At Dubberley Landscape, we love natural stone so much that almost all of our designs incorporate some type of stone. Stonework using boulders, river rock, gravel, and flagstone creates a blend of naturalistic beauty and function for walkways, walls, borders, dry stream beds, and more.
A retaining wall is a great way to turn a difficult-to-maintain hill into an aesthetically pleasing and functional landscape feature. Choose from a number of different materials, from boulders and choprock for a more natural effect to concrete wall blocks or bricks to match your home.
- Erosion control on hilly, sloped surfaces from rain and irrigation runoff
- Reduces foundation damage from soil washing away
- Keeps essential topsoil in place
- Improves drainage and allows rainwater to infiltrate the soil
- Reduces need for irrigation
- Protects ecosystem and drinking water from pollution runoff
- Creates usable planting beds where otherwise nothing will grow
- Makes difficult terrains accessible
- More outdoor living space for patios, walkways, and entertaining
Dry Stream Beds
Dry stream beds function as a means of getting water from point A to B, but more importantly they can be a beautiful, naturalistic way to capture and divert rainwater from the roof to where you need it – on your property and in the soil, not the sewer drain down the street.
Dry stream beds provide many of the same benefits listed above, such as erosion control and water management. For more details, read the dry stream bed blog post.
Stonework in the landscape creates usable outdoor spaces to increase your living areas and make your garden more accessible. Add or expand existing patios, create flagstone pathways, strategically place stone seating, fountains and other functional and decorative elements to make the most of outdoor living.