backyard stone walkway

Using rocks in landscapes

Implementing rocks is one of the most important aspects of a natural landscape. Whether it be to build retaining walls, steps, boulder accents, or a gravel pathway, rocks are a commonly overlooked way to accentuate the natural beauty and texture of a landscape. Strategically placed, they are a great complement to existing features, including, trees, lawns, gardens, pathways, walk ways, water features, etc.

We, at Natural Landscape and Irrigation, have experience with many types of rocks and rock features. Here are a examples of a few types of rocks that are commonly used in our landscaping projects:


River rock comes in all different sizes and is commonly used for dry streambed and dry creek landscapes


Flagstone includes natural pavers and patio stones often used for incorporation in walkways and patios



Crushed rock or gravel packs well and is great for driveways and pathways



Basalt is often used for building natural rock retaining walls, large slabs can be used for steps/stairs.



Boulders, carefully placed, can act as aesthetic accents for your landscape


Natural Landscape and Irrigation is located in Lake Oswego, Oregon and specializes in rock landscaping in the Greater Portland Metropolitan Area including Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin, West Linn and surrounding areas. Please feel free to contact us for more details.

lake oswego landscaping basalt column water feature

west linn river rock

sherwood flagstone

tigard quarter minus gravel

tualatin basalt rock

Portland boulders rock landscaping


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