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Yards and gardens are places where you can relax and unwind. When you add hardscaping features with custom stonework, it encourages you to use these areas more often. Stone is a naturally occurring material, and with a variety of stones available, you have the opportunity to create a unique outdoor space that’s functional and beautiful.

Here are some of the best ways to enhance your outdoor space with the allure of stone.

Top 5 Custom Stonework Ideas

1. Driveway Pavers

Looking for the best way to make a great first impression for your visiting family and guests? There’s nothing like pulling up to a beautiful custom driveway built with anything from natural stone to brick or pavers. It’s also an excellent way to enhance your home’s curb appeal and property value.

2. Outdoor Kitchens
The sophistication and variety of outdoor kitchens has gained popularity over the past few decades. A professional landscaping and hardscaping company can design and install custom outdoor kitchens of all sizes and configurations with quality stonework. From integrating grills and sinks to appliance and refrigerators, you have the opportunity to make outdoor entertaining easier and more stylish than ever.

3. Walls & Retaining Walls

Stone, brick and mortarless walls work for a variety of applications. Whether it’s a garden retaining wall to accentuate and protect your landscaping or an elegant stone wall to enhance your grading and drainage, custom stonework can elevate any design. Walls also serve as the perfect space definer for privacy or separation outdoor spaces. You can even surround your patio with low walls that function as seating for your backyard gatherings.

4. Walkways

Masonry walkways and paths can tie in with patios or pool decks or lead to stairways and landings. Laid with brick pavers or stones, they can and may feature decorative curbs or edgings and add safe passage on any landscape. For an extra touch of cohesive  sophistication, you can match your walkway design with your driveway pavers.

5. Miscellaneous Enhancements

In addition to the larger hardscaping projects, there are plenty of other stone applications that are attractive and functional for your outdoor environment. Consider the addition of stone water features, fireplaces, engravings, columns, mailboxes, gate posts, and more.

Find a Professional Landscape Company with Experience

If you’re starting a renovation or new construction project and want to use custom stonework, be sure to work with a reputable company known for their masonry expertise. Everything from a garden retaining wall to a driveways to a simple mailbox deserves an expert touch.