3 Types of Hardscape Stones

Outdoor living spaces continue to be a high-ticket item for homeowners everywhere. Whether it's enjoying a stone fireplace, a koi pond, or a large entertaining area, everyone is looking for the perfect outdoor escape. At The Southern Landscape Group, we make backyard dreams a reality. Most of our projects are unique, but they all have one thing in common: a hardscape design of some kind. Here are three of the most common types of stone we use for different features.

3 Types of Hardscape Stones

1. Limestone

Limestone is a solid sedimentary rock that's perfect for your backyard patio. This building material is composed of eroded grains of rocks, fossils, and even plants. Over the thousands of years, these materials mixed with mud and sand and were compacted to create solid sheets of limestone. Homeowners love this rock because it's durable and can withstand the elements. Furthermore, its red and tan hues match the North Carolina landscape perfectly.

2. Granite

You might think of kitchen countertops when you think of granite, and this durable stone is also great for the counter in your outdoor kitchen. Granite is an igneous rock, which means it comes from deep within the earth's crust. As magma attempts to escape the center of our planet, it reaches cooler temperatures that force it to harden and turn into solid rock. Granite comes in various colors and designs, depending on which quarry it comes from. 

3. Fieldstones

As the name would suggest, these stones are found in open fields and come in larger, round chunks. With fieldstones, you'll get an array of colors and designs within each piece. However, this type of hardscaping stone is usually priced by size and weight, which means your project could be rather costly but well worth it. Fieldstones provide you that zen garden feel, especially if you accent flowerbed walls or create an accent wall. 

Your Hardscape Options Are Limitless

The only thing limiting your backyard design is your own imagination. At The Southern Landscape Group, we love creating ambiance in backyards throughout Pinehurst and Aberdeen, NC. We not only design and install stone patios, retaining walls, and firepits, but we also enhance these spaces with lighting, kitchens, and stunning landscaping. To learn more about your limitless options, call us today at (910) 944-2361