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Backyard Makeover with the Make-a-Wish Foundation

The Make-A-Wish Foundation, with the help of Southwest Boulder & Stone, other local businesses and a host of volunteers, recently completed a full backyard makeover for a San Diego family. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a nationwide organization whose mission is to change the lives of kids with life-threatening medical conditions. With over 60 chapters nationwide,


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New Year, New Yard.

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5 easy outdoor upgrades to consider for your home We’ve all heard the saying, “New Year, New You!” But what about your yard? Could it use an upgrade? A facelift? A full transformation? We all want our outdoor spaces to impress, but a full landscaping overhaul can be a daunting prospect. Luckily you don’t need


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How to Install Synthetic Grass

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Replacing real grass with artificial turf is a great way to be water-wise and save hundreds or even thousands of dollars per year in watering costs. At Southwest Boulder & Stone, we want to help you with your synthetic grass installation, and we carry a variety of products so you DIYers will have everything you need to complete your project. Throughout this


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PB Reopening Prayers Answered

...My prayers have been answered. I'll be waiting for your August 1st reopening date!
Judith H. Pacific Beach Resident
07/08/2016
With the announcement of our PB location reopening, we received tons of positive feedback from our loyal customers. One of our longtime customers,...
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Thinking About Adding Rocks and Boulders to your Landscape?

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Looking for Boulders? Check out our guide on how to pick out the perfect boulders for your landscape.


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Landscaping Home Run

Customer service here blew me out of the water...
Cindy P. Yelp.com
05/27/2016
Customer service here blew me out of the water. Everyone was SO SO SO SO quick to help and so knowledgeable. They had exactly what I needed to do ...
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From Historic Flour Mill to Renown Art Gallery

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Southwest Boulder & Stone was honored to be asked to assist in providing the landscape boulders and gravel for the Hauser, Wirth, & Schimmel Art Gallery, a revamped 19th century flour mill in downtown Los Angeles which opened March 2016.  From our Rainbow yard, the client hand selected specific sized and shaped Hickory Creek boulders


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Relieve Tax Season Stress – Plant a Vegetable Garden

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Podcast #7:
Michelle joins Horticulturist and Garden Expert, Laurie Fenly to explain the reasons why Vegetable Gardens are so rewarding on your overall health and well-being.


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Escondido Store Update

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Escondido construction moves at lightning speeds Escondido construction moves at lightning speeds in preparation for the May 9th opening.  The bulk bins have been set in place, ready to receive material starting this week.  The warehouse has also been given a substantial makeover including  an all new design area where homeowner’s can enjoy design books,


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Using Chippers and Grinders: Careful before Clearing

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Chippers and grinders are commonplace for tree companies, but that doesn’t mean everyone is an expert. In an industry where the improper use of equipment can mean life or death, training never ends. At both Mountain High Tree, Lawn & Landscape Co., and at Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care, training for new employees on


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