May 282021

My goal with my gardening blog is to bring you expert information on everything from when to plant to gardening gifts. Please leave me a comment on the gardening article below and I’ll reply as soon as I can. How to build a garden rockery – Choosing the rock.

You can use landscaping rock to add some depth and texture to your landscaping design. This landscaping rock can come in a couple of different forms, actually there are quite a few. Not only is there a find collection of colours of landscaping rock there is also several different kinds of stone to choose from. Different landscaping designs will require different rock.

The trick to using landscaping rock successfully is to fully integrate them into your rockery and the design. You need to place them in places that will add to the rockery, not in places that will make it look like you are trying to cover something up or take attention away from another part of the garden rockery. If you were to just put your landscaping rock here and there you will be doing nothing for the rockery and your rockery will end up looking strange and unbalanced. You should plan exactly where each landscaping rock should be placed for the ultimate effect.

If you take the time to bury your rock it will look much better. This will make them look planted and they will blend in and look as if this is where they really should be, not just where they got clunked down.

How far should you bury your stones in the ground? The depth will all depend upon the materials that you finally choose for your rockery. If you choose a very large rock then it should be deeper than a smaller stone. Four to six inches is a good depth for your rock to be buried.

All you need to do is dig a spot about the size of your landscaping rock and them place the rock into it. You can then just tuck some dirt into the spot around the rock and then you are done. Voila!

Think about it, this is what rocks and boulders look like when you see them out in nature. The next time that you are out taking a walk or you are hiking keep an eye out for any large rocks, look at how they sit in the dirt and then try to get the rock in your rockery to look just as natural.

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  One Response to “How to build a garden rockery – Choosing the rock”

  1. Hi,
    I found these tips helpful. Can you advise on which rocks wont grow moss/get mouldy? I dont plan to have a water feature only plants. Between the rocks do I need to put compost/gravel – if so in what proportion. I am in the planning stage and am zero in gardening so any tips will help. Thanks

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