There are a number of reasons why homeowners invest in building a rock garden. Some do it as a way to cover up the awkward slopes in their backyard. Other people do it because they have a flat and boring backyard.
Step One: Consider the Design
There are a lot of things you need to think about when it comes to the design of your rock garden. This includes how much space you are working with and what colors you want to use. Red is a very popular choice and red sandstones are a more attractive rock in any rock garden.
Step Two: Lay the First Course
Laying the first course starts with preparing your land for the rock garden. You want a nice flat surface that is free from plants and grass. The best thing you can do is use a layer of newspapers to smother any grass. Then, you can add a nice thick layer of soil once the grass has been smothered. Finally, you are ready to start thinking about the plants you want to add.
Step Three: Plant Selection
The process of selecting plants for your garden should be driven by the design that you had previous decided on. Think about the colors of the rocks you are going to have in your garden. You want to make sure you are picking plants that are going to match the rocks you decided you wanted to have in your garden.
Step Four: Start Planting
Once you have picked out the plants and the rocks for your garden, it is time to start planting. There is no rule of thumb for planting the plants and laying out the gardens. You just need to do it in a way that looks nice to you. Try to balance the rocks and plants in a way that complements each other.
Step Five: Adding Some Mulch
The mulch is more for the plants than the rocks. It does complement both the plants and the rocks. It really brings the entire rock garden together. Consider mulch as a filler and make sure you are putting it down in between all of the rocks and plants within your new rock garden.
Most people who create rock gardens like to draw designs in their garden with the rocks that they have picked. One of the beauties of having a rock garden is the freedom to do whatever you want.
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