What is both decorative and useful? Retaining walls!
For example, this retaining wall will control water runoff and soil erosion, and the Colonial Blend Country Manor rock will form a clean, beautiful design for a planting bed. Two for the price of one!
But there is more to retaining walls than just planting beds. Here is a retaining wall we did that had to carry major load bearing responsibilities.
And like unto it, we have this beauty – a Colonial Castle Manor Rustic stone wall with a built in french drain on the uphill side, to hold the earth and stave off water erosion coming off the steep slope.