Landscaping Ideas Using Stone
The climate in Dallas makes it difficult to create unique, beautiful, and natural landscaping. Landscapers face many different challenges when designing a family’s front or back yard or working with commercial businesses to freshen up their space. It’s essential that landscapers use a variety of materials to create a landscape theme that will impress any home or business owner. Consider using stone veneer for your next renovation. Here are just a few things you can do with spray stone made from real stone.
Transform a Driveway
Landscaping is more than planting a few trees in the back yard. It can be a whole makeover for homes. A driveway is the very first contact that someone has with a home, so it needs to be just as amazing as the surrounding landscape. With enVision Stone, landscapers and their clients can choose from a variety of different patterns, colors, and shapes. Imagine small cobblestones to give the driveway a European feel, or large stone slabs that will make the driveway look bigger.
Create a Courtyard
The first thing you think about when imagining a courtyard is the ground. A large, open space that is lush with greenery and native Dallas plants with little alcoves for sitting and relaxing, maybe a waterfall bubbling in the distance. This scene comes together with stone features throughout the courtyard. A walkway leading to sitting areas made from real stone veneer that has a cooling effect to the space. The waterfall or birdbath beautifully made from stone add the finishing touches.
A walkway in a courtyard that leads to a nestled sitting area may sound delightful, but add some personality to the walkway with texture. Combine different methods of stone applications to create smaller pebblestones and place larger pieces of stone on top for stepping stones. Children and families will love venturing through their courtyard, their eyes bouncing from texture to texture.
Build a Staircase
Not a traditional interior staircase, but a few steps to create layers and add depth to the landscape. Imagine two steps and the top of the third step is two or three feet deep to make a second level; then, more steps and another level. At the top is a quiet pool of water or sitting area. This is perfect for yards near a rolling hill that need some character. Add flower pots to the levels to add natural texture.
Outdoor Fireplace or Firepit
Even nights in Dallas can get cool. A stone veneer fireplace or firepit will make a great focal point for any landscape and give families something to gather around at night. This is also a chance to switch up the texture of the space again. If the surrounding ground is smooth stone, design the fireplace using rounded stone pieces that have an old-age fireplace look.
Perfect for clients with a pool or pets that have a tendency to get dirty often, an outdoor shower made from real stone allows homeowners to rinse off after a dip in a chlorinated pool or clean off their pets before heading inside. The shower can be designed using a smooth surface or give it a more rustic feel with stone slabs. Or again, mix up the texture and use both!
Landscapers in Dallas may be challenged with what materials they can use, but with real stone veneer as an option, the ideas are endless. Textured walkways, pebblestone driveways, or rustic showers, give your clients something unique and natural. enVision Stone prides ourselves on providing contractors, landscapers, and home builders with an option that is easy to install, saves your client money, and adds a beautiful look to any space.