Stone: Adding a Natural Component to Your Landscaping

  • By ASPM
  • 09 Aug, 2017
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Natural stone is a stunning addition to any landscape design. The right stone sourced well and positioned just right builds character and charm into any landscape. Choosing the right natural stone can seem like an overwhelming project. High-quality products add value to any property, setting your home or business apart from the rest.

Common Types of Natural Stone and How to Use Them

What makes the use of natural stone so ideal for just about any hardscaping project is that each piece is unique. They differ in pattern, color, shape, and texture, giving each design a truly one-of-a-kind feel.

Granite

Perhaps one of the most diverse and unique products available is granite. Though it is possible to use slabs of granite in landscaping, it's also much more common to use crushed or cut granite. It offers a number of benefits, including being budget-friendly, easy to install, and ideal for areas where you want a soft, natural look.

Limestone

Limestone is an exceptional option. It creates stunning pathways and works well in just about any setting. Larger slabs create a commanding presence. It works well for patios, walls, raised beds, and most any space. Limestone is moderately priced. Weathered limestone offers a more rustic or rough look, adding a bit more of a naturally placed look.

Sandstone

For short walls or placing around a tree, sandstone works well. Add larger pieces to make a statement with their texture. Available in many colors, it tends to stand out well in landscaping. It's also a great choice for creating steps or seating areas. Although a bit pricier, it continues to look impressive for years to come.

Flagstone

Flagstone is often the highest-priced option but it definitely is an excellent choice for patios or more upscale walkways. Chosen for its variety of colors and textures, it's ideal for those who want a statement piece. The brighter colors don't fade, but will create a stunning look that lasts for years.

When it comes to choosing options for your landscape or hardscape in Norfolk, NE,residents can depend on ASPM for all of their needs. We work with you to design and install impressive natural stone to transform your home or business. Contact us for a quote today .

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