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DIY Landscaping With Rocks

Updated on July 15, 2011


Landscaping with rocks can give your outdoor space a natural beauty. It is a great way to improve your yard and garden's appearance and will not require a lot of maintenance. It is a great way to create a colorful walkway, design a patio or landscape the area around an outdoor pool.

Do It Yourself to Save on Professional Installation
You can design your own outdoor space quite easily if you so choose. Landscaping rocks and stones can be found in numerous places or purchased from suppliers in a rich variety of sizes, colors and types. The first thing you should do before obtaining any rock for your project is take the time to consider what you want to accomplish in your space with rock or stone. Landscape can be beautifully enhanced with the right selection of rock, creating considerable depth and texture. Depending on your design choice, you may require pebbles, gravel, or a special rock to serve as a focal point. This can be a small rock or large boulder. Smaller stones can hide many imperfections in your backyard environment, but if you choose to make a large rock your primary focus of attention, then you should not try to hide anything in that area.

Each large rock needs to be carefully placed to achieve a balanced effect. They need to be anchored by digging a hole for sturdy placement and then filling in the area to get a natural look. Before finishing your project you should observe other rocks in a natural setting to get a feel for what looks best.

You May Require Assistance
Depending on how extensive your landscaping with rocks project becomes, you may require a professional landscape contractor to assist you. When you buy rocks the price of the material may be exceeded by the delivery and placements costs. Large boulders may require special equipment to move them. Color and design may be very important so that your rock garden and plants, flowers and shrubs complement each other.

If you need a retaining wall to hold back earth in a steep area, then a contractor may be required to design a safe wall that is properly engineered to hold back the amount of

earth required. Pool areas can be dazzling if you choose to install a colorful mosaic walk from your patio to the pool, or perhaps encircle the whole area with landscaping rocks and stones. If you do choose to get professional assistance, be sure to convey to the contractor exactly what you want and what you do not. It is your environment and you deserve to have your wishes honored. A beautiful rock garden can add great value to your property and provide many years of pleasurable outdoor activity for the family.

Whether you choose to create landscaping with rocks on your own or employ outside help, you can create a special look that reflects your own sense of style. There are many sizes, textures, forms, colors and kinds of rock to express your particular vision.


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      rorshak sobchak 

      7 years ago

      Oh that sounds so cool I want to try this out. Great write up! :)


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