4 Unique Uses for Landscape Boulders

4 Unique Uses for Landscape Boulders lehnhoff's supply

Here are some fantastic ways to use landscape boulders in your next project.

Landscape boulders can add a natural and rustic charm to any landscaping project. They are perfect for creating a focal point in a garden, lining a walkway, or creating a natural-looking retaining wall. But the benefit of natural stone extends well beyond its genuine beauty – it can be used to improve functionality throughout your property, including your landscaping. Here are some fantastic ways to use landscape boulders in your next project.

Create Multiple Focal Points

Landscape boulders are a lovely way to encourage a seamless separation if you are planning to create a few different spaces in your yard or garden. One prime example is using a few boulders to divide your quiet, relaxing area from the children’s play zone. 

Additionally, boulders act as focal points that draw attention to areas of your yard that you want to highlight. Have a new garden or outdoor artwork piece? Consider adding a few boulders to bring an aesthetic emphasis. Have you just installed a new patio? Place some boulders around the edges to define the space.

Add Height and Elevation

You can also incorporate landscape boulders into your yard on a purely functional basis. Whether you need to add height and elevation to your outdoor space or if you already have height and need a retaining wall, landscape boulders can get the job done. Using large boulders for functional purposes looks particularly charming when paired with tall plants, trees, grasses, and flowers bordering a staircase or retaining wall.

Install Natural Seating

Landscape boulders also allow you to express your creativity. Everyone wants a place to enjoy their beautiful backyard, especially with a new garden, patio, or outdoor kitchen, and boulders provide a pleasant way to incorporate seating into your landscape. Instead of worrying about basic lawn chairs that clash with the natural beauty of your yard, opt for the timeless charm of a few well-placed landscape boulders instead. 

Build a Rock Garden

A rock garden adds texture and interest to your landscaping design. Landscape boulders can create a beautiful and natural-looking rock garden. They are ideal in areas where the sun scorches the grass or even in shaded areas to encourage plant growth. Start by choosing a variety of boulders in different shapes, colors, and sizes. Then, arrange them in a natural-looking formation and fill the spaces between them with smaller rocks or gravel. Finally, add plants that thrive in rocky soil, such as succulents, to finish the design.

No matter how you integrate boulders into your landscaping, Lehnhoff’s Supply can provide high-quality boulders in various shapes and sizes. Contact us today to start your next landscaping project!

Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help

If you still have more questions about boulder placement in your landscape design, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.

Find us at 2708 Belair Road, Fallston, MD 21047 and give us a call at 410-510-7646. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Facebook, X – Twitter, and Pinterest!

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