Art of Stone Gardening: The Evolution of a Business

His and Her Businesses The roots of Art of Stone Gardening were planted when Jason started the company in 2001. At that time, It was Art of Stone, Inc. A native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jason moved to North Georgia in 1996 to chase a girlfriend. He started working for his girlfriend’s father who was […]

From Mudslide to Tranquil Terrace

Who’s ready to talk about drainage issues again? What can I say, water is everywhere and can do major damage to a landscape without proper guidance. In our many years of working on people’s yards, drainage is almost always a part of the project. Builders often create beautiful houses without giving much thought to the […]

When the Student Becomes the Master Gardener

“Master Gardener” sounds like quite the level of prestige but my friend, Terrie Thamer, is as down to earth as it gets… literally. With a garden in Gainesville known for its wild perennials, wonderful textures, and sprouting vegetables, Terrie is an amazing gardener and ally to the environmental community. She has worn many hats in […]

Another Block in the Wall

block wall

Walls do not always divide people and their property. Some of them smooth the path between nature and construction by offering curb appeal, practical landscaping solutions, and beautiful spaces to garden. One of our clients in Cleveland, GA had a driveway that was cracking and pulling apart from their home. To get to the bottom […]

The Magic of a Small Garden

Small garden

The completed space of my client in Sautee Nacoochee, White County, Georgia, is lush, rich and verdant. It serves as a passageway that leads from the back and side yard to the kitchen, partially hidden from by a retaining wall. Walking through it is a refreshing journey of transition that is rich in texture and […]

From Dry Creek Bed to Lush Garden Oasis

dry creek bed and garden

Have you ever gazed out over your yard, full of pride, until you’re reminded of that eye sore that you just can’t seem to fix? Sometimes all it takes is a little help solving the foundational issues and then bringing to life your own ideas to give it that personal flare. One of our clients […]

Yard Celebrates Lake View

Landscaping, fountain and stone pathways

Usually, we take on landscaping and gardening projects to attract attention to the areas being landscaped or gardened, right? But as one of our recent projects illustrates, it’s not always that simple. The client and her family have a magnificent, new lakefront home, complete with an outdoor kitchen and entertainment area connected to the home […]

How to Make a Splash with a Simple Fountain

Teal fountain and grasses

Our client had a lovely, traditional, brick home in Dawsonville, GA.  The home had some interesting architectural features, including unique stone accents across the front façade and elegant copper gutters and downspouts. But those special details were lost in the view from the curb. They receded into the background because there was nothing to draw […]

Landscape Design Process Brings Creative Visions to Life

Initial landscape design concept

If you haven’t worked with a landscape design company before, the design process may seem a little mysterious. Maybe that’s because every project is unique. All kinds of factors—from the size of the job to whether additional professionals or trades need to be brought in—play into what the experience will be like. Adding a flagstone […]

Drainage Solutions Prevent Rain Damage

Block retaining wall in Hiawassee

Maybe you’ve noticed. We’ve had way more than our share of rain so far this year. In fact, according to the weather statistics keepers at NOAA, the Gainesville reporting station had recorded about 42 inches in total rainfall in these first six months of 2020, compared to the normal rainfall amount of around 27 inches […]