Designing With Landscaping Rock

Landscape rock is a key weapon when used with thought and care in your own garden. The rock itself adds structure and variety to your garden, improving your colour palette and garden landscape using components that echo your overall design. Whether serving a particular function or adding interest and texture, use landscape rock to transfer your garden past the usual.

Visual Function

Landscape rock size ranges from large boulders to little gravel. The texture also runs the gamut from smooth-edged river rock to craggy. When adding landscape rock to your garden, determine the visual role the landscape rock serves. Let landscape rock stand out using a rough-edged appearance that you soften utilizing plants using fern-like leaf or gentle vines. Alternately, juxtapose the softness of tumbled river stones against the borders of intense architectural plants, such as succulents or members of the bamboo familymembers.

Practical Function

Landscape rock often serves a particular function, creating low walls or paving walkways. Choose colors and textures that support the garden need and also encourage your design aesthetic. Smooth paving stones, as an instance, with stringent form and sharp angles, work well in contemporary gardens, but don’t suit the delicate surroundings of a cottage garden. Likewise rigidly defined walls with sharp edges provide a clean appearance that supports architectural plantings and design, but compete using a landscape that specializes in natural types and indigenous plantings.

Difficult Growing Areas

Landscape rock is particularly useful in inhospitable areas of the garden, where irrigation is tough to run, the dirt requires substantial amendment, eating up your budget and time, and the sun beats down. In such spots, including a vignette using landscape rock turns an eyesore in an attractive landscape. Place rocks together as if they have tumbled into the location and add plants that thrive in rock gardens.

Solving Problems

Large drains produce a landscape obstacle. You can not plant them over, as roots and dirt interfere with the drain’s vital function. You can also can not plant in them, as plants have been swept away by water leak during seasonal storms. Landscape rock solves the issue. Placing stone over or in the drain creates a meandering river of stone. Dry streams offer a visual border at the edge of a slope and enhance the colour palette of this plantings surrounding the drain. Select landscape rock that isn’t heavy enough to conquer drainage under, or be swept away by moving water, to encourage the purpose of the drain and then turn a potential eyesore into an attractive textural element.

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