Sitting Walls

Sitting Walls

A sitting wall is a great addition around a firepit for friends to gather. When a retaining wall is approximately 18" higher than the patio or lawn this it can provide additional seating.

Artistic Landscapes of Rowley, MA builds natural stone and segmental sitting walls throughout the North Shore region of Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The goal of a sitting wall is to be aesthetically pleasing and serve the needs of each client. The sitting walls that we build typically surround a firepit or provide dual service as a retaining wall with additional seating. Our goal is to finish the sitting wall approximately 18” above the patio or lawn. When space allows, we build our sitting walls approximately 20” deep to provide maximum comfort to sit and relax. We listen to each clients’ goals before designing and recommending the height and style of your retaining wall.

We believe all sitting walls need a base of ¾” crushed stone, followed by a drainage area behind the wall and more ¾” crushed stone. We install a layer of landscape fabric between the existing soil and the drainage area to provide adequate drainage for years to come. As a final measure, we install a perforated drainage pipe to collect water that does not drain quickly to provide a safe drain for the wall. Our sitting walls are typically built with wall stones manufactured by Unilock or Techo-Block.

Walls can be capped with granite, bluestone, limestone or the same stones used to build your wall.

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Additional Hardscape Services

Patios

Your patio will be a great gathering place for your family and friends. Your patio may include a firepit, ambient lighting, dining and kitchen areas around your house.

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Walkways

Many walkways are built with pavers manufactured by Unilock or Techo-Bloc, two North American companies. We also build walkways using natural flagstone or porcelain tiles (which provide a contemporary look and feel to your walkway).

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Steps

We are led by a licensed mason and build steps (granite steps, natural stone steps with bluestone or limestone treads) in accordance with building code.

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Outdoor Kitchens

Your outdoor kitchen can have a built-in grill and refrigerator, cabinets for storage and topped with a beautiful countertop for all of your entertaining needs.

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Firepits

A natural stone firepit (as does a segmental firepit) provide many evenings of fun with your children and friends. We build firepits that burn wood or gas and can be circular, square or into a shape that meets your vision.

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Retaining Walls

A natural stone retaining wall can revitalize your yard. A natural stone retaining wall becomes a beautiful focal point and allows your yard to have more usable area. A wall can be built without visible mortar.

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Driveways

We build paver driveways, outline asphalt driveways with natural cobblestones and create cobblestone aprons at the beginning of driveways.

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Cobblestones

Cobblestones set in concrete keep the grass from growing into your garden beds. Cobblestones make an attractive start to your driveway.

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Pergolas and Trellises

Custom built pergola and trellis which complement your house and landscape are available. A pergola over your patio provides some shade.

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Stone Accents

Stone accents such as mailbox posts, light posts, benches, tables, raised planters and ponds add beauty and interest to your property while requiring no maintenance.

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I hired Artistic Landscapes for a brick and cobble walkway with granite steps. I hired them again to design and add landscape plantings to the front and back landscapes. Both times they did a fabulous job and always went the extra mile to make sure the work was done as I wanted. Recommend them without hesitation.

Florrie J.

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Tony at Artistic Landscapes just finished night lighting for our yard and it’s fabulous! He has such a good eye with his recommendations - so go with it! Love the different color hues.

Mary M. of Ipswich

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Artistic Landscapes is the best (in our opinion) at seeing and executing the customers vision! Tony's vision and design for the patio was PERFECT! Tony communicated well, showed us a sample, and made sure we understood what the final install would look like. Their work was excellent.

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