Natural stone masonry and stonescaping is an important element in a garden.

Masonry and flagstone work together to create this patio

 

MASONRY & STONESCAPING

  • Cultured Stone
  • Stone Veneer
  • Dry Stack Walls
  • Mortared Stone Walls
  • Placement Boulders

See our Masonry and Stonescaping Portfolio Here

Our rustic masonry and stonescaping includes mortared or dry stack fieldstone walls, large placement boulders and a variety of cultured stone applications.

There are many varieties of stone available for walls; we also build walls with cinder block or poured concrete, and then face them with cultured stone, stone veneer or with flagstone, always with a flagstone cap. The advantage of cultured stone and stone veneer is that there are hundreds of colors and styles to choose from.

Our flagstone work is really a form of masonry, but we have it listed under Patios and Walkways. We also build brick walls and use brick to accent patios and to edge lawns.

Stone adds a texture to a garden that contrasts with the greenery of plant material and the color of flowers; it is the contrast in texture that adds interest. Details Landscape Art creates natural stone elements as part of the entire landscape design.

 

Read more in our blog

At Details Landscape Art, we love educating people about how to get the most out of their beautiful garden. You can search through our posts using the slider to the right.

We have several topics on Masonry and Stonescaping for your garden in our blog library, with more added every week, so take a look and be sure to check in again soon.

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Brick

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