Boulders are an often-overlooked yet valuable asset in creating a dynamic and balanced landscape. While pea gravel, volcanic rock, and flagstone are some of the more popular choices for hardscaping materials, boulders can add an impressive focal point and a sense of timelessness to the grounds of your home or business. Here are three tips for selecting, arranging, and installing boulders to make your Jarrettsville landscape look stunning.
1. Place Your Boulders Into the Ground
Very rarely do boulders sit atop the ground in nature; rather, they rest so that they are digging into the dirt, with most (but not all) of their mass above the surface. When placing your landscaping boulders, dig a shallow divot into the earth in which to set your stone. Laying your rocks so that they are slightly below ground makes them blend in more with your overall design. This also adds to the illusion that the stones have been there for a long time. Another way to give boulders the appearance that they have been there for eons is to encourage plants and mosses to grow on them.
2. Get Larger Boulders Than You Think You Need
Stones that look suitable in the supply yard can often end up being too small for your project once you place them on your property. When shopping for landscaping boulders, opt for stones that are on the bigger side of what you are comfortable with. They will likely look right at home once you place them on your spacious grounds. This is especially true for boulders that you intend to use as a focal point. If you choose smaller rocks, they can disappear in the vastness of your property. Lehnhoff’s Supply offers boulder placement, so you do not have to worry about transporting and managing massive rocks.
3. Arrange Boulders in Groups
Boulders that sit on their own can look odd. To create a more natural layout, arrange stones in groups of three or more. Avoid placing them all in the same position. Experiment with lying boulders flat, embedding them into the ground at an angle, or sitting them up vertically. Stone can be incorporated beautifully into any landscape design. There are many ways you can experiment with boulders and their surroundings to make them fit your vision. For a wide selection of boulders, natural stone, and other landscaping products and services, visit Lehnhoff’s Supply online or give us a call today!
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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