If you’ve ever undertaken anything from a construction project to a landscaping project, rocks and stones are probably one of the first things that are cleared out to make way for something grand and new. Sometimes those stones can be stubborn, too. They may be large, or deeply embedded in the soil. It may be challenging, even costly to remove them, but they have to go!
…or do they?
If you’re used to battling stone, especially the seemingly large and unruly ones, or if you’ve got one or a few that you roll your eyes at daily and can’t wait to be rid of, you might want to reconsider. Natural stone (whether it’s selected from a quarry or home-grown right there in your yard) can be one of your best landscaping allies.
Want to know more about how natural stone can be an asset instead of a headache? Read on! We’ve collected five of our popular posts about natural stone, so whether you’re planning a new patio or hardscape, a pond or water feature, or are just looking for new ideas to add character to your outdoor space, these resources will get you started in the right direction.
1. 6 Benefits Of Using Natural Stone In Your Landscape Design
It seems only fitting to start with the *why*. Sure, you can add natural stone to your landscape design, but do you know what makes it so valuable? If you’re already a fan, then you know it looks great, whether it’s old world brick or timeless bluestone. But if that weren’t enough of a reason to include it in your plan, there’s a lot more to natural stone than its beauty.
Natural stone can actually serve very practical and important functions. Get acquainted with some very good reasons to include stone as an integral part of your landscape. You may just find yourself loving it even more.
2. 5 Types Of Natural Stone For Beautiful Walkways & Patios
Once you know a little bit about stone’s benefits, it’s time to dig into the different kinds of stone that you might choose for your landscape. The type you choose will depend on a lot of things – the aesthetic you want to achieve, its purpose and location, even the style of your home.
This isn’t an exhaustive list but it’s a good one to get you started. These are some of the most common – and lovely – types of natural stone that look right at home in any New Jersey yard.
3. 4 Brilliant Ways To Use Natural Stone In Your Landscape
Wondering just how to incorporate stone into your landscape design? We’ve got you covered! There are so many possibilities that it really depends on the plan that you and your landscape architect come up with. But these ideas will get you started thinking about ways that stone can be used simply and beautifully.
We’ll start you off with some basics in this post, but you can keep reading for more creative and impactful ideas in the next one.
4. 5 (More!) Creative Ways To Use Natural Stone In Your Landscape
Ready for more ways to use stone that can mean the difference between an ordinary yard and a stunning outdoor living space? From brick to pavers to fieldstone and more, stone is versatile enough to be used as everything from an accent piece to a focal point.
Whether you’re looking to add texture, depth, even color, or to provide a foundation, border or decorative natural touch, stone should be your go-to resource.
5. How Natural Stone Creates Beautiful And Healthy Ponds
Natural stone isn’t just for landscapes! It’s a perfect accompaniment to your aquascapes, too. In fact, if you’re interested in a pond or waterfall, it’s almost impossible to design and build one without stone.
Yes, stone adds a special, beautifully natural touch to ponds, but did you know that it also serves unique functions that only stone can fill? What if we told you that stone is a necessary ingredient for a clean pond? That without it, your pond might be overgrown with algae and your fish sick or worse? Bet you’d want to know more! Find out why stone is an integral part of a pond and which types of stone work best.
Are you inspired to incorporate natural stone into your landscape plan? If you’re interested in learning more, contact us for a consultation and let’s talk about how to turn your yard into a true outdoor living space.