"StixnStones" Blog

Tips to Create a Winter Wonderland Landscape

Posted by Teresa Batterson on Mon, Sep 26, 2011 @ 15:09 PM

When the colder months roll in, people stay inside and landscapes can start looking dull and dreary. However, with the right design ideas, you can turn your yard into a winter wonderland and keep it looking plentiful all winter long. Here are a few ideas to winterize your landscape.

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Tags: Outdoor Living, Winter Landscape, Landscape Tips, Outdoor Space

How to Choose a Winter Deicing Agent

Posted by Teresa Batterson on Mon, Sep 19, 2011 @ 14:09 PM

When choosing a deicer, there are a number of things to consider, including cost, long term effects, and effectiveness. It’s important to know what your deicing agent is composed of, and to keep in mind that the cheapest isn’t always the most effective. What you choose will vary depending on what type of area you are applying your agent to, the predicted drop in temperature, and maybe your own personal preference.

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Tags: Deicers, Sodium Acetate, CMA, Rock Salt, Urea, Winter Deicing Agent, Calcium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Chloride

FireRock Fireplaces

Posted by Teresa Batterson on Thu, Sep 8, 2011 @ 15:09 PM

Building a fireplace from scratch can be quite costly, requiring a professional installer and can take weeks to complete. With FireRock, you can build a magnificent fireplace on your own, and have it finished within two days. Using a simple kit that contains large pieces which fit together easily, you can create the indoor or outdoor fireplace that you desire, having all the benefits (and then some) of traditional masonry fireplaces.

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Tags: Fireplace Remodeling, FireRock, Fireplace, Modern Fireplaces