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The Benefits of Working with a Landscape Architect

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Every great outdoor living space starts with a plan. At least, this is how Brian Murphy, Landscape Architect at Torrison Stone & Garden sees it. Long before the sod is rolled out and the polymeric sand is smoothed over the paver joints, Brian takes the client’s wish list, applies his creative vision and designs a […]

Caring for Your New Landscape Plantings

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Watering during the first growing season and through the establishment period that a tree/shrub is planted is crucial for its survival. Here are some tips to give your new plantings a successful beginning.  • Water new plants thoroughly with a heavy, slow soaking, making certain that the soil around the roots is wet. Using a […]

Clean Patios Are Happy Patios

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Stone is one of the most durable choices you can make for your home’s outdoor living spaces, and regular maintenance will keep it looking great for years to come. Keeping your walkways, steps and patios in good shape is as easy as making sure these three steps are routinely addressed over their lifetime. Powerwashing Oftentimes, […]

Curb Appeal Talk with Colleen Kinyon

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“Despite snow, wind, sleet and messy roads, the Wallingford Garden Club members celebrated Soup Month at their February meeting. Homemade soups and wonderful bakery bread were the perfect match for that winter day. Members also baked a big variety of desserts. After lunch and a short business meeting, Colleen Kinyon was the guest speaker and […]

Palmer Field Renovations Beginning To Take Shape

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The Middletown Press link to actual article Once you get past the pounding of nails, screech of saws and dust in the air, the beauty of the renovations at Palmer Field stops you in your tracks. A wrought-iron entry arch topped with “Palmer Field” spelled out in block lettering, brick columns, stone work, landscape, platform seating […]

Torrison Stone & Garden Wins Blue Ribbon Business Award

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DURHAM — The town’s economic development commission has announced the first recipient of the Blue Ribbon Business Award for the first quarter of 2019. This honor was created to show our appreciation and support for our local businesses. Torrison Stone & Garden received over 20 nominations for the award, based on excellence in customer service, […]

Colleen Kinyon – Container Gardener Guru

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Colleen Kinyon is the container gardener guru. She is a Landscape Designer and Garden and Property Manager for Torrison Stone and Garden at 422 Main Street in Durham. The Wallingford Garden Club loved her dynamic presentation and slide show on container gardens and gardening smarter. Along with many photos of garden examples that employed unusual […]

An Award Winning Company

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Over the years Torrison Stone & Garden has been recognized and awarded forour exceptional work – making us an award winning company! Durham Economic Development Commission – Blue Ribbon Business Award 2019 2018 HOBI Award Winner – Best Commercial Amenity for the Palmer Field Renovation in Middletown, CT Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Connecticut Connections […]

Outdoor Showroom to Open in April

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Eddinger said almost 20 of their regular partners had a part in creating the showroom. Rockfall Builders worked on the fully functioning outdoor kitchen and pavilion, Durham Fence put up the surrounding fence, and RLI Electric LLC is doing the lighting. Other companies are being incorporated in the sound system, seating and decor as well. […]