Natural Stone Options for Your Slopes

Do you have a slope in your yard that is hard to plant or adorn with landscaping features? Slopes can be challenging when it comes to landscape design, but there are some creative natural stone features that can add an interesting flair to your yard. Here are some ways to incorporate slopes into your landscape design with natural stone.

Tiered Waterfalls

Slopes are the perfect formation for creating a waterfall in your yard. The natural slope gives you the gravity you need to build a flowing waterfall. A waterfall can begin anywhere on your slope with tiers of natural stone as it cascades down to your yard. This creates a natural look, adding the relaxing sound and glittering effects of moving water with the backdrop of beautiful stone.

Slope Staircase

Natural stone is excellent for building an in-ground staircase on your slope. Slabs of flagstone can be used to make treads that are staggered up your slope. Not only does a natural stone staircase make your slope easier to climb, it is a stunning feature to add to your landscape design.

Tiered Gardens

Another option for your slope is creating tiered gardens for planting flowers and vegetables. Small natural stone retaining walls allow you to make flat tiers for planting. Use two or three retaining walls to build tiers that allow you to finally utilize your slope for planting without worrying about erosion. You can also build a natural stone staircase to make it simple to access your tiered gardens.

Natural stone can help you make the most of your sloped areas. Visit a local quarry to explore the different stone options for building interesting features on your slopes.

Posted on behalf of:
Culbreth Stone
1968 US-41
Pelham, TN 37366
(423) 930-8249

Create Beautiful, Natural Stone Stairs

Natural stone stairways can be an excellent addition to any hill or slope on your property. With little construction needed, they are quick way to add an easy pathway on difficult to navigate ground.  The right landscape supplier can even provide you with stone stair treads, which are uniformly cut and ready to become a beautiful new stairway.

Installing New Stone Stairs

Stone stairways offer a natural solution to adding a path down steep slopes or hills. With a little earth removal and tread placement, a hillside can be transformed into a stairway. Since there’s no construction necessary, a stone stairway can be added on almost any cleared hill, blending perfectly into the landscape.

To get started on your stone stairway, you will first need to determine what size stone treads you want to use. Flagstone is a popular option, as it offers a flat surface which is ideal for treads. Many quality landscape suppliers or quarries offer stone treads in a variety of sizes that you can order. You can choose to use the same size for you entire set of stairs, or create a diverse stairway which is wider at the top or the bottom.

For most stone stairways, you will start at the bottom and work your way up. You will need to remove enough earth to accommodate your stone tread, as well as the crushed rock base. Once you have your base and stone secured in place, you can move up the hill, adding a new step at the desired height.

Discuss the length and size of the stairway you want to create with your stone tread supplier. They can help you determine how many treads you will need to create perfectly spaced stairs on your hill.

Posted on behalf of:
Alliance Stone
5420 Campground Rd
Cumming, GA 30040
(404) 759-0617