Landscaping Ideas for Asheville

Living in Asheville means you probably live on some kind of slope. And if you live in the mountains, you likely have some experience with stormwater runoff. That kind of environment requires landscaping ideas to deal with:

  • A driveway that winds its way down to the street
  • A front yard that slopes gently from your porch to the sidewalk
  • A steep slope in your backyard that raises the hair on anyone afraid of heights
  • Countless other types of slopes on your property

Landscaping ideas that target steep slope construction, soil erosion control and the balance between ecological soundness and aesthetic beauty are not common. In fact, Ambrose Landscapes is one of the few professional landscape contractors in the Asheville area to combine residential stormwater management experience with the certifications and licenses to back it up.

Enjoy these videos below of a professional who’s called upon regularly to fill in the blanks for local engineers and builders. After extensive coursework in steep slope design and residential stormwater management, countless hours with local farmers, and using stone landscaping ideas to fit mountain properties, Steve Ambrose has a lot to share with you.

Stone Driveways: a Beautiful, Low-Maintenance Solution for Asheville

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Innovative Stormwater Management in Asheville

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What’s the Difference Between Hardscapes and Softscapes?

Have you ever seen a yard that looks like a chaotic tangle of plants, grass and trees? Or a beautiful stone fountain that’s dwarfed by tall trees? A perfectly-landscaped yard is made up of hardscapes and softscapes that balance and complement each other. Too much hardscaping and your yard can look sterile. But too much […]

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What is Hardscape Design?

What’s the point in having a stunningly landscaped yard if you and your family can’t enjoy it? Hardscape design transforms a humdrum yard into a private oasis where you can rest, wander and entertain.

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The Future of Water Control and Erosion Control is Returning to the Past

Natural stonework, like that we create at Ambrose Landscapes, that is designed and installed for residents in and around Asheville, is beautiful and natural, and it can be created in a variety of ways, to homeowners’ specifications. But that isn’t even the best part about stonework. How the stone landscaping structures – walls, patios, steps, […]

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