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Backyard Woodland Stream Water Feature

Backyard Woodland Stream Water Feature

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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 that ponds lack. Streams are...

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Beautiful Backyard Wall Waterfall

Beautiful Backyard Wall Waterfall

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Anyone who visits North Georgia always has at least one waterfall on their list of things to see. We have several tucked away in our beautiful mountains, some waterfalls are visible from the highway others are only accessible by long hikes. Each one inspires and delights tourists and locals alike. However for some, just visiting waterfalls isn’t enough. This family decided that their retaining wall would be the perfect place for their own personal waterfall. And, honestly, who can...

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Low Maintenance Water Garden

Low Maintenance Water Garden

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Just imagine, sitting outside on a cool spring morning, a warm mug steaming in your hands. Everything is the pale green of new beginnings and growing as fast as it can. On the breeze, you can hear the dancing laughter of the nearby stream. You are at peace. However, as bubbling brooks are in short supply, most of us have to be a little more creative to recreate that morning serenity.   Water features can benefit many gardens and...

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Don’t Drain it, Chain it

Don’t Drain it, Chain it

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Rain chains are a tool that can help clean the environment and beautify your home. Standard gutters and downspouts direct water away from your house. However, all of that rushing rain flowing off of roofs and other hard surfaces contributes to erosion, storm-drain overflows, water pollution, and flooding. Homeowners can take steps to reduce their own rainfall runoff by slowing down the rain that flows off their roofs. Rain chains, which have been used in Japan for hundreds of...

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Rain Gardens Clean Water and Beautify Your Garden

Rain Gardens Clean Water and Beautify Your Garden

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Install a rain garden to beautify your garden and protect the environment at the same time. The purpose of a rain garden is to capture rainwater runoff, slowing it down so that it soaks gently into the soil instead of racing quickly off your property. Undisturbed natural settings act like a great sponge: rain falls to the ground and slowly soaks into the soil, where it is filtered and cleaned, and where it eventually flows into rivers and groundwater....

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Create a Dry Creek Bed in Your Garden

Create a Dry Creek Bed in Your Garden

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How and Why to create a dry creek bed in your garden. Erosion is a landscape killer. It strips topsoil and leaves ugly, bare patches in your garden. It can also harm the foundation of your home. But the great news is that dry creek beds are a beautiful way to solve your erosion problems. Let us show you how! We get asked all the time: why does erosion happen? A main reason is simply because water flows downhill....

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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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