Landscaping Stones

Calgary Landscape Design & Architecture

Natural Stone

Landscaping

Stone Types & Exciting Landscape Uses

Many homeowners and designers use stones for pathways or stairs, placing them in a way for easy foot traffic. Other uses for large stone features include retaining walls or even using boulders as large, stationary feature much as you would a tree or stature.

The stones you will have at your disposal will vary depending on where you live. Limestone, slate, sandstone, cobbles, and flagstone are among the most common stone types used in landscaping. Each rock has its best applications in landscaping so let’s cover a few and get some ideas for your landscaping project.

Cobblestones

These are a classic stone with simple rounded lines that that are very popular choice for walkways. If you have seen older cobblestone roads, then you know the image they create. They have a rugged elegance that is great for creating pathways through gardens or lawns, and they are simple to use.

Slate

This is a trendy stone choice for landscaping. With it’s flat, level surface slate is often used to create retaining walls, or stepping-stones for an elegant pathway.  Their flat designs make it easy to stack flagstones one atop the other to form a solid vertical structure without the need for cement or mortar.

Quartzite

For decorative uses and creating visual appeal quartzite is an excellent choice. Quartzite has crystals on its exterior that reflect light in a sparkly manner. This makes Quartzite an great choice for fill stone in garden beds or under shrubs. They come in a wide range of sizes and colours to fit practically any landscaping project. Plus, they are very easy to use, pour and rake into place! Usually Quartzite has some reflective ability resembling a crystal. It makes for an excellent rock garden or edging for your flower beds.

Retaining Wall

Design & Construction

We offer several types of retaining wall designs and styles using different materials. Curb Design will customize your retaining wall to fit your property and add to its aesthetics.

Custom Concrete

Patios, Walkways, Flatwork

Adding custom concrete work to your property in the form of flatwork, patios or walkways is an easy way to add appeal to your property. We offer several concrete solutions.

Backyard Kitchen

Backyard Kitchen Design

An outdoor kitchen can be much more than a patio table and a barbecue grill. With all of the options available today, planning the right design for your home can be a challenge.

Natural Stone

Stone Enhancements

Much like adding stamped or coloured concrete work to your property, natural stone is another way to add curb appeal. Natural stone can be used as focal points, for pathways or as retaining walls.