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Stone Garden Walls

Stone Garden Walls

Decorative Gravel and MulchGarden wall blocks are great for creating raised patios, planters, tree rings and garden terraces. They are so versatile you are able to add your own personal touch!

Stone garden walls are a favorite for homeowners when it comes to sprucing up their landscaping. If done correctly your Garden Wall will compliment your home and the surrounding paving materials.

Garden stone walls can be made out of large stones with a flat faces. These stones are mortared to concrete block walls. Sometimes the stones happen to fit together very tightly like a jigsaw puzzle; at other times they have a looser look with larger mortared joints.

Our Maytrx series of retaining wall stones and garden walls fit together snugly and simply, making them an ideal choice for someone looking to build one of these walls themselves. Our Mesa Adobe series locks together providing ease of assembly and a superior long-term hold.

Flat Stones

These stones are used to create a stone garden wall where the stones are cut to a precise geometric shape. Then as with the natural shaped flat stones, they are applied to a concrete block wall. This type of wall has structured, flattering look.

These stones above are irregular in shape and are complemented by small landscaping boulders

Stone Colors

Look at the color running though the stones. Some stones are mostly one color, while others have many colors combined.

Stones can be different shades of grays, blues, tans, or even reds. You can even combine any combination of these colors and have a great well balanced project. Take a moment and think about what plants, flowers or fixtures you would like to incorporate into your garden wall to complete your look.

Don’t forget to include the colors of your house when choosing the color shades of your stone!

 

 

It is easy to design and install decorative Garden Walls throughout your landscaping project. Let us help your residential and commercial environment come alive while combining natural greenery, flowers and earthy concrete retaining wall units. Garden Wall units are the perfect addition to any lawn, garden, patio or terrace.

For more information on getting started with building Garden Walls, please contact us and one of our team will be happy to answer any questions you have. If you’re ready to see options for Garden Walls that we carry at Riverbend, please browse our selection online.

Improving Spaces With Decorative Gravels

Decorative gravels literally rock when it comes to landscape design. No material is more versatile or available in so many different varieties as decorative gravel. Landscapers use decorative gravel in myriad places because of its ability to create complementary themes in an outdoor space.

So What’s The Big Deal About Decorative Gravel

First off, decorative gravels come in just about every imaginable shape and size. From tiny pebbles to larger stones, there’s a decorative gravel that fits almost every need. You’ll even find a lot of different surface textures between different types of decorative gravels – think about the jagged edges of a rock formed by lava versus the smoothness of a river rock polished by years of erosion.

While basic gravels are often sold by the bag, most decorative gravels are sold by the ton or cubic yard. Often when purchasing these kinds of gravels, retailers will offer the option of home delivery. This saves homeowners from having to haul it themselves as is often the case with bagged gravels. Riverbend offers delivery to Independence and Liberty-area homes starting at just $50, and the rest of the metro on a per mile basis.

One of our favorite things about decorative gravels is that they come in a vast array of colors, from strikingly bold to muted. This allows homeowners to create a counterpoint to a brightly colored plant, or to add some punch to a landscape. Paired with a water feature, decorative gravels are a necessary and beautiful additional feature.

What To Look For In Retaining Wall Stone

When it comes to retaining walls, you’ve got a lot of options to choose between. From natural stone to complete engineered concrete systems, the options are nearly endless, and choosing the right one for you will depend on several factors.

The first factor is the aesthetic style or form factor. The stone or concrete you choose to use should be in line with your existing aesthetic decisions. It should either add another point of interest to your home with a distinguishing color or interesting texture, or it should match the kind of the stone your home’s exterior already incorporates. Aesthetics are an important consideration because they help create a feeling about a place, and since this is your home, a retaining wall should help to make you proud every time you look at it.

The second and equally important factor is determining who is going to install your new retaining wall. At Riverbend Rock & Mulch, we like to focus on making it easy for homeowners to do projects themselves – it’s why we offer delivery and featured concrete retaining wall systems that make it easy to do projects yourself. With our Maytrx line of engineered concrete stone products, each piece is designed to pair nicely with the other pieces. Plus, our Maytrx line is available in numerous sizes, shapes and colors making it a perfect fit for most projects. When it comes to installation, these systems are comparatively very easy to install on your own. Unlike natural stone that requires careful fitting and lots of binding materials, concrete offers homeowners with little experience installing such systems an easy way create build retaining wall they’ve always wanted at a fraction of the expense.

For more information on getting started with building retaining walls, please contact us and one of our team will be happy to answer any questions you have. If you’re ready to see options for retaining walls that we carry at Riverbend, please browse our selection online.

Column Caps

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A solid column caps is a fast and economic way to top off any column. Try contrasting or changing to a solid color cap compared to the block color to add some Wow appeal.

cap-blockUnit Size: 3 1/2″ x 24″ x 24″

Pallet Information:
10 Units. per pallet, 186 lbs. each, 1488 lbs. per pallet

Available In

Old Chicago

Old Chicago

Oak Blend

Oak Blend

Baltic Blend

Baltic Blend

Charcoal

Charcoal

Pilister

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Pilister is a unique way to create concrete fencing, boarder walls and see through fences. They can also be incorporated into many features such as Built in BBQ’s, Islands, Columns and Signs.

Pilister-blockBlock Size: Each unit is 4″ thick x 24″ tall x 5″ wide top and bottom & 3″ wide in the middle

Pallet Information: 70 Unit Per pallet, 28 Lbs each, 1960 Lbs Per pallet.

Gray

Gray

Tan

Tan

Old Chicago

Old Chicago

Oak

Oak

Baltic Blend

Baltic Blend

Charcoal

Charcoal

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