B&D Rockeries aims to assist our Kirkland clients in the transformation of their once unusable or stale property into something special that will be envied and admired by all. By complimenting your existing landscape with natural features like beautiful pants and gorgeous rock layouts, rockeries add a simplistic elegance to your Kirkland area property.
Our B&D skilled technicians help to bring your vision to life. With their assistance, they will analyze your properties layout and determine the plants and rocks that will be best suited for your environment. Once you have approved the plan all that remains for you to do is sit back and relax. Our expert team members will get to work transforming your Kirkland landscape into a masterpiece.
We work in a wide selection of materials due to the variety of work that we do. This allows us to take every factor into account when selecting the best materials to give your project the perfect look. The following are a sampling of what we commonly use.
It might be surprising to know that when it comes to rocks and stone, B&D Rockeries has an incredible variety to choose from to build your retaining walls and water features. Commonly we select basalt, limestone, granite, and sandstones. Your preference of colors, size, texture, and rock shape all can be taken into consideration when picking the selection of stones for your Kirkland project. Selecting the right stone for your property begins with the type of rockery construction you select. Environmental factors also will factor into the rocks and stones we recommend to use.
The addition of plants to your retaining wall can have an immense impact on the surroundings and the end look that it brings to your property. Simply adding a proper selection of plants to your rockeries can transform your project giving it vibrant and welcoming feeling. If your project is in an area with little light, impatiens or hostas can thrive. By selecting some of the more common plant life and intermixing it in your rockery display, you enhance the beauty of the project. It blends into the property giving the illusion that was naturally occurring.
Depending on your rockery needs, you may require the construction of a full retaining wall. Our specialists will discuss with you the best layout and placement of your retaining wall project. After considering what function the wall is intended to accomplish, we will handpick the best materials needed for the project as well as the desired style. B&D Rockeries mainly uses three kinds of rock in the projects we work on.
One Man, Half Man Rock
Rocks that can be mostly positioned by hand and are good for small wall projects. It is key to point out that one man and half man rocks are not the definition as rocks a man can pick up, these are rocks that a man can move with the use of a crowbar. Additionally, on one half man jobs, we bring out a larger crew to ensure we can complete most of the work in one day.
Two and Three Man Rock
Rocks of this type can only be lifted and positioned with the assistance of a machine. This means that our teams will have one man in a machine as well as one man on the ground while a third is driving a supply truck bringing materials. This is the most common type of work our crews do. We use a mini machine that has been specifically designed to make the construction of these type of walls both quick and economical. We can install 400-600 square feet of wall a day on average.
Because of their rounded edges and smooth surfaces, boulders are rarely used in the construction of rock walls. They may on occasion be inserted within rock walls for aesthetics as they are generally best reserved for decorative uses on a property.
Water features are an excellent way to complement of your rockery. Everything from ponds, pools, falls, and fountains are all great additions that not only increase the beauty of your project but can also help control water flow on your property. With a wide variety of water feature options available, you can achieve nearly any look you desire.
B&D Rockeries wants to give your landscape a voice. Selecting the best combination of material, plants, and water features is one way we help you achieve that. We provide you with expert assistance ensuring you make the right choice in rocks for your water feature in addition to selecting its perfect placement.
No matter what style of rockery job have in mind, B&D Rockeries has a skilled team that can help transform Kirkland property into something extraordinary. To learn more, give us a call, or fill out our contact form.