LID Landscapes offers a range of stone masonry services for our landscape design clients, including stone walls, stone columns, patio surfaces, stone pavers, stone landscaping, patio stones, stepping stones, landscape boulders, stone walkways, stone window wells, and more!

Stone is a very versatile landscaping material as it not only provides a beautiful aesthetic to any outdoor landscaping design, but it’s also extremely resilient. .  Stone is also a great material for the outdoors because it’s long-lasting and will not decompose. 

Another benefit of stone in any home design is that it can carry over within your interior to exterior. Many of our clients who love stone add it in their family rooms for a fireplace, bar area, or a decorative wall detail, and carry over the look to their exterior landscape to create a beautiful, cohesive look.


Stone fire pits and fireplaces create a stunning focal point in any landscape design, while extending the usability of your outdoor space as you cozy up outside throughout Boulder’s cooler seasons.

Whether you want to sip a glass of wine with friends or your family, cook marshmallows over the fire, or grill your favorite foods, you’ll discover that a fire feature makes every season enjoyable.

Create a retreat and stay warm on the crisp spring and autumn nights. Our landscape designers will work with you every step of the way to design the stone fire pit or fireplace that fits your personal style and needs. Contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your fire pit project.


Flagstone products are another stone landscaping feature that many of our clients incorporate into their backyard designs. They can be used to build flat surfaces such as walkways, patios, pool decks, stepper paths, and driveways. Unlike concrete pavers and most brick, an advantage of flagstone is their wide variety of sizes, colors, and textures that allow them to create very unique and beautiful designs.  See some of our favorite flagstone and natural stone steps in our gallery below.


Stone is also great within water features. Stone has  a beautiful and natural look to it and is very strong and resilient so it will last longer than other manufactured options.  Some examples of where stone can be used within a water feature include: 

  • Swimming pool
  • Well-defined pond border
  • Sauna
  • Waterfalls
  • Dry Creeks
  • Stone benches


Stone steps are another popular element of stone masonry. Steps are not only functional but can also really enhance a landscape design by creating walkways between different levels of your garden or landscape exterior spaces. 

Many stones that you’ll find used in stone steps include red and buff flagstone, granite stone & bricks (which are great for risers and steps). Browse our gallery below for some examples of beautiful stone steps LID Landscapes has designed and installed for clients across Boulder over the last 40+ years.

Create a natural look with stone steps or a more classic feel with concrete pavers or bricks throughout the garden areas of your home. Our registered landscape architects and designers will provide you with a complimentary consultation for your stairs and steps project.


Stone is also a great product to create window wells in order to replace commonly used and unattractive corrugated metal options. The weight and stackable nature of stone products make for great and attractive retaining walls around your home’s windows. This stone feature is both functional and beautiful. They not only help add light to lower level floors and basements, but also add interesting architectural details, especially when done with natural stone.


Stone retaining walls are a versatile feature of any landscape design and can be used to create different outdoor living spaces or highlight focal points in your front or backyard. Retaining walls made of natural stone can also help protect your property by preventing erosion and supporting your overall landscape vision.

A staggered grade retaining wall can create a unique terraced look for your yard.. This look is lovely intertwined with landscaping installed on the terraced sections between  retaining wall stone  sections as it  adds  interest to the eye and creates highly functional retaining walls that hold the grade while defining spaces within your yard.


Call us today to speak to our design team about enhancing your landscape design with custom stone features. LID Landscapes looks forward to connecting with you and helping create the dream landscape for your home.