Many of the most fascinating solutions in garden design are misleadingly considered to be too complex and complex. That’s why you often don’t dare to start something at all. The natural stone walls are a very good example in this regard. Actually, you can put them on both indoors and outdoors quite easily. Especially people with manual skills shouldn’t have any problems with it. The most important thing is to choose the right material from an aesthetic point of view. As far as practical considerations are concerned, natural materials are generally considered to be easy to care for. There are also simplified methods that contribute to the introduction of natural stone walls in the garden design. So you have every chance to incorporate these into your modern garden design.
There are many simplified methods, such as gabions, through which you can integrate natural stone walls
How can you actually create natural stone walls?
First, choose natural stones with such aesthetics that go well with your garden design. You have a large selection of colors and textures and therefore a wide creative scope. Because the natural colors are universal and can complement any type of project well. Depending on the processing, gray or white natural stones can be perceived as rough, rural, industrial, modern or classic.
You can also structure your garden with the stone walls
Traditional laying of natural stone walls
The traditional laying of natural stone walls requires patience above all else, but it should by no means be regarded as an overly laborious task. What you need first and foremost is very strong glue, a blender for grout mix and a mallet. By the way, you can not only buy tools, but also rent them. In particular, the base of the wall would have to be very stable and you should therefore place it with a great deal of care. Due to the fast effect of the adhesive, however, you should also work very precisely and quickly. If you put a stone in the wrong way, you can’t correct its position afterwards.
Small natural stone gabions could even form the basis of homemade garden furniture
Tip: If you’ve never built a stone wall before or haven’t in a while, you should practice first. Try installing a small decorative construction made of natural stones in a less visible place in the garden. As I said, make an effort above all to create a stable basis. Once you feel more confident in your abilities, you can move on to a larger natural stone wall construction in your yard.
More detailed instructions on how to build such a stone wall can be found here. Furthermore, the video at the end of the article offers you help on this topic.
Natural stone accent wall
A lighter alternative of the complete lineup would be the natural stone accent walls. In this case, the technical requirements are much smaller. You can use an outside wall or fence as a stable background for it. You can then present the natural stones to them. You can cover the background area completely or let it act as a frame on the sides.
Shape different areas within your garden with the help of natural stone walls!
Natural stone walls with gabions
If both options shown seem very complicated to you, you naturally also have a third option. The natural stone walls could be captured by gabions. In this case, the technical and constructive requirements are minimal and you can hardly do anything wrong. You don’t even need glue between each stone. Therefore, you can change the shape and size of these constructions afterwards.
One tip: If you are still not quite sure whether you like the natural stone look in your garden, gabions are a very good option. You can use it to experiment with the design in a simple way. If you really like it, you can later use the same material to set up real natural stone walls.
The natural stone walls could frame a centerpiece like this large plant bed
Natural stone walls and garden design trends 2022
We just mentioned that looking for easy options to put up natural stone walls is totally fine. Actually, this approach is currently in vogue. The pairing of stylish charisma and simplicity makes up a large part of the modern homely garden design 2022.
Homely design for the garden
In 2022, the aim is to achieve a homely character in the garden with as few materials as possible. So modern decorative walls are by no means oversized or overly robust. They tend to be exhibited with as few materials as possible, but are strategically placed to complement and emphasize the benefits of nature. In other words, natural stone walls should fulfill their function well, but at the same time look like they have grown out of the garden landscape. What is also very important in the context of modern garden trends is that the aesthetic and practical functions are given equal importance. Trendy natural stone walls complement the cozy outdoor area with contrasts and accents. But this is done very subtly.
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Planted terraces and walls
The more exhausting our everyday life becomes, the more we feel the need to be surrounded by nature everywhere. If you have little space in the garden, you look for creative methods to have more plants around you. It is therefore totally modern to plant both the joints and the gaps in the stone walls. It is very important that you remove the weeds beforehand. You can do this work either by hand or with the help of special tools. Then you can use the desired plants. They should be watered and cared for according to all the rules of the respective plant species.
In addition, the natural stone walls are a great backdrop for eye-catching plants. Combine natural and artificial accents, such as large plants and furniture, for a very contemporary homely effect.
Our examples and tips should give you a feeling for how to integrate natural stone walls into your own garden design in a modern way. The keywords are simplicity, elegance, reducing effort in favor of creativity. The particular role of modern walls is to emphasize the specifics of the outdoor space and complete it as a unified project. Be inspired by our pictures for your own design ideas.
A small waterfall could even flow down from your natural stone walls
The planting of joints and stones is very trendy in 2022
The natural stones offer you a large selection of colours
A modern stone wall that creates a meditative Zen atmosphere in the garden
Thanks to natural stone constructions, you can add a magical atmosphere to your garden
The design with natural stones is not that complex! Make your beautiful ideas for your trendy garden design come true!