The many stone varieties for any landscape design
Many landscape professionals and landscaping enthusiasts are getting excited for the warm month ahead, with spring around the corner. As many of us are gravitating towards being outdoors more often, you may find yourself thinking your landscape could use a facelift. Armour stone, interlocking stone, and flagstone are popular choices to elevate and enhance many landscaping elements. At FSI Landscape Supply, we carry a variety of stones to suit any design.
Armour stone receives its name due to its resilient character and its traditional use. Traditionally, armour stone is used for lining sea walls and other aquatic borders as a protective shield. Its resilient nature, low maintenance qualities, and natural beauty make armour stone perfect for many landscapes. Armour stone comes in various colours and sizes suitable for any hardscape design. As the traditional use of armour stone is for lining bodies of water, it makes it an excellent choice for pool borders. Landscape professionals trust armour stone for the construction of retaining walls. The purpose of a retaining wall can be for aesthetics or function. The traditional purpose is to hold soil back from eroding or shifting, therefore, providing additional support. Those who have a sloped or house positioned downhill can benefit from a retaining wall constructed from armour stones.
Interlocking stone can be used for various landscape design ideas. You can choose interlocking stones for patios, terraces, driveways, walkways, garden bed borders, pathways, and much more. Interlocking stone is the perfect alternative to traditional asphalt or poured concrete. It comes in a variety of colours, patterns, shapes, sizes, and finishes. It is a popular choice as interlocking stones do not retain moisture, therefore, will not chip or crack due to expanding and shrinking as a result of the harsh weather elements. Interlocking stones are easy to maintain and easy to clean. If a stone is subject to any damage, it is simple to remove and replace.
Flagstone is another popular choice when it comes to hardscaping/landscaping. It typically comes in two shapes; however, it can be used in multiple ways. Whether you choose cut paver stones or irregularly shaped stones, you can be sure it will enhance any design. As their texture is on the rough side, it makes it an excellent choice for patios, walkways/pathways, or stepping stones. As previously mentioned, armour stones are a perfect choice for a pool deck. However, flagstone is another fantastic option as it is slip-resistant and heat resistant. Therefore, no fear of walking barefoot on a hot summer day. Flagstone offers a natural look, especially irregular shaped stones add charm and character. There are many reasons to choose flagstones: durable, low moisture absorption, and easy application. Flagstone can be easily applied on top of soil or concrete base. A professional landscaper can assist with design and application.
Landscaping professionals or landscape contractors should feel secure knowing they can find various stones and other landscaping supplies all in one place. At FSI Landscape Supply, we carry many stones to suit your hardscape or landscape design. Our products and materials are high quality, and there is no short supply. As we approach spring, it is best to contact us today for your future design plans!