How to choose the right natural stone for your landscape project
Landscaping can overhaul any plot of land by giving it a stylish and elegant look. But knowing what natural stones to use and how to use them can go a long way in determining the success or failure of a project. This article is a handy guide on how to select suitable natural stones and aggregates for your landscaping projects.
How to choose a suitable natural stone?
It would be best to keep in mind the following factors:
- Are the stones only for cosmetic reasons, or do they have any true purpose? Stones can be used for functionality and comfort, too. For example, you can use them for walkways, garden steps, porches, patio surfaces, and so on.
- Next, are the chosen stones coordinating well with the surrounding plants?
- Are the colours and texture of the stones going well with the landscape theme?
- Finally, depending on how big or small the landscape is, you need to make your pick natural stones that are suitable for the space.
What stones to pick?
Brown Armor Stone
You can use this natural stone for many purposes, including garden accent pieces, raised garden beds, gateways, stone steps, driveways, pool edging, paving stones, building larger retaining walls, etc.
Orillia Armour Stone
You can create a striking outdoor accent piece or build retaining walls using this armour stone.
Skidded Armour Stone
Convenient to work with, this armour stone comes in a variety of colors and sizes. You can use it for building smaller retaining walls.
Available in a natural and sandblasted finish, this square-cut flagstone is sourced from Ontario! It serves as an excellent choice for walkways, pathways, patios, stepping stones, wall accents, etc.
Also called glacier boulders or rainbow rocks, these stones are unique choices for any water features you have throughout your yard. They make perfect statement pieces for accenting any landscape. They also help accentuate the look of natural stone gardens.
What aggregates to choose from?
These pea-sized pebbles are available in a wide range of colors. You can use them as decorative gravel for covering driveways. Pea gravel can also be used to replace mulch by filling up the gaps in pathways and garden beds. This decorative gravel is sometimes used as a patio stone and allows for efficient natural drainage.
Gabion Stone Clear Limestone
Like pea gravel, you can use this limestone, also, for decorative and drainage purposes. Additionally, you can use it as a barrier to soil erosion.
These are rounded stones that facilitate water drainage. You can use them to enhance most landscape designs as well.
This decorative stone is a popular choice for accenting water features and garden beds.
Ebony Black Granite
With this natural stone, you can give any driveway a bold and strong look. It is available in deep grey and black and provides a beautiful appearance to your landscaping design.
Use this stone to accentuate your garden beds, water features, and patio stone design.
Mexican Beach Pebbles
These smooth, rounded, and highly durable pebbles can be used to create decorative ponds, water fountains, walkways, and beautiful relaxing gardens.
You can use this limestone product as an interlocking stone for permeable and non-permeable pavers. This aggregate is an ideal interlocking stone material that allows for drainage.
Using the above tips, you can give any landscape a completely transformed look with confidence. Want to know where to source these materials? Contact FSI Landscape Supply today for more information!