Landscaping doesn’t have to be just grass and plants anymore. There are so many landscaping options that can look unique and not involve plants or grass. Using something like rocks to landscape will save time because you have to keep less things green. It might even save you some money on your water bill. Here are some rock landscaping ideas to make your yard look unique.
Sloping yards are hard to mow and can sluff off if the rain comes. Put some rock steps in the side of a sloping hill to help brace it and to make it look great. It also makes a hill easier to climb because there will be steps. Grass that is wet can become slippery, rock steps will help prevent any sliding down the hill. Large slabs of rocks look great as steps but you can use any size or style of rock that looks good to you.
Make a Walkway
Cement walkways are just fine. Rock walkways give a little extra something to the outside of a house that cement walkways just don’t give. Since there is a little more texture and color with rock walkways, it looks more unique and has a little more design. They look great, and it will definitely add some curb appeal to the outside of your house.
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Use River Rocks
River rocks can be bought at any home improvement store, or you can actually collect them from a river. It might be fun to go with your family and collect rocks to use for your rock landscaping. River rocks look great lining a walkway, or adding them here and there into your yard’s design. They can look good anywhere.
Create a Retaining Wall
Retaining walls are also good for sloping yards. Install a retaining wall that has some style. A retaining wall made of large rocks makes it look easy on the eyes as well as being totally functional. You can add stairs to retaining walls too so that someone can easily get on top of the wall for further landscaping options.
What Are Some Drought-Tolerant Plants That I Can Use in My Rock Garden?
When building a rock garden, it’s essential to choose drought-tolerant plants that thrive in arid conditions. Some excellent options include hens-and-chicks, lavender, yarrow, sedum, and prickly pear cactus. These hardy plants can withstand prolonged periods of dryness and require minimal watering, making them ideal for your rock garden.
Have a Rock Fire Pit
A fire pit in the middle of grass has the chance of catching on fire. Surround your fire pit with rocks and your mind will be at ease knowing that rocks aren’t flammable. It also looks fantastic to have a fire pit in the middle of a bed of rocks. It looks rustic and has a rugged quality. It’s also easier because you won’t need to weed around the fire pit!
Rock landscaping is a good way to get out of the classic comfort zone and go for something a little different. There’s less yard work, less water used, and more time saved. Rock landscaping creates a beautiful aesthetic that people will love looking at. Try rock landscaping and see how it can free up your time and save you a little money. All while creating a yard that looks and feels amazing. Rock landscaping is the future for beautiful yards.
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