The right type of masonry for your Bethel, NY, landscape project should reflect your lifestyle, fit your budget, and be a beautiful yet functional addition to your landscape. Masonry refers to the process of building a structure with stone, brick or concrete. This is often achieved by fusing materials together using mortar, although dry masonry does away with this using specially manufactured materials or skilled craftsmanship to stack boulders or stone pieces.
For most Orange County, NY homeowners, the words “retaining wall” conjure images of pesky slopes, soil erosion, and runoff horror stories. In plenty of instances, retaining walls are absolutely necessary to stabilize and hold earth in place. Often foregone, however, are the ways in which retaining walls can elevate your landscape’s design and functionality. Not yet ready to give them a chance? Read on for the six creative uses for retaining walls beyond battling gravity.
When it comes to landscaping investments, retaining walls aren't always the most exciting item on the list. While it's true that retaining walls are certainly more functional than fun, they can still be really nice to look at. With quite a few material choices to choose from these days, there is no shortage of retaining wall ideas great for your Orange County, NY slopes and hills. Here, we take a look at one beautiful solution from Rosetta Stone, a manufacturer of concrete retaining wall block that grabs it's style inspiration from natural stone.
Landscaping on a steep slope can be one of the most challenging aspects of residential landscape design. Depending on where you live in the Hudson Valley region, hillside landscaping ideas can certainly come in handy.
A common solution to taming a steep hillside is to create a series of tiered retaining walls. The ones above—a home located in Orange County, NY—shows how the Landworx team used natural fieldstone to create an inviting front entrance. Each wall is set back off the lower one for stability and engineering reasons with an added benefit of creating beautiful planting beds to break up the hardness of the stone walls.
With a wonderful mix of ground cover plantings, hostas, and small flowering trees and shrubs, this welcoming along the driveway is popping with color and curb appeal.
The tiered retaining walls are a graceful and timeless solution to landscaping on a steep slope while luring the visitors' eye up the meandering entrance to the front walkway.