Hardscaping Guide: Landscape Walls, Stairs and Pathways

Creating a beautiful home and property can be a challenge. At each step in the process, whether you’re painting the porch or pruning the trees, you want your home to be appealing, stylish, and comfortable. At B&D Rockeries, our decades of landscaping experience has taught us that quality hardscaping can improve (or complete!) any yard.

Hardscaping is exactly what it sounds like — using brick, stone, glass, and other hard materials to improve a piece of property. It’s one of the oldest tricks in the book, but the sophistication and elegance that hardscaping provides is timeless. This year, even more home and landowners have invested in beautiful pathways, retaining walls, patios, and more.

In the hopes of sharing our own love of quality hardscaping, here are three of the most common hardscaping options and how you can apply these ideas to your own property.


Retaining Walls

Landscape walls are one of the most versatile types of hardscaping. They can be used to control water flow on your property, stabilize a steep incline, or simply increase the aesthetic value of your yard. Rockery experts can help you decide between large rocks, small or “half man” rocks, large boulders, and anything in between.

Our goal, as rockery and landscaping professionals, is to improve your property and ensure it looks great for years to come. When it comes to rock retaining walls, our experience allows us to build walls that won’t crumble over the years. We intend to give homeowners the natural beauty of a rock wall without worrying about its stability or durability.

We use quality rocks from local quarries, and our landscape wall team is trained and equipped to make sure they complement your home. Because it is concrete (so to speak) and lasting, hardscaping can be a big decision. But we trust that you will love a well-built retaining wall for years to come.


Stairs and Pathways

Stairs and pathways are classic examples of hardscaping. Picture this: a lane of beautiful natural stone winding through your lawn, alongside a stream, or under your favorite maple tree. Landscape pathways instantly turn your yard into a garden, ready for guests or a quiet stroll.

At B&D Rockeries, our goal is to design each pathway according to that specific yard. Every property is unique, and we are dedicated to finding the design and materials that best suit your home. Landscaped stairs, in particular, demand a great degree of creative thinking. First, where are the steps leading? Is the slope prone to excess water drainage or landslides? In some cases, we find that natural rock retaining walls and stairs work perfectly together, creating a safer and more beautiful environment for your friends and family.

If you are interested in landscaped pathways or stairs, our team is ready to help you find the perfect rockery solution for your land.

Water Features

While water features may not always be created with hardscaping, they almost always look great together. A landscape pathway circling a pond, a rock wall beside a fountain, a waterfall made of hardscaping materials — these are all gorgeous combinations, and we encourage you to invite an expert to help decide your next yard improvement project.

Local Hardscaping Professionals

For over 35 years, the landscaping experts at B&D Rockeries have served the Seattle area. We take pride in each project, and we strive to achieve your vision for your yard or garden. We want you to take pride in your property, so we are dedicated to helping you build a landscape you love. For more information on our hardscaping services, contact our offices today.

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