Here at B&D Rockeries, we strive to assist our Sammamish community homeowners in the improvement of their property into something spectacular that will be admired by your neighbors. With the enhancement of your existing landscape by placing natural plants and rock designs, rockeries add a touch of beauty to your Sammamish home.
We will work with you to design a plan and help you bring your garden or lawn space to life. We will assess the needs of your property, and help you make decisions on rock and plant options that will be best for your property. When you have approved the plan all that remains for you to do is relax and let our crew go to work. Our expert crew will transform your Sammamish property into a paradise.
B&D specializes in working with a robust variety of material. Because of this, we bring to the table a deep understanding to factor into your selections of material to make your home project look perfect. The following is a sampling of the materials we commonly work with.
When it comes to stone and rock, we have a huge selection to pick from to construct your retaining walls and water features. Generally, we suggest granite, sandstone, limestone, and basalt.
Your choice of texture, size, color, and rock shape all can be taken into consideration when making selections of stone for your Sammamish home project. Choosing the right material for your project begins with the style of rockery construction you want. Environmental conditions also will factor into the rocks and stones we may suggest using.
Adding plants to your retaining wall can provide a tremendous difference to the end look of your property. The simple addition of a proper selection of plants to your rockeries can alter your project giving it vibrant and welcome feeling. If your project is in an area with poor light, impatiens or hostas will thrive. We recommend selecting some plants and adding them to your retaining wall to add to its aesthetic appeal. Not only will this you add to the beauty, but it blends into the property creating a natural look.
It may be determined that your property needs a full retaining wall to be constructed. In these situations, our experts will suggest for you the best design for your retaining wall. During design, they will factor in what purpose the wall is intended to accomplish. Then they will begin to handpick the best choice of rocks for to the project.
Retaining Wall Types
B&D Rockeries mainly utilizes three types of rock in our projects.
One Man, Half Man Rock
These are rocks that can be mostly assembled by hand and are good for small wall builds. It is a common misunderstanding that one man and half man stones are rocks that one man can lift; however, the name implies that these are rocks that can be moved by one man 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. This means 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. Thus they are generally reserved for decorative uses on property projects.
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 on your Sammamish 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 according to your vision. Choosing from the best plants and water features is one way 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 truly extraordinary. To learn more, give us a call, or fill out our contact form.