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Stonewall Landscaping Ideas.
Any form of stone wall can enhance the appearance of a landscaped garden in a number of ways. It can be used as a perimeter enclosure, a backdrop for a display of colorful plants or can be used to separate various areas of the garden.
Stonewalls can be made in many different sizes and shapes and if thought about properly can include colored decorative stones, and mosses encouraged to grow on the surface.
There are several uses for any kind of stone retaining wall here are a few suggestions relating to landscaping ideas.
* To create a walled area around a tiled patio where they can act as ledges for the display of colorful potted plants and are particularly attractive if they can be artificially induced to show signs of aging, or they can be used to enclose a safe area for kids to play.
* If the garden is sloped, stonewalls can be used to tier the slope of the garden to have several tiers of level ground for small lawn areas or flower beds.
If walls are used within the garden space as separators and not outer perimeter walls then do not make them too high. Avoid making the walls any higher than about four feet otherwise they tend to swamp the area, and if you make the walls about two foot high they provide handy places to sit and view the surrounding landscape.
Garden stone walls can be constructed from natural rocks although you would need a good collection to build a wall of any substance, so it is better to buy the necessary materials from a nearby garden supply store.
There are many decorative blocks to choose from manufactured by such companies as, Eagle Bay, Cambridge, and Belgard, who all supply a good selection of colors and patterns if you choose this kind of material for the stonewall.