Garden, Retaining, and Decorative Landscape Walls
Everyone wants a place they call their own. Your yard can be that place that serves as a personal getaway from the grind and noise of the busy world we live in. A garden, retaining, or decorative landscape wall can serve various functions. Not to mention the many side benefits.
At American Stone, we can help you get all the products you need to make the perfect rock, stone, or manufactured stone wall. And in case you were wondering, here are some great reasons you should have one of these types of walls in your landscape.
Terracing and Slope Stabilization
If you have a sloped or uneven terrain in your garden or landscape, a retaining wall can help create terraced levels, making it easier to cultivate plants, create usable space, and prevent soil erosion. Retaining walls made from American Stone boulders provide structural support and hold back the soil, preventing landslides and maintaining the integrity of your landscape.
A properly constructed stone or rock retaining wall can help manage water runoff by redirecting it away from the areas where it could cause damage, such as from the foundation of your house. By incorporating the right drainage systems or using permeable materials, you can prevent water accumulation, erosion, and potential flooding.
Increased Usable Space
Maybe you want to do more with your yard, but the grade is steep. What do you do? By building a retaining wall with stacked rocks or the right combination of hardscape materials, you can transform an unusable or steep area into a functional space. Retaining walls allow you to level the ground and create terraces, which can be used for planting gardens, installing seating areas, or constructing outdoor living spaces.
Visual Appeal and Aesthetics
American Stone carries a variety of stones in a myriad of shapes, sizes, and colors. A decorative landscape wall can enhance the overall beauty and appearance of your garden or landscape. They can be built using various stone materials and can be designed in different styles to complement the surrounding environment and architecture.
You might even consider a column or monolith to act as a partial screen. Whatever you decide, a well-designed wall can add texture, depth, and visual interest to your outdoor space.
Boundary and Privacy
Perhaps your landscape needs a more permanent boundary line. A stone wall can be used to define the boundaries of your property and provide privacy from neighboring areas. They can act as a physical barrier, separating your garden or landscape from the outside world. Depending on the height and design, they can help create a secluded and intimate atmosphere.
Noise reduction: If you live in a noisy area or near a busy road, a solid retaining or decorative wall can help reduce the amount of noise entering your outdoor space. The mass of the wall absorbs and deflects sound waves, creating a quieter and more peaceful environment.
Increased property value: A well-designed and functional garden or landscape wall can increase the value of your property. Potential buyers often appreciate the benefits and aesthetics that come with a thoughtfully constructed wall, making your property more desirable in the real estate market.
Don’t forget, when planning to build a garden, retaining, or decorative landscape wall, it's essential to consider local regulations. You can start by consulting the stone professionals at American Stone to ensure the design and construction are suitable for your specific requirements and conditions. We can help you build it beautiful, today.
Now Make Your Own
Check out the variety of products we have from the links below.
We offer a variety of sizes and colors to give you just the right look for your landscaping dreams.
Give your outdoor space a notable landmark. A stone column or monolith is eye-grabbing and beautiful.
We now carry Western Interlock products that include pavers and block to build the perfect manicured look for your patio.