How to Build a Dry Stone Wall

If you are considering the idea of building a retaining wall in your outdoor living space, you may want to consider installing a dry stone wall. A dry stone wall requires slightly more skill to build because it utilizes no mortar and the stones must fit together like...

Is Flagstone Right For You?

The cabin fever we suffer from in the winter months can often lead to grand planning of the outdoor projects we hope to tackle when warmer weather arrives.  As you design the backyard or walkway of your dreams, it can be fun (and practical) to research the materials...

How to Refinish Natural Stone

Many homeowners choose to utilize natural stone for their home improvement projects due to its cost-effectiveness. Natural stone can give an earthy look to your outdoor living area, since it derives from the Earth and is unprocessed. Homeowners also enjoy using...

Avoiding Common Retaining Wall Mistakes

Building a retaining wall is a great way to fortify uneven land in your yard, while simultaneously creating a beautifully engineered wall that accents your outdoor style. However, underprepared homeowners often run into problems after building their retaining wall. An...

Building a Fire like a Boy Scout

If your home has a fireplace, woodstove, or outdoor oven, chances are you will be building a fire at least once during the winter months. Even though it isn’t camping season, now is the perfect time to practice building a fire that lasts. Who knows, you maybe come so...

How to Install Permeable Pavers

Permeable pavers are excellent tools for creating a patio, walkway, or pathway that proves to be a greener solution than other paver types. Permeable pavers allow water through the surface, filtering out any chemicals or pollutants that may be in rainwater runoff....

Home Improvement Preparations

Home improvements are a fun way to freshen your home and refresh its look. There are various home improvement projects that can drastically transform the look of your house, such as a new deck, new cabinets, or a remodeled bathroom. Simple adjustments such as new...

Installing a Stone Hearth

In the winter months, nothing marks the holiday season more suitably than cozying up beside a warm fireplace. However, no fireplace is complete without a hearth. Not only do hearths prevent the distribution of messy ash onto the floor, but a stone hearth will protect...

The Benefits of Stone Homes

Choosing the right type of home can be one of the most important decisions in a person’s life. Buying a house is not only a huge financial decision, but an important personal choice as well. While there are many variables that affect the purchase of a home, one of the...

Winterizing Your Yard

With the first snowfall of the season already behind us, it is now time to consider the ways in which you can winterize your yard. Winterizing can be a season-long process, so it is in your best interest to winterize your yard by late fall, or as soon as possible. The...

Repairing Mortar Joints

As the temperatures drop, it is a good idea to check your home for any deterioration that may prove to be a problem as the winter weather approaches. If you have brick inside or outside of your home, it is especially important to test for loose mortar joints. Loose...

Why Use Patio Furniture Covers

Patio furniture is an excellent way to enjoy the outdoors in a comfortable setting. However, as the fall begins to close in and the weather becomes colder, chances are that your patio furniture is no longer getting much use. During the inclement weather that fall and...