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“Mountain Home” wins Silver Georgia Landscape Award for Design/Build/Installation – Residential, Over $150k

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Congratulations to Us! Art of Stone Gardening recently won a Silver Award at the 2024 Georgia Landscape Awards GALA, hosted by the Georgia Ag Council. Our category was “Design/Build/Installation – Residential, over $150k. https://urbanagcouncil.com/gala-georgia-landscape-awards/ Crafton Mountain Home: The client asked us to remove improperly selected and placed plant material, and claim underutilized space to create […]

Creating Usable Yard Space with Terraced Walls on a Steep Hillside

Living on a steep hillside can present unique challenges when it comes to designing and utilizing outdoor spaces. However, with thoughtful planning and creative solutions, even the steepest of slopes can be transformed into a functional and beautiful yard. One effective way to make the most of a steep hillside is by incorporating terraced walls […]

Best Yards for Dogs

Our furry, four legged friends bring us joy even as they present challenges in our lives. If you own a dog, and you have decided to redo your yard, it is best to consider the dog’s needs as well as your desires. We will help walk you through how to create the best yards for […]

Chastain Park Conservancy; You Go, Grill!

I love it when we get calls from unexpected places http://artofstonegardening.com/atlanta-history-center-stone-pathway-renovation. Located as we are, in Lumpkin County, we do not do much business in the Atlanta area, it is just too far of a drive. This project, though, sounded interesting and came from an unlikely source, the Chastain Park Conservancy. They needed help with […]

How to Maintain a Clean Pond

Remember a few months ago when we wrote about building a pond, and how lovely and Zen it can be? Well, a pond with dirty water is definitely not Zen. We want your pond to be Zen all the time, so here are some tips on dealing with a water feature where the water isn’t […]

Art of Water Features

There is nothing quite as Zen as a Koi Pond where the random motion of the fish and the flashes of sunlight off the ripples in the water immediately invite one into a state of tranquility. For this North Georgia Landscaping project, we were tasked with creating a Koi Pond water feature for a client. […]

For the Love of Cooking

The Clarkson’s house in Hall County, GA sits on a high bluff overlooking Lake Lanier. The lake side of the lot is steep, the front approach to the house is level. It is a two-story, contemporary style house, probably built in the 1980s. Additions have been made to it over time. The husband’s passion for […]

Brosche Before and After

Stone Entrance

We bought our house in Lumpkin County in 2015 (how time flies), and it had a perfectly serviceable front porch. I loved the open feeling of it, and the size was welcoming. However, as with many porches, (something we often rectify for clients) it had started to sink. As mentioned in previous blogs, if the […]

Stonework Adds Exceptional Curb Appeal

This client had just purchased a new home and really wanted to make a statement with the entrance – a way to make the home stand out in the neighborhood. And honestly, the curb appeal was – shall we say – somewhat lacking with a row of dumpy looking little shrubs and uneven patches of […]

Firepits are hot!

Since the dawn of time when humans first discovered it, we’ve been fascinated with fire. Fire has given us light, kept us warm, and cooked our food. Fire is mesmerizing to watch as flames change hues and embers undulate with flickering light breaking off to sail heavenward. In short, even before S’mores were invented, fire […]