Installing hardscapes, like patios, walls, and outdoor fireplaces, provides great additions to your outdoor living space, as well as adding value to your home. Of course, there can be quite an investment required to have hardscaping features constructed, including the costs of designing, materials and labor. However, you’ll find that the investment is often one […]
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.
Is your backyard in need of a pick-me-up? The right mix of landscaping and hardscaping can be just what it needs to step out of its shell and become the place of relaxing and entertaining that you know it can be. Together, landscaping and hardscaping offer beauty, function, and convenience to your outdoor space.
Hardscaping adds man-made features like stone walls and fountains to your yard. The results of hardscaping can undoubtedly bring out the best in your home’s curb appeal while giving you some added functionality with pathways, patios, and pergolas.
There’s no denying the beauty of the Asheville area, from its farmland to its rolling hills and mountains. But with these visual perks come several challenges that landowners and homeowners face when keeping their lots protected from erosion, stormwater runoff, and other issues that commonly affect the Asheville landscape.
The North Carolina mountains offer some of the best sights in the state, so it’s no surprise that homeowners love the area for its peaceful and stunning natural surroundings. However, many homes in this mountainous region sit on sloping lands with subtle to drastic drops in their front or backyards.
The Awakenings Center for Inner Healing and Empowerment is an incorporated non-profit public charity that aims to help members of the community with various types of spiritual healing practices. Located in Asheville, North Carolina, the Awakenings Center welcomes anyone who is looking for personal healing of the mind, body, or spirit, with a focus on […]
There is nothing better for a family gathering, party, or a cozy fall evening than an outdoor fireplace. And when your fireplace is made of beautiful natural stone, it’s more than just a way to stay warm, it’s an appealing aesthetic that adds to the experience. For that reason, you’ll want to keep it clean […]
In 2017, we installed a rose garden at the Veterans Healing Farm in Hendersonville to help improve the drainage in an area of the farm’s land that wasn’t a favorable spot for growing. With its raised beds and compass rose design, the garden has grown to be a beautiful and meaningful addition to the property.
When you install a fire pit in your backyard, you’ll quickly find that everyone wants to hang out there. If you’re considering adding one of these gathering spots to your back patio, there are some things that you should consider.
When you hear the phrase “rainwater harvesting,” you likely think of collecting rain in barrels to later use in the home for various tasks. But, when we talk about rainwater harvesting, it’s something different. What we do is far more useful than collecting rain to water your houseplants. We use natural stonework as a means […]
Hilly landscapes are common in Asheville, a city set in the gorgeous mountainous region of North Carolina. Residents and tourists love the aesthetic appeal of the area’s rolling hills, but sloping lawns can often present problems to homeowners, mostly in the form of stormwater management and soil erosion.
Stone driveways are meant to last decades, add beauty to your home, and to remain low maintenance throughout their lifespan. And when you have the right stone driveway contractor, all those things will happen. A stone driveway installed correctly will look great for better than 30 years with little effort beyond an occasional cleaning. Daily […]