The summer months are quickly approaching and that means spending a lot of time outside. Spending time outside is fun but it is even more enjoyable in a beautiful landscape that is well-designed and aesthetically balanced. To achieve aesthetic balance in your landscape it is important to have a balance of both softscape (plants, water, bushes, trees, etc.) and hardscape (pavers, patio, pergola, fountains, fire pit, benches, etc.). There are many ways to incorporate beautiful architectural stone elements into your landscape to make your time spent outside that much more enjoyable! Below are 3 stone elements for your landscape for time spent outside this summer (and beyond).
3 Stone Elements for Your Landscape This Summer
- Natural Stone Fountain
- The sound of trickling or flowing water is incredibly relaxing. It will make time spent in your backyard more relaxing and it will instantly add beauty and elegance to your landscape. There are many different natural stones in different colors and styles to perfectly compliment your existing architectural style. Additionally, the sound of flowing water acts as a wonderful white noise element so it drowns out neighborhood noise to create a more peaceful and subdued setting for your landscape.
- Stone Fire Pit
- There are few things that are more quintessentially summer than spending time around a fire pit (and ideally, roasting s’mores!). A custom stone fire pit can be installed in any landscape, large or small, to meet the lifestyle preferences and needs of the unique homeowner. Further, stone fire pits can also be made of different types of stone in different colors and styles so that it can be a quiet small sanctuary for one or two, or large enough to host a party full of guests at your next backyard bbq!
- Natural Stone Pottery
- If you want to add some beautiful natural stone pottery to your landscape there are a few different ways to do so. First, natural stone pottery looks gorgeous all on its own wherever it is placed. But, it also makes a great planter to add some nice greenery or flowers to create interesting depth and texture to your landscape.