One of the best ways to enhance any landscaping plan is to include a stone wall or two. Whether you chose to use natural stone or manufactured blocks, the effect is unique and impressive. Few yards can’t profit by having areas marked off or raised for dramatic effect, and using stone makes those boundaries more defined.
Some of the things you can create include a retaining wall, a raised bed or border, for a complete range of ideas you can contact your local landscaping business. Manufactured blocks are easier to use and appear more formal in the yard. When looking for a large pallete of colors and shapes you will want to choose manufactured stone. They are designed to fit together in a specific way that ensures their stability.
You can delineate an area that is specific as a planting bed with a low line of blocks or stone. Create a flower bed using a low stone wall. Using serval rows of rock will help you create a raised bed in your yard. Raised beds are particularly good for flowers and vegetable plantings. Once you build the wall you add soil and amendments before planting, these beds usually have fewer weeds as well.
Formal stone walls have been used for thousands of years to delineate borders, to create field boundaries and to help retain soil and water. Farmers in New England used the stones they found to build the stone walls that now dot the whole area. In older parts of the world you will find stone walls scaling hills to create terraces that allow people to plant in areas that otherwise would be not be farmable. Stone walls are normally not needed to hold the land in place but are mainly for beauty.
If you are looking for a one of kind stone wall look, then natural stone is for you. It is best to get a selection of sizes of stone, since that allows you to create a more stable wall in the end. The beauty of a well done stone wall is like art. If you spend time fitting the stones together correctly the result with be a beautiful stone wall.
By contacting a local landscasping firm you can get a complete range of ideas for using both natural and manufactured stone. Many such centers can also provide building services and design services that help you bring your dreams onto the page and into your yard. It takes some planning to design something that is harmonious with the curves and flow of your yard. Once a plan is determined you can decide if you want to do the work yourself or have someone else come and do it.
Stone walls are a good addition to any yard. Stone walls will last almost as long as time itself.