DIY vs. Hiring a Professional Contractor for Hardscape Projects

Block wall with integrated steps in residential backyard

In Seattle’s dynamic landscape, homeowners often face the choice between DIY and hiring a professional for key landscaping features. This article explores the advantages of opting for an expert like Seattle Rockeries for projects involving retaining walls, rockeries, pavers, and more. Expertise in a Variety of Services: Seattle Rockeries stands out with a wide range…

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Benefits of Starting Hardscaping Projects in Fall and Winter

Seattle Rockeries excavator placing retaining wall stones

At Seattle Rockeries, we specialize in transforming outdoor spaces with professional hardscaping services, especially during the cooler fall and winter months. Our expertise in working with rockery walls, concrete retaining walls, pavers, and flagstones makes us the go-to choice for enhancing your landscape in Seattle. Discover the compelling reasons to start your hardscaping project now.…

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Which Material is Best for Pacific Northwest Retaining Walls?

Roman Cypress Block Wall

In the Pacific Northwest, where you often encounter wet and rainy conditions, it’s essential to choose materials for retaining walls that can withstand moisture and provide proper drainage. Seattle Rockeries uses only the highest quality materials, locally sourced from Mutual Materials. Here are some suitable options for retaining walls in the Pacific Northwest: Concrete Blocks…

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How Do I Know if I Need a Retaining Wall?

Residentail terraced retaining wall with planters

Retaining walls are structures designed to hold back soil or other materials, preventing erosion and creating level areas. Here are some signs and situations that may indicate the need for a retaining wall: Sloping Landscape: If your yard has a significant slope or hill, like many in The Greater Seattle Area, a retaining wall can…

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How to Lay Pavers

Man using a mallet to lay interlocking pavers on a bed of sand

Bringing over 80 years of collective experience to the table, Seattle Rockeries specializes in a wide variety of hardscaping projects that help our customers transform their properties into beautiful outdoor living spaces. From the design phase all the way through to the finishing touches, we work on block walls, rockery walls, outdoor steps, pavers, and…

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Types of Retaining Walls

A retaining wall can be a great way to add both style and function to your yard. Having leveled portions on a property can help create more usable space while also increasing curb appeal. Retaining walls come in many different flavors, all of which have their own pros, cons, and unique features. In a previous…

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How to Build a Retaining Wall

Residential block retaining wall

At Seattle Rockeries, we specialize in building high-quality retaining walls that serve to transform any residential property. However, we recognize that nobody knows your property better than you do. Sometimes you just want to roll up your sleeves and do it yourself! A retaining wall can be used to create more usable space in a…

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