Hardscape and Design in St. Louis

Hardscaping serves a large variety of purposes from purely aesthetic to structural. Material options such as decorative rock and boulders, as well as mulch can bring much needed color and contrast to your property. Let our experts help you choose from a variety of rock and mulch types.

Decorative rock is a low maintenance option for many beds and flag stones can add a natural look to any walkway or patio. Boulders are also a “natural” option for any retaining wall or hillside.

Feel free to look through Kirkwood Material Supply’s website as well to browse a wide variety of some of the materials that we can install for your project.

 

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Transforming Small Backyards with Patios, Walkways, and Fire Pits

Transforming Small Backyards with Patios, Walkways, and Fire Pits

Unlocking the Hidden Potential of Your Small Backyard Many backyards in the St. Louis area can be described as “small” or—in real estate speak — “intimate.” And they can be a challenge to work with. But when it comes to outdoor living spaces, size should never be a limitation. Even in a compact backyard, you can create a paradise that reflects...

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Small Backyard Patio Ideas That Will Transform Your Outdoor Space

Small Backyard Patio Ideas That Will Transform Your Outdoor Space

It’s all about perspective. If you’ve looked at blogs, ads, and magazines with pictures of large outdoor living spaces, then looked out at your much smaller backyard and despaired that you’ll never have a space like that, we have good news. The truth is—your smaller backyard has advantages that larger yards don’t. It is actually easier to create...

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Change Your Yard: Eight Reasons to Build a Retaining Wall and Add a Drainage System

Change Your Yard: Eight Reasons to Build a Retaining Wall and Add a Drainage System

This landscaping feature remains a popular solution to a lot of homeowner headaches. And these days, they’re built out of a variety of materials, including wood (timbers), masonry, poured concrete, and interlocking concrete blocks called pavers. They can just be utilitarian or they can be attractive AND utilitarian. Chances are, if you’re reading this, you’re either wondering if one of these will solve a problem you’re having or if it could prevent one you haven’t had yet.

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Ten Reasons to Add a Fire Pit to Your Outdoor Living Space

Ten Reasons to Add a Fire Pit to Your Outdoor Living Space

Big Bend Landscaping builds a lot of fire pits for our St. Louis area clients and we have yet to hear any of them say, “Gosh! I sure am sorry I have a fire pit now.” Most people can’t believe they ever lived without one. When you add a fire pit to your outdoor living space, you create an entirely new reason to enjoy your yard. Fire pits are useful for many reasons—more than we have time to discuss today. So we are sharing just ten of our favorites.

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I’m Just Here for the BBQ

I’m Just Here for the BBQ

When you think about how you want to spend July 4th, what are the first things that come to mind? Firework displays and sparklers, right?  An outdoor gathering with your family and friends . . .and a flaming grill full of something barbequed      What we barbeque might be different. Some of us eat pork. Some don't. Others don't eat meat at all. ...

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Best Outdoor Party Ideas: Ten Steps to Throwing a Great Outdoor Party

Best Outdoor Party Ideas: Ten Steps to Throwing a Great Outdoor Party

Big Bend Landscaping Agrees: It’s Time to Celebrate! Let’s be honest—it’s been a long winter and a wet spring. But sunny days are ahead! And with warmer months on the horizon, you have lots of opportunity to enjoy your yard and your outdoor living spaces. Just like you, the staff at Big Bend Landscaping loves a good party!  And with holidays like...

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Retaining Wall System is a Landscaping Tool

Retaining Wall System is a Landscaping Tool

Retaining walls are landscaping tools. St Louis customers ask Big Bend Landscaping to build retaining wall systems for them a variety of reasons. Most of them want to resolve an issue such as unusable yard space or drainage issues. But a retaining wall system is more than a solution to a problem. When built by someone who knows what they’re...

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Outdoor Living Space With Belgard Mega Arbel Pavers

Outdoor Living Space With Belgard Mega Arbel Pavers

Recently, Big Bend Landscaping built a terrific outdoor living space with a Belgard Mega Arbel pavers patio for a St. Louis client. We consider it an honor to help families create a space to make memories in. And this client asked us to do just this. Their backyard needed a complete makeover, including a sheltered outdoor living space, patio,...

