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Recognized as a brilliant accessory to a garden or a backyard, stone walls are quintessentially a type of masonry construction which has been built for decades now, actually centuries. Albeit, building a stone wall may be an enormously laborious job, it is a smart move because it adds a unique touch to your property.

Most stone walls are constructed from an array of local stones such as flint, limestone, granite, sandstone, etc. However, the quality of most of these stones varies immensely depending upon their forbearance to weathering, resistance to penetration of water, and their ability to be formed into uniform shapes prior to construction. When it comes to resistance to weathering, certain limestones such as Portland stone and granite score pretty well. You can either build an entire wall that serves as a spectacular planting site, or you can edge your garden or flowerbed in rocks and stones for an exquisite look.