Flagstone for Landscaping Applications

Whether you call it flagstone or flagging, the wide range of landscaping applications that can be enhanced with the addition of flagstones is impressive, to say the least. Flagstone is a flat, sedimentary rock that’s easily split and shaped but still withstands the elements very well, making it a favorite of landscaping contractors and designers. Colors tend to range from crab orchard, a tan and brown mixture, to gray and mocha shades. 

Flagstone is even and flat for the most part, making it an ideal choice for elegant and eye-catching patios and walkways. The irregular shapes come together to create an attention-grabbing arrangement, and is naturally slip-resistant for increased safety. Close placement creates a polished look, while leaving a bit of space between the flagstones lends a more natural, earthy look to your patios and walkways. 

Flagstone can also be used to build retaining walls around flowerbeds and along pathways, creating interesting shapes and clear delineation of borders. You can even create stacked fences along the perimeter of your property with flagstones, creating a unique property enclosure that’s pleasing to look at as well as functional. They’re also an ideal choice for water features like fountains and man-made waterfalls. The slip-resistant surface of flagstone paving makes it a viable and more aesthetically-pleasing alternative to concrete for use around the perimeter of swimming pools and spas.

Working with an experienced and reputable landscaping designer to determine the best ways of incorporating flagstones into your new lawn or garden can help you to ensure that the placement and selection of your stones is handled properly, and that your flagstone features are a delight in your outdoor living spaces for years to come.

Finding a Reliable Landscape Supplier

Taking on a home landscaping project can be a big task. Depending on the size you may want to think about hiring a landscaper to ensure that you end up with a professionally executed and visually pleasing landscape. However, if you only have some minor improvement to make or have the skills yourself to complete the project, one of the most important things you need to do is find a reliable landscape materials supplier. 

Whether you need natual flagstone, pavers, engineered modular blocks, sand, gravel, or other landscaping materials, high quality materials are the key to a great looking landscape and really will make a difference. The visual appearance of quality materials will cause an instant impact on friends and family seeing your new yard for the first time.   In addition, high quality landscaping materials will last longer and save you money in the long run. Finding a reliable landscape supplier is important and can be difficult to do.

First of all it is always a good idea to ask friends, family members and colleagues whether they or anyone they know have recently used any landcape materials suppliers that they can recommend. If not, your best option is to use the Internet. Most landscape materials suppliers these days, large or small will have their own website. Check out how professional it seems, the materials and services that they offer and whether they have any customer reviews or testimonials for you to read. 

Once you have found a supplier in your area, you can either phone and ask for quotes and more information or look for additional suppliers so that you can compare quotes. Remember that high quality landscape materials make a difference and  the cheapest is not always the best.