December 16, 2017

Using Boulders in the Landscape

Use boulders in your hardscape.

Boulders improve your hardscape.

Some of the simplest things can make the biggest difference in your landscape.

Today I’d like to give you a simple little tip that will help you avoid a common mistake that do it yourselfers make using landscaping rocks and boulders in landscape design.

Actually, I see professionals do this as well.

Accent boulders can add a lot interest, impact, and character to your landscape. They can even add a second or third level to your landscape without actually having to create an elevated area. Another tip here is: that really catchy and appealing designs have more than one level.

However, accent boulders need to be made a “part” of the landscape. Here’s what I mean:

Most people take landscape rocks and just lay them on top of the ground as though they’ve just been thoughtlessly placed around with no intentional method to the placement. This usually looks unnatural and out of place.

Try burying the bottom of the rock four to six inches in the ground and see the difference it makes. Of course, the depth depends on the size of the rock you use.

Simply dig out a little under where the boulder is to be set and place your ground cover around it.

This will give a more natural look as it would appear in nature. It also leaves a little to the imagination. There’s no telling how big the rock actually is or if it was really there to begin with.

Call or visit Vining Stone today and pick out the boulder that speaks to you!