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The Story of the Beacon Hill Paver Patio

The Story of the Beacon Hill Paver Patio

Not long ago, Big Bend Landscaping built a Beacon Hill paver patio for a St. Louis family who’d just added a new room to their home. Adding a new addition to your home presents an opportunity to re-imagine your outdoor living space too. This is especially true if your addition comes with a new back door! Maybe you’re picturing a new patio? Or...

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Why You Need an Outdoor Kitchen

Why You Need an Outdoor Kitchen

Building outdoor living spaces is Big Bend Landscaping’s business. So it goes without saying that we’re pretty big fans of the whole idea of rooms without walls. And we’re especially fond of outdoor kitchens. Adding one to your home offers a number of benefits. Let’s take a look at just ten of them. Cooking Outdoors Lowers Energy Bills Keeping a...

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Seven Reasons to Add a Paver Walkway

Seven Reasons to Add a Paver Walkway

A paver walkway is a picturesque addition to any landscape. And Big Bend Landscaping builds some of the best in St. Louis! Here are just seven of the many reasons you should consider adding one to your yard and why you should hire Big Bend Landscaping to build it. Your Paver Walkway Will Increase Curb Appeal Curb appeal is the real estate phrase...

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Upgrading a Small Outdoor Living Space

Upgrading a Small Outdoor Living Space

Are you ready to upgrade your outdoor living space? When you look out your backdoor, what do you see? An old patio that you’ve never used because it either needs work or just isn’t inviting? Or an unused dead space that you have to mow once a week and little else? Are you ready for a change? Good news! Big Bend Landscaping has the answer! Your...

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Romanstone Pavers Patio

Romanstone Pavers Patio

A recent project we did for a St. Louis client included installing beautiful Romanstone pavers. Here's how it came about. When someone answers the question “Who builds the best patios in St. Louis?” with “Big Bend Landscaping” we are thrilled! Word of mouth is our bread and butter. Not long ago, someone came to us at the suggestion of a neighbor...

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Hardscaping a Better Retaining Wall

Hardscaping a Better Retaining Wall

Building a better retaining wall can be the difference between a beautiful and safe landscape space and a hazardous eyesore. Retaining walls offer many benefits when carefully planned and well-constructed. For the gardener, they provide easy access to a place to plant flowers, shrubs, or vegetables. For people who live in an uneven landscape, the...

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Hardscaping and the Small Back Yard

Hardscaping and the Small Back Yard

Hardscaping projects in a small back yard can be tricky. But the crew at Big Bend Landscaping in St. Louis loves a challenge. We also love working with involved, motivated customers. Hardscaping and Rebirth of a Small Back Yard Not long ago, we created an outdoor living space that is a good example of both. These customers had a small, overgrown...

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Great Patio, Happy Customers

Great Patio, Happy Customers

The staff at Big Bend Landscaping loves it when previous customers call us up and ask us to do more work for them. It means they trust us to do the same quality job we did the first time. And that’s better than a pat on the back (though those are nice, too). Recently, a customer we installed a drainage system for a few years ago contacted us and...

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A Beautiful Terrace and Patio

A Beautiful Terrace and Patio

A request for a retaining wall became a beautiful terrace and patio for a St. Louis client. Big Bend Landscaping was happy to help create this outdoor living dream for this homeowner. Introduction Not long ago, a client asked Big Bend Landscaping to build a retaining wall in his backyard. His home sat at the bottom of a steep slope. But he soon...

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Make Your Backyard Enjoyable

Make Your Backyard Enjoyable

Homeowners can make their backyard an enjoyable space by adding one or more of these popular and useful features. Your backyard should be an extension of your home and your lifestyle.You want to be able to spend more time there as you enjoy your backyard. Here are some ideas to make your backyard a more fun and functional pace. Fire Pits Make...

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Drainage Solution Installed in St. Louis

Drainage Solution Installed in St. Louis

Drainage Solution All right, so we're out here on the drainage call. I was called out because water was coming down this hill and it was flooding the yard and it didn't really have a great way to escape. Building a Moat We lucked out here. We have all this water running in this direction and towards the street. So essentially what we've done is...

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Retaining Wall Replacement in Webster Groves

Retaining Wall Replacement in Webster Groves

Retaining Wall System This retaining wall used to be a railroad tie wall. It was the old creosote railroad ties, lasted about 20 years before they started to rot. We needed to replace them. This wall, the linear footprint and the height and everything. Very little change from the original. One thing we did do is we added steps, that I'll get to,...

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