Boulder Rectangle Pool

By · Saturday, July 18th, 2009

The integration of stone in your landscape design can add depth, texture, seating and even a sculptural element to your garden. Stone has other important functional qualities as well, such as the strength and stability. Stones give a sense of permanence to a garden. As one element of landscape design, stone differs from the plants that have wonderful features sculptures. When designing your garden, consider the use of stone walls, roads or just as aesthetically pleasing accent in the garden.

The stones are solid majority of all materials in the garden. They are ideal for creating of roads, terraces, garden accents and walls. They are also very useful in the water garden where they can edge of a pool or be incorporated into a cascading design.

Stones found locally in the native landscape generally work best in your garden. The large stones that are ideal for creating focal points in the landscape, set in the ground by what are perceived as being part of the natural landscape. Just dig a hole about the width of the stone, set the stone and backfill around its base. This will make them look as if they belong in the garden and blend with the surrounding landscape.

Large rocks placed along adjacent paths or the courtyards are very wonderful way to add offer seats in the garden. The stones so the land must be set to ensure stability. Although each person is different rule, a comfortable height to sit on is 18 inches.

The stones in the garden is most prominent during the winter. After fallen leaves of garden plants, ivy-covered stone walls are a reference and provide a garden with structure.

There are many kinds of stones to choose from. The following is a short list and their descriptions.

Large rocks can be used to mark a driveway or entrance to a garden. They also can be used as a focal point in the rock garden or water garden. Stone interesting color, texture or shape are great for the stones of the sample.

Fieldstone is ideal for garden walls and the stones and garden paths. Fieldstone is effective when used as the stones of a garden of perennials.

Bluestone is wonderful for formal patios and paths. Bluestone is cut in squares and rectangles of various sizes that can be arranged in any combination. Color and texture may vary from stone to stone.

Cobblestones are perfect for garden borders or for small patios, informal and roads. There are, however appropriate for large patios and paving stones have an irregular surface and establish a table level is difficult.

Flagstone is convenient for walks and patios Its irregular shape, thin, soft and available in various colors and sizes.

Look around for stones in the landscape to see what will work best in your garden. If can not find one that suits your needs, most garden centers and nurseries selling stone garden. The stone is extremely durable and when incorporated rock garden in your garden design will provide a lifetime of interest throughout the year.

Tim Birch is the owner of GardenLeap, a garden magazine for garden enthusiasts.

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