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Category: Stonework/Construction
13 May
2019

Buried Trash

Buying a home is always an experience; sometimes fun, sometimes stressful, sometimes disappointing. But at the end, there’s a new home for you to start filling with family, laughter, and your future. Unfortunately, when not building the house yourself, you don’t know if the builders took any shortcuts. This family had lived in their home..

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..

20 Mar
2019

Veggie Garden to Veggie Table

Has anyone else noticed the growing trend of home gardens? Between the shift towards green living, food preppers, and the general concern of healthier living, more and more people are deciding to grow their own food. Having a home vegetable garden saves you money on grocery bills, teaches kids hands-on life lessons, and can give..

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..

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..

13 Aug
2018

Poolside Pavers Alongside a Swimming Pool

When deciding what paving material to use for your new patio or driveway overhaul, there are several options. Concrete is the most basic choice, every one has it, and it’s relatively cheap to install. For an elegant look with more pizzazz, stone is a great option but will cost a very pretty penny. In the..