The Dallas-Fort Worth area’s humid, subtropical climate means that you can enjoy your yard year-round. Why not expand your outdoor living space and get more out of your time outdoors through the incorporation of stone in your landscaping? Take a look at the work we did for one Dallas-Fort Worth area homeowner. The new stone patio, fireplace, retaining wall, and water feature make the backyard feel like an extension of the home and create a new, outdoor room for entertaining or family meals!
Stone can be used in many functional and decorative ways to enhance patios, pathways, and garden borders, and to construct outdoor structures such as water features, fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, columns, gazebos, and raised planting beds. Why is stone so popular? Because it is attractive, versatile, and available almost anywhere.
Some of the key things to consider when selecting stone are:
- Material: Both natural stone and pavestone products can be used in landscaping. The choice of stone depends to a large extent upon the look and feel you are trying to achieve with your landscape. Natural stone can be used to create a custom look, or a more natural and rugged feel, whereas pavestone results in a more uniform and structured look.
- Color: Stones with dark colors may not be the best choice in shaded or dark areas but, instead, brightly colored ones that can brighten the area would be appropriate.
- Shape: Stones that will be used in steps should be flat with a coarse surface so they will be easy to walk on but not slippery when wet. Stones that will be placed in sitting and dining areas should also be level and not pointy so that tables and chairs will not tilt.
Many people spend hundreds of hours a year making their personal space comfortable and attractive. What sets every home, yard or garden apart is the individual ideas of the homeowner. With an almost endless range of sizes, shapes and colors available, there is a stone to fit every taste and budget.