When it comes to landscaping your yard, the possibilities are endless. You can use grasses, trees, plants, pavers, and mulch in limitless combination with each other to create the perfect landscape for your home. One material that often goes overlooked is the humble-yet-dignified boulder. Unless you already have a boulder in your yard, you likely have not given much thought to how to incorporate them into your landscape. When used properly, boulders can provide your yard with a rugged timelessness. You can use boulders to create new structures and breathe life into your space. Here are three creative ways to incorporate boulders into your landscape design in Reisterstown.
1. Garden Edging, Fences, and Walls
Rocks of many sizes can be used together to make edging for garden beds, fences, or walls. If your wall is low and does not need to be very sturdy, you can simply stack boulders and rocks together. This method is great for creating raised garden beds because you can make a raised bed of any size and shape. When used in conjunction with concrete, you can create a strong retaining wall with a stone facade. Some homeowners use stone walls to hold back ground, creating a terraced effect with well-drained soil on the top level.
2. Groundcover for a Low-Maintenance Yard
Rocks can be a great alternative to grass or other high-maintenance groundcovers. By selecting a few larger boulders and surrounding them with mulch or pea gravel and a few sparse plants, you can create a dynamic and low-maintenance yard. If you must have grass but would still like to experiment with boulders and save water in the long term, you can surround your well-manicured lawn with a neat frame of boulders, small rocks, and pea gravel.
3. Customizable Water Features
Boulders work amazingly well in water features. Whether you are creating a single tall fountain with relatively few square feet or an expansive human-made creek through your property, boulders can provide the perfect material for your project. Rocks come in many different shapes and colors suited to being the focal point for a fountain. Large, rounded river rocks make a great shoreline for a creek, and larger boulders can create small rapids and visually appealing surface agitation.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for spring and summer, 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 and Twitter!
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