Landscape design is a fun and unique way for commercial and residential property owners alike to express themselves. Homeowners and landscaping professionals combine different materials, shapes, and textures to create serene, cutting-edge, or traditional environments outdoors. Landscaping boulders are just one tool that can be used to provide focus and contrast to your Harford County property’s landscape design. Here are a few tips to help you use boulders effectively.
Use Landscaping Boulders With Manufactured Materials for Contrast
While many designers choose to pair large stones with other natural materials, there is something to be said for the combination of natural and humanmade materials. Consider placing your rocks near cement or asphalt surfaces. You can heighten your design by installing the pavement so that it seems to flow around your rocks; leaving a round portion of unpaved ground in the middle of your paved surface can provide the perfect space for a small collection of boulders and plants.
Settle You Landscaping Boulders Into the Ground
You may think that you can simply plunk your stones onto the ground and forget about them, but that is not the case. Not only is it beneficial from a design standpoint to settle your stones into the ground, but it is also crucial if you want them to stay put. Setting the rocks so that they are a few inches beneath the surface of the ground lends to their timeless appearance, and the addition of a bed of gravel or small rocks creates a stable foundation to support your boulders and keep them from shifting, rolling away, or falling over.
Consider Highlighting Stones With Outdoor Lighting
Finally, outdoor lighting and landscaping boulders are a winning combination. Large stones serve as a fascinating focal point for landscapes during the day, but they can easily fade into the darkness at night. By installing outdoor lighting to illuminate your rocks (and the rest of the property), you can enjoy the unique way that light plays upon the surface of the stone. Lighting is an excellent way to make your landscape design dynamic and responsive.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for summer and fall, 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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