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Should I Use Landscaping Rocks in my Yard?

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Landscaping your garden or backyard with rocks is a unique way of beautifying them. Rocks are considered to be useless and worthless many times, but who would think that they can also be used for enhancing the beauty and elegance of your garden?

Landscaping rock is one of the oldest methods of beautifying the gardens of the emperors of ancient Japan. It is also used in shrines and grottos which are very prevalent at that time.

Nowadays, it is still considered as one of the most effective ways of givilife and spice to your garden and backyard – a proof of its undying charm to people.

One good thing about landscaping rock is that it does not need much maintenance because they are sturdy and can last for a very long time.

They are also neutral and would go along almost all kinds of shrubs, flowers, ferns and even other ornamental figures such as statuettes and fountains. It also gives strength and framework to your garden.

It provides the image of simplicity and elegance at the same time. Here are some tips that can be helpful to those who are interested in rock landscaping.

Remember to make a plan on how you want the outcome to be. Make sure that you have a vision or a mental picture of what you would like the appearance to be when it is finished.

Better yet, sketch out an outline of your garden or backyard and try to have a graphic representation of your target outcome. This will provide a systematic and guided way in the placement of the rocks.

Remember that the rocks should not just be placed above the ground. They need to look more realistic by having a portion of them buried under the earth.

With these in place, the rocks will look more natural and not like someone just piled them up to look "nice". These rocks should not be too crowded as they will look awkward and disorderly. Try to put them near each other with 2 to 4 rocks at the maximum.

You can put the extra rocks somewhere so that it will not look jam-packed. Landscaping rock may be a little complicated and hard, but it is largely compensated by its charm and elegance.


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