Technology Makes Landscaping Easier Than Ever

Technology Makes Landscaping Easier Than Ever

Choosing Landscaping Rock Designs For Your Outdoor Space

Jose Wheeler

Landscaping rock is used to provide the necessary durability and beauty to your gardens and outdoor spaces. Landscaping rocks can be used as functional or abstract decor pieces that are helpful for the protection of different parts of your property. The following landscaping rock ideas will help you choose the right materials for your outdoor spaces.

Patio or Walkway Rocks

Patio and walkway rocks should be fun and interesting. They add to the overall landscape and can be used to help define a space. You can use different types of rocks for different effects:

  • Natural—The stone used in these types of rocks is usually machine-made and combined with other aggregates for strength and durability.
  • Cement—Cement is one of the most popular choices for patios because it makes it easy to create walkways, seats, benches, walls, counters, tables, flooring, planters, fountains, and more. Cement rocks are also very low-maintenance because they are waterproof. You may want to place river rock at the top or bottom of the cement surface to give the appearance of a riverbed or waterfall.
  • Plastic—Plastic stones are often made from recycled materials. They are available in many colors and might include imitation fossils or shells embedded in them. Plastic is easy to clean but may not last as long as real stones or cement rocks.
  • Glass—Glass is an attractive choice when you want to add some color to your patio area. Adding glass pieces in with stones adds depth and texture while creating an elegant design.

The addition of the right accents will enhance the appearance of rock patios and walkways.

Merging Boulders with Greenery

Boulders are great to use in landscaping. Their natural shapes and sizes can be used to build rock gardens, or they can be used as part of the foundation of a retaining wall. It is important that you start by choosing rocks that are all roughly the same size. This will help them look more natural when they are being used in your landscaping project.

Also, make sure you choose boulders that are durable enough to handle whatever type of weather conditions your area experiences. For instance, if your area experiences freezing temperatures every winter, you would want to make sure they are not going to crack or split open during those times. You also want to make sure that if you drive over them with your car, they will not break apart due to the weight of your car either.

Rocks and rock-based materials come in a lot of shapes and styles and may alter the outdoor appearance and appeal of your yard or garden, even as they serve as very functional pieces. Contact a rock supplier to get these materials for your project. 


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Technology Makes Landscaping Easier Than Ever

When I was young, I loved helping my mother in the garden. Our yard was filled with plants and flowers that she kept in immaculate condition. Once I was an adult and bought my first home, I learned that there was much more to landscaping a yard than I ever imagined! After a little trial and error planting a few flowers in my yard that died quickly, I realized the technology that is available to aspiring gardeners makes trial and error a thing of the past. After I found out what my "hardiness zone" was, I realized I was planting flowers made for much cooler climates, and I played around with software that let me design my yard very easily! I learned a lot throughout the experience, so I thought I would share my tips with everyone who needs them. Come back often to check out my new tips!