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Natural stone in landscaping: from retaining walls to garden pathways

March 04, 2024   |   By
Natural stone in landscaping

There’s nothing quite as beautiful as natural stone in an outdoor landscape — and if you’re looking to make a few home improvements, landscaping stone is an excellent option to consider. Beautiful, functional, and durable, natural stone can help you create an outdoor oasis with enduring beauty. This article explores the advantages of using natural stone outdoors, from sturdy retaining walls to garden pathways.


Benefits of landscaping stone

Benefits of landscaping stone

Once you’ve got your garden and outdoor spaces designed the way you want them, they become extensions of your home. You’re more likely to spend time outdoors if your outdoor living space suits your design style and preferences.

Moreover, by spending time outside, you may improve sleep, blood pressure, cognitive function, and physical activity while reducing the risks of chronic diseases, notes Harvard professor Heather Eliassen.

Beyond the physical and mental health benefits of spending time outdoors, there are advantages to incorporating natural elements into your landscape. Below are some of the ways to use natural stone outdoors and the benefits of using landscaping stone in your garden design.

Retaining walls

Retaining walls

Retaining walls are integral to a landscape’s form and function, preventing flooding and soil erosion by holding soil in place against the anchored wall. They essentially keep the soil from shifting and allow for proper drainage of water. With natural stone retaining walls from Stamford Stone, your walls are functional yet beautiful, adding aesthetic appeal while protecting your property.

Garden pathways

Garden pathways

Natural stone garden pathways create a serene environment for contemplative garden walks. The unique textures and colours of each stone blend into the outdoor landscape, each one telling a story and allowing you to express your personal style.

Landscaping stone is also resilient, withstanding foot traffic and nature’s elements. Natural stone also requires minimal maintenance, ensuring your pathways remain beautiful without the hassle of constant upkeep. Spend more time enjoying your garden and less time maintaining it.

Outdoor patios

Outdoor patios

Known for its easy cutting and seamless fitting, natural stone boasts a distinct character that evolves gracefully over time. The inherent beauty of natural stone makes it ideal for patio spaces, complementing kitchen flooring and harmonising indoor and outdoor spaces.

Beyond its aesthetic allure, natural stone paving provides practical advantages over concrete alternatives. The smaller joints in natural stone keep weeds at bay, sparing you from frequent maintenance, repairs, and replacements that often accompany concrete paving. Opting for natural stone elevates the visual appeal of your outdoor space and contributes to its long-term durability and ease of upkeep.


Landscaping stone: the sustainable choice

As a sustainable choice, natural stone minimises environmental impact and aligns with responsible living. Its longevity reduces the need for frequent repairs and replacements, contributing to a more sustainable and eco-friendly outdoor space.

Transform your outdoor space into a sanctuary with natural stone from Stamford Stone at Home. From retaining walls to garden pathways, the possibilities are limitless when you choose high-quality landscaping stone.

For outdoor design inspiration, view our landscaping gallery or stop by our showroom to see outdoor paving options and speak with our landscaping experts.

External Showroom

Due to refurbishment work, our external showroom will be closed until further notice. However, we have landscaping samples available in our main showroom if you would still like to visit us and speak to our team.