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Category: Jason the Mason
09 Apr
2019

Sit A While

At Art of Stone Gardening, our goal is to help you enjoy your outdoor spaces. We plant flowers, build decorative walls, fix drainage issues, prune and maintain gardens to create a beautiful and functional space for you and your family. We want these areas to be used and admired, we want you to be able..

13 Mar
2019

Whats Happening Now, March

As spring draws ever closer, more and more flowers are starting to bloom. Including the beautiful Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata). It’s  deciduous, meaning it looses it’s leaves in the fall, and has bright white flowers that bloom in early spring. With all the rain that we’ve been having, one of our clients was having difficulty..

06 Mar
2019

Pick Your Pebbles

Most homes or gardens have some kind of gravel; in pathways, driveways, drains, or simply as an accent. The kind of gravel you choose depends on the project and the surrounding landscape. There are two major categories when it comes to gravel, crushed stone and river rock. Crushed stone is often made from granite or..

14 Feb
2019

Whats Happening Now, February

With February being the last full month of winter, things are starting to get busy here at Art of Stone. The last of the winter pruning will be finished in the next few weeks and the first flowers are starting to pop up. I’ve seen daffodils and crocuses starting to sprout but the lenten roses..

30 Jan
2019

Cleaning Stone

2019 may have just began, but spring is right around the corner. For those of us who are dying to get back out there and enjoy warm weather in our outdoor spaces, now is the time for us to start cleaning. Obviously the garden beds need to be cleaned out, leaves raked, lawns blown, but..

24 Jan
2019

What’s Happening Now

Welcome to the first What’s Happening Now post! These will replace our What’s Blooming Now posts, but don’t worry, we’ll still include a flower of the month. These posts will keep you up to date on our current projects, and hopefully inspire some of your own. Happy New Year from the Art of Stone team!..

10 Jan
2019

Step it Up! Stylish Stone

How often do you think about your outdoor stairs? Probably not very often unless someone trips and falls on them. As the ground shifts over the years or as wood rots away, your stairs can become uneven or hollow. So if your steps start to look like the ones below, it might be time to..

02 Jan
2019

Creek Crossing

This mountain cabin had it all; the view, the seclusion, the stone fireplace (courtesy of Jason the Mason). But when the owners decided their front yard needed a make over, they figured that the cabin needed a water feature too. And by water feature, I mean a hundred foot long stream bed. This natural-looking creek..

05 Dec
2018

Outdoor Gas Fireplace

Nothing is cozier than sitting by a fire on a clear winter night; the crackle of the flames, hot coco, snuggled up under blankets with people you love. However, an open, wood burning fireplace on a wood deck takes preparation and maintenance. The homeowners, Vicki and Joe decided on an outdoor gas fireplace instead. Before..

02 Oct
2018

Drainage and Erosion

Any time any kind of construction is mentioned on this blog, drainage is always the second talking point. That’s because when it comes to construction, water is the enemy. Overly saturated soil can blow out retaining walls, improperly installed drainage pipes can cause sink holes, and uncontrolled runoff can flood a basement or erode the..