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

Masonry and flagstone work together to create this patio



  • 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.

Hardscape Installation – North Bennett Valley

The hardscape installation of this north Bennett Valley garden was part of a three-month project done in two phases. As described in the previous blog about root removal, the first phase was the demolition of existing concrete, fencing, grass, plants and irrigation....

Fountaingrove Fire Rebuild Featured Garden

A fire rebuild is becoming a common occurrence these days in the wake of the fires of 2017 and 2019. We were referred to this project by one of our best customers, also a resident of the Fountaingrove development who was fortunate to escape the firestorms. The...

Landscaping Tips

Following are some juicy landscaping tips and tidbits. Over the course of almost thirty years of landscaping in the greater Sonoma County area, Details Landscape Art has learned a few tricks in its day. Fertilize lawns in winter. We’ve always heard ‘Oh, don’t bother...

West Santa Rosa Featured Garden

This West Santa Rosa garden, about a mile or two west of downtown Santa Rosa, was located in a small country style subdivision of about a dozen or so homes. The homeowners, who had a completely blank slate in the backyard, and a plain wall-to-wall grass front yard...

Bennett Valley-Annadel Featured Garden

In 2018, after building a beautiful small garden for a nice young couple, we were referred to her parents' multi-level property which backed up to Annadel State Park, with views of the oaks and rolling hills. In the fall of 2018 we removed the remnants of an old...

Crushed Rock, Gravel and Stones

Details Landscape Art, a Sonoma County landscape contractor, uses a variety of hardscape materials, including crushed rock, gravel and stones. Depending on the application, we may use some or all of these products. It is important to distinguish and understand the...

Petaluma Hillside Featured Garden

This newer subdivision home was set on a hillside in west Petaluma, and had only minimal front yard landscaping. The front yard was small and flat, but the backyard was a steep slope falling away from the house at more than forty five degrees, and called for a...

West Petaluma Kid Friendly Featured Garden

Details Landscape Art received a call from a young couple with two small children who live in the historic west side area of Petaluma, asking for a kid friendly garden.  A few blocks from downtown, the backyard was huge and hadn’t been touched in over forty years. It...

Santa Rosa (Montecito) Featured Garden

Details Landscape Art, a Santa Rosa landscape contractor, was called to rebuild a front yard landscape. Set in the cul-de sac of a quiet court, this Montecito neighborhood project was in need of a complete makeover. The driveway was cracked all over, the walkway from...

East Santa Rosa Featured Garden

Details Landscape Art, a Santa Rosa landscaper, was referred to this split-level project in northeast Santa Rosa, which badly needed landscaping help. The upper level of the backyard consisted of wall-to-wall grass, and an ugly concrete paver patio and steps.The lower...