Landscape designThe Benefits of Natural Stone Hardscaping

May 14, 2017
natural stone hardscaping
Natural stone hardscaping adds character to your landscaping as well as divides up your space into manageable sections.

Natural stone hardscaping is one of the most beautiful elements that you can incorporate into your yard. Whether you’re looking for a new hardscaping material to add into your outdoor living area or preparing for your first outdoor hardscaping project, natural stone hardscaping is the best choice. What are some of the benefits of natural stone hardscaping?

Natural Stone Hardscaping Materials

The most common natural stone hardscaping materials include:

  • River rock
  • Slate
  • Limestone
  • Landscape boulders
  • Flagstone
  • Gray quarry stone

Large pieces of stone are typically used to form walls, retaining walls, outdoor fireplaces, and walkways. Smaller pieces of stone are typically incorporated into landscaping as accents, use for edging and borders, and used for ground cover.

Flexible for Your Budget

While natural stone hardscaping can be costly if you have many projects and accent features planned, it can adapt to a wide variety of budget needs. Natural stones themselves can wildly range in price, so less expensive stones are ideal for bigger projects or smaller budgets. Keep in mind that natural stone hardscaping typically costs more for the same project. In other words, a brick retaining wall would typically cost less to assemble than a natural stone retaining wall, since the natural stone version requires a good deal of time to perfectly stack everything together.

The Benefits of Natural Stone Hardscaping

Natural stone hardscaping has remained popular over time for many reasons, including:

  • Natural stone is hard and organic, so it will last a long time in the elements
  • It blends beautifully with the colors and shapes of outdoor areas and does not look artificial or harsh
  • Natural stones are available in a huge range of colors to suit your preferences and hardscaping design
  • Natural stone is one of the most beautiful building materials used throughout time

All of Your Landscaping Needs from Pinehurst Landscape Company

Pinehurst Landscape Company provides professional landscaping design for you throughout the year. We have over 50 years of experience in the landscape design field and we are experts in making functional, beautiful, and environmentally friendly yards. Our designers work with you one on one to make sure you end up with a finished product that you love. Visit us online or give us a call at (410) 592-6766 for more information. To see examples of our work, be sure to follow us on Houzz, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

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