- dry stack stone walls can be used for emphasizing a special plant in the garden or a border around a garden. This type of wall is more decorative and less permanent. Typically used for walls less than 24" high.
- the material for this choice of wall is more costly, but requires less labor. The blocks interlock and are not mortared. The overall price is not much different than that of the mortared stone wall. The pre-manufactured look of cement block is, in my opinion, far less beautiful than natural stone.
Advantages: Quick installation
, long lasting
Mortared Stone - stone wall systems are best built with native stones of the region. Colors can range from sandy beige to silver-grey. The installation process is labor intensive and time consuming and can take a longer time to complete. The price is approx. $40 to $50 per face foot.
Advantages: Can conform to any curve, strongest option, long lasting
Sustainable Products and Practices
Evans Homes and Gardens makes every effort to buy as local as possible. The pressure treated lumber comes from eastern Virginia, the stone products are quarried in either Potomac or Ellicott City, Maryland and the mortar is made in Fredrick, Maryland.