trees are the foundation of any landscape design and should be selected carefully. Native trees are always a first choice due to the fact that they survive well after all, you will be planting them their native environment. Most smaller yards cannot support canopy sized native trees however there are options for small and mid sized varieties. These trees will still provide some shade yet typically grow under 40′ in cultivation. All preform well...

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Landscaping and masonry contractors. Art of Stone Gardening is a full service design, masonry, hardscape and landscaping company. We plan, design, and install residential gardens and landscapes in North Georgia. Our local service area: Clermont, Cleveland, Cumming, Dawsonville, Dahlonega, Gainesville,
Helen, Murrayville, Sautee Nacoochee, Oakwood, Suches GA.
770-519-6372

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