Stone landscaping is a form of decorative design for the garden and is often used to outline your garden.
The use of stone is typically used in creating a pathway through your garden. Stone landscaping can also be used to create sections in your garden, clearly demarcating areas. It’s a smart way to decorate your garden at a low cost.
What makes stone landscaping so special?
The use of stone has been around for a long time, with many gardens of the world employing this design element. From tiny pea gravel to large stone installations, a stone garden adds that bit of a rugged but sophisticated feel to a garden.
If you found your garden to already be populated by stone and rocks, perhaps you can repurpose them as part of your garden.
How to landscape your garden
There are various ways to incorporate stone landscaping in your garden. The classic stone wall is one way of using raw materials to create boundaries in your garden. This wall can also double up as seating for when you’re busy in your garden and need a rest.
The stone around a water or fire feature is also another way to use stone landscaping to demarcate areas of your garden. Aesthetically, stone provides a natural backdrop for all your garden grows. It’s unimposing and a natural element found in nature’s gardens.
Stepping stones are also a popular garden feature. Slabs made from brick or gravel are placed strategically to create a stone walkway for touring the garden. You can purchase these at your local builder’s shop.
Stone pathways are also created using smaller stones such as crushed gravel. If you love the sound of gravel crunching underfoot, then you can try adding this stone landscaping feature to your garden.
The benefits of stone landscaping
There are also certain benefits to using stone as part of garden landscaping. Let’s outline them:
- Rocks are low maintenance and easy to install
- Given their nature, rocks are virtually unaffected by changing weather conditions
- Rocks will protect plants since they do not have the propensity to decompose or attract pests
- Rock landscaping provides a garden with a sense of structure
- Not only is rock landscaping durable, but it is also cost-effective
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Originally published in Garden&Home Magazine.