Is your landscape looking a bit flat due to lack of texture and contrast? You might be missing rocks as a landscape element. In this blog, we’ll give you 5 ways on how to use rocks in your landscaping.
The Pebble Path
Add crunch and friction to an otherwise slippery path with pebbles in between stepping stones. This reduces the grass area which needs more time and effort to maintain. You can also try mixing and matching different stones like pebbles, gravel, and larger smooth-faced cut stones to achieve the perfect pathway.
Waterfalls that Rock
Make your waterfalls interesting at all levels with rocks of different shapes, shades, and sizes. You may also consider how the shape will influence the way the water falls.
Borders give shape and meaning to all the different areas in your yard. It can also direct foot traffic or act as a perimeter fence for protecting the more delicate plantings you have. Create a picturesque yard with depth and contrast by using boulders as borders.
Rocks Instead of Mulch
If you’re tired of changing mulch for your plants every so often, try using landscaping rocks as a groundcover around your plants instead. While mulch can only last for a couple of months, rocks can last indefinitely. You can also create an interesting contrast instead of the generic dark brown to better highlight the plants’ colors.
Sundials make for a great centerpiece that’s also functional. And with a couple of unique rocks, you can start your sundial ticking. Just make sure it’s facing the sun in the right direction.
Using rocks as a landscaping element may fetch a higher price at first especially if you’re ensuring you’re only sourcing from trusted suppliers and you’re using a variety of landscaping rocks. Despite the initial payout, the returns will be great and last you a lifetime!