Since 1992, Ornamental Stone has provided homeowners and contractors with landscape supplies in Calgary and area. Our family-run business has become the go-to landscape supplies for homeowners and landscaping professionals because of our large selection of high-quality materials. No matter the size of your project, we have everything you need to make your plan a success.
While we do offer garden products such as soil and mulch, we are known for our wide selection of decorative rock and natural stone. We specialize in hardscapes and our trained staff can help you choose the best landscape supplies for your project. Today we want to highlight some of our decorative rock choices, including some new products we just brought in!
Decorative Rock Uses
Decorative rocks can be used in a variety of applications including walkways and garden installations among many others. Calgary has a unique climate which makes it challenging for homeowners to grow their lawn. As a result, many homeowners have turned to alternatives such rock gardening with decorative stone. The use of decorative rocks in landscaping has become popular with homeowners due its amazing aesthetic and low maintenance… plus a reduced water bill!
How to Choose the Right Decorative Rock
Using decorative rocks can refresh and add some sophistication to your outdoor space. There are different types of decorative rocks available that can create different looks and themes. For example, a limestone that has a gorgeous greyish white colour brightens up any space and can be applied to shady areas. Lava rocks, on the other hand, creates an attractive mix of colours making it a great piece of accent and is ideal for dry locations as it absorbs heat.
If you want to add some warmth to your space, use river rocks as finishing touches while rundle rocks create a modern feel. Decorative stones come in various price points but they are all durable and will last you a lifetime. Picking the right type of decorative rock for your landscape will help you create the space that you’ve always wanted.
How to Use Decorative Rocks
Decorative rocks are versatile and can bring out the beauty of your yard or garden. At the same time, it doesn’t require too much maintenance unlike other types of hardscape materials.
- Rock Gardens – A rock garden creates an exotic look in your yard. Pick a space that enjoys plenty of suns and builds a bolder then add various types of low-lying flowers. Then fill the gaps with smaller stones that complement the shade of the boulders.
- Rock Borders – Rock borders have various functions. It can help separate your lawn and driveway, creating boundary lines, enclosing flower beds or to prevent erosion. If you need a larger wall, opt for flagstone or ledgestone.
- Water Feautures – In addition to your rock garden, consider adding a water feature to create more interest in your landscape.
- Pathways – Installing pathways in your yard are practical and at the same time, pleasing to the eyes. Stone walkways look attractive but can be monotonous. Consider creating breaks in between with decorative gravel.
Our Decorative Rock
Here are some of the decorative rock options we offer at Ornamental Stone, hover over the pictures below for details on each type.
Rundle Rock – Rundle rock is locally sourced from Calgary. This charcoal-coloured stone offers a nice contrast to other decorative stones. It is a flat eco-friendly material that is easy to use and complements various applications. It is often used to create pathways, rock mulch, and retaining walls among many others.
Crystal White is a natural stone with white shade. It is ideal for concealing unattractive areas and is one of the most popular decorative stones in Calgary. This material retains moisture and is a great way to finish any landscape.
Limestone – Limestone is most commonly used in building pathways. This material is sustainable and is locally sourced. At the same time, it also helps make your grass and soil healthier.
Black Lava – Black lava is a unique and interesting stone. It creates more interest when added to any structure. It is often used to build borders in trees and gardens. At the same time, it is lightweight which makes it easy to transport.
Rainbow Rock – Rainbow rocks transform into vibrant pastel colours when it becomes wet. This material is another popular choice among landscapers because it is low maintenance. The round shape makes it suitable for stream beds due to its appearance and natural shine.
Striped Granite – Striped granite is an exclusive product from Ornamental Stone and is not available anywhere else in Calgary. This material is unique and adds elegance to any outdoor space which makes it an excellent addition to enhance your curb appeal.
Gold Leaf Charmin
Gold Leaf Charmin – Another new product from Ornamental Stone is the golden leaf Charmin. This decorative stone has a gorgeous white and caramel shade that adds more warmth to any space.
Desert Peak – Desert peak is a great alternative to shale. This mountain rock is derived from Arizona and is one of the newest exclusive products from Ornamental Stone. With its red and dark contrast, this unique material creates an interesting accent to your backyard.
The majority of our gravel is offered in different sizes such as 20MM or 40MM. To see our whole selection, please visit our online store.
Build Your Dream Outdoor Space with Ornamental Stone
Creating a beautiful outdoor living space using various landscaping designs can transform your home exterior and build a more inviting space for your family and guests. From attractive pathways to gorgeous patios, decorative rocks can help you achieve the look that you’ve always wanted. For best the results, make sure you choose the right contractor or maybe do-it-yourself, as well as a reputable landscaping supplier such as Ornamental Stone!