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7 Uses For Stone In Your Yard

Homeowners are always looking for ways to help their homes stand out from the others on the block. One way of achieving a unique look is to use stones in various sections of the yard. To help you determine where you can use stones in your yard to your advantage, here are some prime spots to consider. 

  1. Build a fireplace. A stone fireplace can help to create a cozy atmosphere in your backyard. You can couple the fireplace with large pavers surrounding it to add to the effect. 
  2. Use stones to build a walkway. You can use a mix of stones to create a walkway leading to your front or back door. To add more style, use large plants along the path to create a visually interesting walkway.
  3. Update the driveway. Instead of putting down a plain driveway that looks like everyone else's on the block, you can use concrete pavers along the drive. You can add a curving path from the driveway to your backyard using the same pavers. 
  4. Create a yard that can withstand drought. Gravel accompanied by plants and grass that needs little watering can help reduce your water consumption. If you live in a low-water climate, such as a desert area, the use of gravel means you do not have to worry about a dying lawn.
  5. Fix drainage problems. In areas of your yard that are prone to drainage issues, you can place gravel and other rocks to help solve the problem. You can place piping beneath the gravel and rocks to catch the runoff and funnel it into other areas of the yard or even a nearby pond. 
  6. Build a spice garden. You do not have to keep your favorite herbs hanging out in a box in the windowsill. You can use stones to section off a piece of the yard to use as a garden.
  7. Install a stone shower. If you have the room in your backyard and like the idea of showering while enjoying nature, you can use the stones to create your own shower. The stones will shield you from the view of others and still add to the overall beauty of your backyard.

There are many other ways you can incorporate stones in your backyard. Visit your local stone supplier like Harristone Pre-Cast - Merrillstone Natural Stone Products - G. S. Harris Co., Inc. and learn what ideas would work for you. You can even get help with creating some designs to share with your landscaper.