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Landscape with Stones – How to Improve Your Yard

Commercial Retaining Wall - Winston SalemStone can be a powerful unifying element having a strong influence on the landscape. As well as adding texture and contrast, stone serves as a durable groundcover and requires little or no maintenance. Walkways, walls, and driveways are all practical ways to use stone. However, finding a landscaper who can bring your vision to reality can be difficult. When you want to landscape with stones in your backyard or company entrance, call Landscape Solutions and Design.

Kostas Menegakis began Landscape Solutions and Design in 2006 to provide the community with a spectrum of landscaping services. With a combined 15 years of experience, our technicians are also fully-licensed and insured. We service both commercial and residential properties in the Piedmont area of North Carolina tackling both small and large projects. Whatever the size of your property, we can provide you with a personalized solution.

Cost of Stone

Generally, there are several factors affecting the cost of stone. First, certain landscaping rocks cost more than others. For instance, pea gravel is less expensive than Mexican beach pebbles. Size matters as well. Whereas large rocks cost more, they can cover more ground. Then, of course, there is the scope of your project. Of course, it will be more expensive to landscape a large area than a small one.

Certainly, you can find calculators online that’ll help you determine the amount of stone you’ll need for your project. Better yet, call Landscape Solutions and Design at 336-442-0160 for a free estimate. One of our experienced technicians will assess your property, listen to your ideas and present personalized solutions. Best of all, our software can show you what your finished project will look like before we even begin.

How to Use Natural Stone in your Landscape Design

When considering incorporating stone into your landscape design for your business or home, think about colors and textures. Stone ranges from rough angular to smooth rounded edges and is available in a large variety of colors. Choose one that will enhance the surrounding architecture and already established landscape. Next, determine the use of the stone. For example, small sized gravel works in borders, patios, or walkways, providing visual interest. If you choose to use gravel on a pathway, pick a rounded stone as it is easier to walk on. On the other hand, you’ll want a hard stone for an area that has vehicular traffic.

There are many different ways to incorporate natural stone in your backyard or commercial area:

  • Steps and walls
  • Patio
  • Outdoor fireplace or firepit
  • Driveway and walkways
  • Pondless waterfall

Certainly, there’s something automatically calming about the sound of trickling or flowing water. One way to incorporate this sound into your surroundings is by installing a pondless waterfall.  Basically, this is a waterfall without a pond. Water flows down over natural rocks to an in-ground reservoir. It’s then pumped up to the top where water flows back down the waterfall.

While most people use retaining walls in their backyard to provide more level areas, commercial property can benefit too.  Uniquely, retaining walls are incredibly useful landscape structures with many applications for commercial properties. Creating gently-sloped ramps for wheelchair access is one such way. Often, we design a wall as a highly attractive feature that can define a driveway or corridor.

Are you unsure how natural stone can enhance your business?  Landscape Solutions and Design has created beautiful entrances to many businesses. Take a look at some of our commercial projects here. Then, call us to set up an appointment and let us show you how to create a stunning impression.

Landscape with Stones – A Trusted Contractor

Using stone in your landscape has almost unlimited possibilities. When considering a contractor to landscape with stones in your backyard or commercial property, choose Landscape Solutions and Design. Servicing Greensboro, Summerfield, Archdale, Belews Creek, Winston-Salem, and the Lake Norman area, Landscape Solutions and Design is a trusted landscaper. Our experienced technicians will listen to your concerns and develop a plan to transform your property. Browse our gallery to see some of the wall, walkway and outdoor fireplace projects we’ve done.

Moreover, we are members of the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute.  This gives us access to the most current information for the design and installation of pavers and related concrete materials.  Coupled with our years of experience, we are a trusted installer of hardscape structures.

Don’t just dream about how you want your yard to look! Call Landscape Solutions and Design today at 336-442-0160 for a free estimate and let us turn your vision into reality. While your home may be your castle, your yard is your sanctuary.