Here at New Life Rockeries, it is our goal to provide our Marysville clients with beautiful landscapes and rockery designs. We are experts at enhancing the natural beauty of your yard through rockery design so that you can feel fully satisfied with your outdoor aesthetic.
Adding a rockery or some other minimal landscape element to your yard is simple and will greatly increase the overall appearance and value of your Marysville home.
Materials Used in Our Rockeries
There are a number of things to consider when deciding what sort of rockery you want to add to your landscape. You need to choose the materials, shapes, and colors that compliment your backyard.
If you need help, our team of landscape design experts will assist you in choosing the best materials for your design.
Here are some details on our most common rockery materials:
Stone offers a wide range of design flexibility and can be used in retaining walls, rockeries, and water features.
Some of the most common stone that we use in our Marysville rockeries is granite, basalt, limestone, and sandstone.
Adding plant life will give you the benefit of color, while also brightening up your landscape, and offering a more welcoming and lively feel.
Make sure to consider the makeup of your yard — is it dark and shady, or bright and sunny? This will affect the types of plants you are able to use in your rockery. Some commonly used plantlife for rockery design is ground covers, perennials, rock cress, wooly yarrow, as well as many more.
Whether or not you need a retaining wall depends wholly on the layout of the rockery that you choose to have installed. Our team of rockery experts will help you analyze the rockery being installed, the potential layout of the retaining wall, as well as the purpose of retaining wall, and what kinds of materials you prefer.
After all the details have been thoroughly discussed and you are happy with the plan, our team will begin construction on your retaining wall.
Types of Rock Retaining Walls
Our crew here at New Life Rockeries use three types of rocks in our retaining walls. We’ll discuss those a little to give you an idea of the amount of labor necessary to complete different projects.
One Man & Half Man Rocks
These are wonderful choices for smaller retaining walls as they can easily be installed by hand. One man and half man rocks are defined by whether or not they can be easily moved by an average strength man with a crowbar.
Even if you are having a smaller retaining wall installed that may not require one and a half men we will still bring out a larger working crew to get the job done in less time. It is our goal to give you the most efficient service possible so that you can be fully satisfied with the landscape of your Marysville home.
Two & Three Man Rocks
Larger than one man and half man rocks, two and three man rocks have to be lifted and installed with a machine due to their size. For a retaining wall that uses mostly two and three-man rocks, the work crew will include a worker on the ground directing, one worker operating the machine, and one worker operating the truck used for transporting materials.
At New Life Rockeries, this is the most common kind of retaining wall we install for our Marysville homeowners. Since we utilize machinery that is specially engineered to make the installation process more affordable and speedy, two and three man rock retaining walls have risen in popularity.
Boulders are used sparingly in rockeries and are added for their pleasing aesthetic. Boulders tend to have rounded edges and a smoother surface, which makes them less than ideal in most situations for rock walls. However, boulders do make creative design additions around a landscape. This is usually how we recommend using them.
Few landscape additions can rival the beauty a water feature brings to your yard. Water features are versatile and can be implemented in your yard in a variety of different ways. Whether you desire a flowing pond, a simple pool, a fountain, or a waterfall, New Life Rockeries can help you achieve your goal.
If you need help, our team of rockery experts can help you decide the best placement, design, and materials to use for your water feature.
No matter what kind of rockery or water feature you are looking to have installed at your Marysville home, you can be sure that the crew here at New Life Rockeries can handle the job and help you achieve the outdoor aesthetic you are looking for.
To learn more about our services, give us a call today.