Landscaping rocks can create curb appeal, but it can be difficult to know how to place them. Here are a few suggestions to help you transform your lawn.
Selecting the Right Rocks for Your Space
The landscape rocks you select can help set the tone for the rest of your outdoor space. If your goal is to create a warm environment, select beach pebbles or river rocks. White rocks can help to brighten up shady areas, and flat terracotta stones are a great solution for enhancing a tropical-themed lawn. Black lava rocks are a great fit for modern landscapes, and flagstone pavers can complement almost any style of lawn space.
Transform Your Garden Area
While many homeowners use rocks to complement their gardens, a great way to achieve a unique look is to create a rock garden. You can purchase several different colored large boulders and fill in the gaps with smaller pebbles. Add a pop of color by planting some colorful orchids and cactus plants. It’s important to choose plants that do not require a lot of ground space in order to grow because large rocks can prevent the roots from spreading. To create a visually appealing centerpiece for your garden, select a uniquely shaped boulder as a focal point.
Use Rocks as Groundcover
While mulch might be less expensive than rocks, it will not last as long, and colored mulch begins to fade with time. Rocks can last for the entire lifetime of the garden, and they can perfectly complement the flowers you choose to plant. If your garden features brightly colored flowers, select a neutral rock base, which will create the perfect amount of contrast. While rocks effectively help to prevent weed growth, you can also install a weed barrier prior to laying down your rock layer.
If you don’t have a green thumb, a great garden solution is to place flowers that are in containers on top of your rock garden. Regardless of which type of landscaping rocks you select, rocks are a low-maintenance solution that will create a unique space for years to come.
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