Add a natural element that speaks of strength and formidability with an underlying rustic elegance by landscaping with rocks. In this blog, we give you 5 ways on how to landscape with rocks and truly rock the look.
- Use stones or slabs to create a border.
Stone or slab borders are great for gardeners who like to redesign their gardens multiple times a year. By using stones or slabs as borders, one can easily move plants from one spot to another. Unlike a border that’s cemented in place, stone slabs give you flexibility in how to arrange your yard.
- Replace groundcover with gravel.
Keeping a lawn or groundcover growing green and healthy is more hard work and cost than one can imagine. If you’re tired of mowing the lawn or injecting expensive pesticides to keep ground parasites from killing your grass, replace the greens with cost-effective and little to no maintenance gravel. By having gravel, you only need to clear spots for certain plants you want. You can also have various gravel types to create color in your yard.
- Draw the eye with a rock centerpiece.
Be it a rock sculpture, an interesting boulder, or a large zen slab, a rock centerpiece fits a modern yard landscape. Create a break among your flower patches or beautifully manicured shrubs and hedges with a rock that easily stands out against the other elements of your garden.
- Hide unsightly drains with rocks.
While drains are important to ensure excess rainwater do not flood your yard and garden, some may prefer to make drains function without being noticeable. By installing stone slabs or decorative pebbles, you can create a pleasing distraction that removes the attention from your rain drains.
- Create a formidable fence with stone piles.
Keen on protecting your property while still retaining that rustic rural sentimentality? A stone fence done right can last you decades while creating an interesting fence structure that’s not just there to mark your yard. The right selection of stones, crags, and boulders coupled with the expert hands of a stonemason creates for a perfect stone fence that will be the envy of your neighborhood.