(B&D) New Life Rockeries’s company mission is to aid our Bothell area homeowners in turning their property into a fabulous sight that will be envied by their neighbors. We will transform your old landscape by adding natural rock and plant designs known as rockeries. All of this will bring a unique beauty to your Bothell home.
Our professional team will work alongside you to create a plan, and we will bring that plan to life. With your suggestions, and our experience, a rockery will not only bring beauty to your property, but it will also increase the functionality and value of your property.
Our job is to help you find plant and rock options that would be best suited for your property. Once you have accepted our plan, all that is left is for you to relax and our experts will get to work. Our professional team will create a paradise out of your Bothell property.
Working with a huge selection of supplies is B&D specialty. This provides B&D with a unique knowledge of how to select the perfect material when making your home’s design. Below is just an example of some of the common materials we work with.
When it comes to stone and rock selections, we generally suggest sandstone, granite, basalt, or limestone. We take into consideration the size, texture, color, and shape of the rocks of you chose when we pick the material that we will use to build your Bothell rockery. Making the right selection of stone for your design starts with the style of rockery you desire. Factors like environment will weigh in on the rocks we select if better stone is available.
Adding plants to a rockery can add a lot to the final look of your construction. The tasteful use of the proper plants in your rock features can accentuate your project giving it warm and a welcome feeling. If your design is in a location with little light, impatiens or hostas will likely thrive there. We encourage choosing some common plants and placing them with your rock design.
When choosing ground cover plants, wooly, yarrow, rock cress, and perennials are excellent selections. This will enhance the beauty and blend the new addition into your existing landscape, providing a more natural appearance.
It may be discovered that your property needs a full retaining wall to be built. In this case, our professionals will design for you a quality retaining wall. While planning, they will account for your input, blending it with the purpose while ensuring the wall will function as designed, then they will handpick the best choice of rocks for the project.
Retaining Wall Types
B&D Rockeries mainly utilizes three types of rock in our projects.
One Man, Half Man Rock
These projects can often be assembled by hand and are good for small wall builds. One must understand that one man and half man stones are not rocks a man can lift, these are rocks that can be moved with the use of a crowbar. When working half man projects, we use a larger crew so we can complete as much of the job in a single day.
Two and Three Man Rock
These stones can only be placed with the use of a machine. Due to this, our teams will consist of one operator as well as one man on the ground and another driving a supply truck. This is the most common type of rockery construction our crews do. We use a custom mini machine that has been specially modified to ensure the construction of these walls both quick and economical. Our teams can construct 400-600 square foot of wall on an average day.
Due to boulders smooth surfaces and round edges, we rarely used them in the assembly of rock walls. Sometimes we will insert boulders within rock walls to add an aesthetic enhancement to the project, but they are generally not as practical as rocks when building retaining walls.
Water features are an excellent choice when you wish to elevate the beauty of your rockery project. Options like falls, ponds, pools, and fountains are all great choices that add beauty to your property and can also help direct water flow through your Bothell property. With a wide selection of Water feature options to choose from, we can help you create nearly any look you desire.
B&D Rockeries wants to create your landscape from your vision. Choosing from the best plants and water features is one way of ensuring we help you achieve that. We provide you with knowledgeable assistance to help you make the right selections of rocks for your water feature as well as placing it in the perfect location on your property.
No matter what kind of rockery job you’re considering, B&D Rockeries has a capable team that can help make your property into something extraordinary. To learn more, give us a call, or fill out our contact form.