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Landscape Design

Natural Stone Features for Outdoor Living

Natural Stone can be a beautiful feature for your property, and can be used in a wide variety of applications.  It adds texture, colour, elevation and functionality to any space.  Whether you are looking to upgrade your curb appeal or add some life to your backyard landscaping, consider some of these suggestions to achieve a great impact and create useful spaces for you and your guests to enjoy.

Water Features

Water features are a great accent in any yard, and can be designed to fit perfectly with your existing landscaping.  Whether you are looking for a stunning water fall or a babbling brook, natural stone can help to create an impressive feature that will provide visual appeal, incorporate the soothing sounds of water and contribute to the overall ambience in your outdoor space.

Fire Pits

Fire pits have become incredibly popular in landscape design in recent years.  This is because they add to the feeling of an outdoor living area and help to designate different focal points within the yard.  Natural stone is a perfect choice for a custom fire pit, and the possibilities are endless.  Consider a fire pit complete with stone seating for a truly unique entertaining idea.

Stone Stairways

There’s nothing quite as elegant as natural stone steps to accentuate your home or garden.  These can be installed in almost any application – from narrow front steps accented by beautiful garden beds, to wide, sweeping patio staircases that add warmth and charm to your elevated entertaining area, gazebo or walkways.  Natural stone steps are a striking feature that will always stand out from the rest.

Stone Pathways

To create flow in your yard, and pathways to define distinct entertaining spaces, stone walkways are a perfect choice.  There is a wide variety of colours and textures to choose from to make sure your stone work blends with the rest of your property.  Installed properly, stone pathways can add elegance and style to your outdoor living areas for many years to come.


Stone patios are an excellent option for both aesthetic appeal and durability.  Custom patio areas for dining, reading and entertaining help to improve the function of your property and create a unique space to call your own.

If you are looking for custom stone work, trust the experts at Okanagan Yard Works to get the job done right.  Call us for a free consultation to see how we can turn your vision into reality.