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Landscaping StoneIf you are getting ready to revamp your outdoor space around your home or business, you will probably need to decide what type of landscaping stone you want to use for this project. Landscaping stone is a great choice for accenting outdoor areas because it never fades or decomposes, so even if the initial cost is higher, it will be well worth it in the long run.

Here are some things to consider when you are choosing your landscaping stone:

  • What colours are in your landscape already? You will want to look around the space you are redesigning and think about what colours are already present. Brick structures can be especially challenging to match to landscaping stone, so you want to make sure you choose something you will be happy with long-term.
  • Do you want contrasting colours? Once you have taken stock of what colours you already have, you can decide if you want to create visual interest through the power of contrast. Choosing two different colours of stones for a walkway can be quite interesting visually.
  • Do you want similar colours in a variety of shades? Sticking with the same colour family can be a good strategy. Mixing lighter and darker shade of the same colour adds visual interest without being overwhelming to the eyes.
  • Do you need all the same shades? If you are working in two distinct areas of your outdoor space, you may not even need to choose the same landscaping stone for both spaces. The surrounding colours may be different, but if the spaces are separated, it may not even matter.