Snow covers a natural flagstone patio.

9 Ways to Winterize Your Stone Patio Before the Colder Months

Warm summer days spent outside on your stone patio have given way to cool autumn evenings, drinking hot cider around your fire pit. Pretty soon, the leaves will disappear from the trees, and the temperatures are sure to sink lower as we experience less sunlight in the day. Before the temperatures get too low and…

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A propane fire pit burns on a flagstone patio next to a backyard pool.

5 Design Choices to Make When Installing a Fire Pit

Choosing the design of a fire pit for your backyard patio can be a frustrating process. It can seem nearly impossible to figure out where to start with so many types, styles, features, and other decisions to make. Maybe you’ve considered just searching for “fire pits near me” and choosing one from a big-box store,…

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A beautiful stone walkway leads to a stone patio designed by Dutchies Stoneworks.

Keep These 9 Things in Mind When Maintaining Your Stone Walkways

Whether your natural stone path leads to your front door or your outdoor living space, properly maintaining it is crucial to keep it beautiful for many years. Your stone walkway needs to be professionally sealed to protect it from the elements. Knowing the right products to use—and not to use—on your outdoor path is also…

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Gray stone patio with chairs and outdoor seating

A Complete Guide to Designing Your Stone Patio

Stone patios are the bread and butter of the stone masonry work we do here at Dutchies Stoneworks. For over a decade, we’ve perfected the craft of our stone masonry expertise—and all the hiccups that can come with it. Just because we’re experts at creating stone patios and other stone masonry projects, that doesn’t mean…

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Flagstone patio and outdoor kitchen with grill, sinks, and refrigeration

3 Common Questions Answered About Outdoor Kitchens

As the weather gets warmer and we find ourselves spending more time outdoors, there’s nothing better than heading outside to a perfect outdoor space. Whether you have a deck, patio, or just simply a porch with a grill, you and your family are likely enjoying fresh air somewhere in your backyard. But have you ever…

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stone retaining wall separates vegetation from stone walking steps.

How a Stone Retaining Wall Will Notably Improve Your Home

Do you think your home needs a stone retaining wall? The short answer—yes, or at least that’s what we believe here at Dutchies Stoneworks. While we may be biased on whether or not you need a stone retaining wall, it’s no secret that adding one to your home landscaping will bring a lot of value….

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stone fireplace in an outdoor seating area

5 Things to Ask Yourself Before Adding an Outdoor Fireplace

Have you recently found yourself searching for “outdoor fireplaces near me”? Have you been eyeing up an empty portion of your outdoor patio to fill it with something warm and inviting? Or maybe you already have an outdoor fire feature that you want to upgrade into something more? If so, an outdoor fireplace may be…

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Young girl putting pizza into an outdoor pizza oven

Frequently Asked Questions About Outdoor Pizza Ovens

If your family is anything like ours here at Dutchies Stoneworks, nothing brings everyone together like freshly ordered pizza. Opening up that cardboard box, letting that warm smell of freshly baked dough hit your nose, taking the first crispy bite into your slice—does it get any better? Actually…it does! Let’s be honest—we all love pizza,…

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Stone patio renovation in Glenmoore Pennsylvania

Case Study: New Stone Patio Resolves Water Drainage Issues

At first glance, you may be wondering what’s wrong with this patio and why it’s shown as a “before” picture in this case study—it looks so good! But, if you know what you’re looking for, you’ll clearly see a few problems. The most notable would be the weed growth within the stone patio itself, as…

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