DIY- How To Add Stone Borders to Your Landscaping, for a No Cost, Natural Look
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Natural Stone Creates a Beautiful Border
If you would love to have a beautifully landscaped yard, but you think that you are unable to create your own beautiful gardens at your home -think again.
If the costs involved are stopping you, consider using stone borders as your edging. Stone is an especially good alternative to expensive manufactured concrete edging. The end result is often much more appealing anyway, and the cost can be FREE!
Notice the photo on the right, above. The stones in this photo have been used by lots of people to make natural stone patios, borders, walls and more. Some of these stones are even in my landscaping . And they are there for anyone to take. Odds are there are locations like this somewhere near you.
This photo is of a slide area beside of a highway. You can also find creek rock, river rock, rock from job sites where new contsruction is being done too, and even where old structures have been removed. I am sure there are many other locations too including advertisements on craigslist for free stone, from people that just need it hauled away.
You will need some strong men to do the heavy lifting and a pickup truck or utility trailer to haul the rock, no matter where the stone comes from - these are the same things you would need to haul manufactured concrete edging too.
Yes, it is hard work, but so is anything that is worthwhile. If you want to create beautiful landscaped gardens in your yard I would suggest that you consider the amount of money you will save when you use natural stone. Concrete edging is also heavy and requires hard work and it is good looking, but nothing beats the look of natural stone borders. Your sense of pride when the job is complete is very rewarding too.Informal landscapes are beautiful when surrounded by stone.
Using other Natural Elements in Landscaping
In additon to using stone borders in your landscape, consider using large stones as points of interest within your flower gardens. When the flowers are gone during the winter season the stone still adds beauty and interest to the garden. Using lots of stones mixed with some plants also creates a nice rock garden.
You can also add tree stumps, twisted branches, and other natural items in your landscape to keep the natural look, and also keep the price of creating landscape gardens down, when you do it yourself. Get more ideas on how to use natural elements in your landscaping at the link below.
- Create your Landscape Décor using natural elements including tree stumps & rocks
Use natural elements in your landscape décor, such as rocks and tree stumps, get ideas here!
Tips for building a stone border
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