Adding special effects such as landscaping-with-rocks, you can highlight a special feature in your landscaping plans, whether it be landscaping a hill, landscaping a slope, or simply having rocks in you back yard landscaping.
using small rock in place of lawn
Many people use various grades of gravel instead of grass for landscaping. They will also use colored rocks in various shapes and sizes.
People often use gravel for the parking area and also for RV parking.
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Road base rocks add a completed look to your property, when all your landscaping is finished. When weeds start to show up just spray a little weed-killer on them.
Rocks in a planter
If you have a hillside, you can use rocks of various sizes, to form rock gardens. You can place perennial plants back in at the base of larger rocks, where water will run in to the roots and keep them moist so less watering is required.
Rock garden plants generally can take more heat, with less water necessary.
Boulders are often pricey, so you may want to include them in your final or 3rd home, because you won't likely want to leave them behind when you build again.
This is an example of a white rock used around the plants in Southern Utah. People often choose rock instead of lawn because of the heat.
Notice the larger rock near the left front, that the terraced rock wall butts up against. A small palm tree is just behind it. These people wanted that rock to remain in the landscaping. When the palm tree achieves maturity, it will be a real eye catcher and basically fill that entire corner.
Using pavers in landscaping
Patio misting system
- patio or deck landscaping
Using different gravel sizes in your landscape
Fertilizing your garden
More General Landscaping
Building your home as owner/contractor
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