What to Consider Before Adding Stacked Stone Elements to Your Landscaping

Incorporating natural stone into your Denver landscape design is a great way to tie in the natural beauty the area offers while giving you flexibility in the types of plants you add to the space. While natural stone pavers can elevate the look of your patio space, they’re not the only option you have. 

Stacked stone gives you the ability to build vertical structures without relying on synthetic materials or less durable options. But before you start building a stacked stone element, there are a few things you need to consider.

How You Want to Use Them
Stacked stone is an incredibly versatile building method. Homeowners have used this method to build pillars, firepits, large outdoor fireplaces, outdoor cooking areas, and even garden beds. The options are limitless, but the way you plan on using the stones can impact the types of stone that you stack. 

Before you start looking at different options, consider what you want to build. For example, if you’re going to use the stone to build a fire pit, you’ll want to choose a material that’s incredibly heat resistant and unlikely to show significant charring under frequent use. If you’re using stone to build a garden bed, you’ll want to choose a type that’s resistant to mildew and algae growth.

Your Budget
It should come as no surprise that your budget will dictate the type of stone you choose and the size of the element you can build. Before you start designing anything or shopping for stone, think about how much you’re willing to spend on the project. Remember, the taller and larger the element is, the more it will cost to build.

Keep that number in mind when you speak with a specialist at Natural Stone Sales. This way, you’ll be able to look at materials that will fit your budget and can better understand your options.

Your Maintenance Tolerance
Stacked stone, like most natural stone landscaping elements, is incredibly resilient. It requires minimal maintenance and shouldn’t take much effort to keep it looking like new throughout the year. However, some stone types will require additional care and upkeep if you want them to look pristine.

Think about how much time and effort you’re willing to invest in the maintenance of your stacked stone elements. Discuss your concerns when you start shopping for materials so your stone specialist can help you choose the best type for your needs. This way, you won’t have to worry about taking on more maintenance than you have time for.

Stacked Stone Can Be a Great Addition to Your Landscaping
Adding stacked stone to your landscape design can be a great way to add color and texture to the space. But making sure the materials and construction method are the right fit for your needs is key. As long as you keep these things in mind when you start planning your addition, you’ll be in good shape.

If you’re ready to start planning and building your stacked stone project, choose the best materials possible. Contact Natural Stone Sales to speak with a member of our team or visit our showroom today.
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