If you’re interested in sprucing up your back yard, one quick way is to use landscape stone. But before you set out to your local rock and stone supplier, you’ll have to think about how to incorporate it into your landscape. Thankfully, landscape stone is very flexible when it comes to landscape designs and you’re really only limited by your imagination. Here, we’ll show you a few ways in which you can use rocks and stones in your landscape.
One of the most beautiful features in any garden is a water feature such as a fountain or pond. If you are thinking of getting a fountain, you could decide to use the landscape stone for a more dramatic effect. For instance, you could create the fountain in such a manner that the water flows over one large rock or a set or rocks, creating a very beautiful effect. You can also use them to make structures such as small waterfalls in the backyard. The good thing about using rocks for this purpose is that it does not have to cost too much. As long as you have a mechanism to get the water to the backyard, all you would need to do is arrange the rocks in the appropriate manner.
Paths in the garden
When doing landscaping in a backyard, there are times when you will need to make some sort of path to different parts of the backyard. Most people in this position tend to use bricks or pavers to facilitate this. However, if you want a more beautiful natural look, you could use rocks as well. For instance, you could have the stones carved to make them flat, and then use them to form a cobbled path. These tend to last much longer and give your garden this rugged natural look that is difficult to achieve using any other material.
The key to using stones when doing landscape design is to be as creative as possible. You should consider using variations in rock size and color to ensure that you come up with structures that are as striking to look at as they are functional. If you run out of ideas on what to do, you can always bank on the services of a landscape designer to help you out. Most of them are very interested in using landscape stone for landscape design, and will therefore be very handy when it comes to this. In addition to landscape stone being one of the most beautiful materials to use as a base for your garden, it’s also one of the cheapest.
In this video below, Yolanda Vanveen and William McCleanathan from How-To Garden Videos shows you how to create a nice Rock Fountain.