A good way to give it a twist and more rustic to our garden, if you have one, is placing stones in strategic positions that serve as seating or decoration. We will give some tips landscaping stones that are very similar to those used on a garden with Japanese style.
One of the ways to make a decoration with rocks in the garden is placing them, if you have a medium to large size, in slope creating a sense of terraces , it is best to arrange them casually and unevenly. This helps us to reduce erosion of the slope soil and keep it in good condition. We can put plants in the gaps that remain to generate a large garden area with rockery way.
We can also build a garden with herbs using medium-sized rocks. They are ideal because they allow the soil to cool down much at night and thus maintain the right temperature for vegetables. We can place the stones surrounding the culture or way between the surface subdivisions.
Using large pavers and a sleek stone fireplace turns a small lawn between house and garage into a “decompression chamber” perfect for relaxing after work.
Terraced stone steps in a mix-and-match pattern create a strong focal point, while “character” plants create visual interest on both sides of the path. Rusty-hued Carex testacea softens the front path, while green kniphofia, plum Heuchera ‘Obsidian’, Libertia peregrinans ‘Bronze Sword’, and euphorbia surround the ‘Karl Foerster’ grass. Across the path, drifts of Picea sitchensis ‘Papoose’, variegated iris, and Phormium ‘Dusky Chief’ encircle a ginkgo tree.
A variety of heat-tolerant plants with low water requirements provide year-round interest. Pavers take up most of the space where thirsty grass might grow instead, creating a striking pattern while also helping save resources and money in the long run.
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Elizabeth has a home and garden decor business, is excited that now everyone can experience the joy of a real burning, crackling, wood scented fireplace in their home.