Landscaping with boulders has become a creative way for homeowners to enhance their curb appeal. Big rocks can be incorporated into garden beds or as eye-catching focal points. Boulders naturally bring color and character to your landscape with little to no maintenance. Adding boulders and large rocks into your design can tremendously impact your yard’s overall look and feel, harmonizing it with the natural surroundings. At Lehnhoff’s Supply, we specialize in natural stone products designed to enhance the beauty of your property. Here are some tips on using landscape boulders in your yard.
Set Boulders into the Ground
Landscaping boulders must be buried deep in the ground. This allows them to sit well without shifting dangerously over time and gives a natural, long-lasting look. The size and shape of a boulder will determine how deep it needs to go into the ground. If you have a boulder with a flat side, consider exposing just that side for an interesting element to your garden. This makes the boulder look like it has been in your yard forever.
Use Boulders for Walls
Boulder and rock retaining walls are one way to incorporate boulders into your yard. When creating a new landscape, retaining walls are often necessary to hold back the soil and prevent erosion in areas with drainage issues. This is a functional purpose, but that doesn’t mean the finished product has to look plain. Rather than using pavers or blocks, use boulders or rock slabs to create a more natural and beautiful wall.
Cluster Boulders Together
Try grouping the boulders together, such as a rock wall for a water feature. When placing boulders in your yard, consider it as a rock garden on a large scale. Clustering three or more boulders creates a more attractive, eye-catching landscaping element than a single rock. Boulders are rarely found alone in nature, so grouping them together looks more natural.
Use Boulders to Make a Statement
Remember that landscape boulders can be a statement piece on their own. Using boulders and rocks in landscaping adds interest and appeal to the design while giving it a more natural appearance. It doesn’t always have to be part of a water feature or made into a wall.
Strategically placing boulders around your landscape design can greatly impact the space’s overall appeal. Another benefit is that boulders contribute to a low-maintenance landscape. Unlike plant material, you don’t have to do anything to maintain a boulder.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to use boulders in your landscape design for spring and summer, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.
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