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Stones to Make Your Garden Rock

Selecting the best landscaping Rocks and stones is important for any landscape. They're functional and provide a distinct natural beauty.

There are many kinds to choose from. The goal is to select the ones that will result in the most dramatic, pleasing, and appropriate effect.

When it comes to landscape design, it will be helpful to become familiar with the terms softscapes and hardscapes

Softscapes pertain to the living elements of the landscapes, like plants and flowers.

Softscapes pertain to the living elements of the landscapes, like plants and flowers.
 landscaping stones and rocks used to create outstanding pool landscaping
Hardscapes are those non-living elements that include rocks and stones.

Rocks and Stones

Rocks are particularly durable and not easily destroyed. They are perfect to use for pathways and retaining walls, and to enhance the appearance of a pond mini-waterfalls.

Boulders

Available in different sizes - they are ideal for water landscapes, like falls or cascades. Large boulders can be used for marking a driveway or for the entryway to a garden and can provide a dramatic effect to the design. Make sure that they are strategically situated to attract maximum attention.

Digging a shallow hole, 4 to 6 inches deep, and placing your larger boulders in it will give the area a more natural appearance.

Flag Stones

These stones are perfect for walks and patios. They are thin and smooth and come in various shades, sizes, and distinctive shapes. They are usually placed above a layer of sand. Flag stones can be adjusted to make many pleasing designs.

River pebbles
landscaping stones
When used in drier locations, river pebbles are the best choice since they help with water conservation. They can also be used as a decorative balance to plantings.

Granite

Beautiful and versatile, granites can be carved into garden furniture like tables and benches or simply used for decoration.

    

         Other Tips in Choosing Appropriate Rocks and Stones

1. Consider the space available when making your choice. Take note of the proximity of one to another. Make sure that they don't block a path or an important view.

landscaping rocks used in drywall construction2. Some rocks can help implement specific color schemes. Select red, grey, yellow or white areas or create colorful combinations.

3. Porous rock is a better choice for a weathered look. They are receptive to growth of mosses and other plants like creeping phlox.

4. Avoid using sharp rocks near a pathway.

5. For a more natural look, choose rocks that are of similar appearance, considering texture, color and form.

landscaping stones make effective stepping places in a wet area6. Stepping Stones can provide a walkway across a pond, through your garden, across lawns, wherever your imagination would take you.

Utilize rocks in creative ways. Choose well. Simply use your imagination to make the stones functional in design. Make your rock and stone areas look as natural as possible.


       
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