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Landscaping with Rocks and Stones

Categories: Landscape Design, Stone Work | January 3, 2019

Landscaping with rocks and stones can help add curb appeal, as well as another natural element, to your landscape design. At Vandenberg’s Landscape Design, we can help you create a landscape design that perfectly pairs rock and stone hardscapes into your garden space. All of our landscaping services, including landscape design, are tailored to meet the needs of each individual client.

Ideas for Landscaping with Rocks and Stones

Rocks and stones are durable hardscape materials that require no maintenance and can be used to add definition and a sense of structure to planted areas. Some simple ideas for landscaping with rocks and stones include:

1. Constructing a Patio Surface with Rocks

Stone patios can be the perfect way to tie the indoors to the outdoors. Consider creating an extended patio space that takes up some of the space where grass would normally be planted in order to minimize yard maintenance while still creating a beautiful and functional space.

2. Using Stones to Anchor Planting Beds

If you have a small front yard, you can make your yard space seem more impactful by using stones to anchor flower beds. Since stones are natural elements, they will tie in nicely with the overall aesthetics of the garden space while also boosting the curb appeal of any type of home.

3. Incorporating Stone Walls

Stone walls can easily be incorporated into any landscape design and are ideal for:

  • Separating the street from the lawn
  • Lining the sides of the driveway
  • Marking the edges of the property
  • Anchoring vegetable gardens or flower beds
  • Preventing erosion or terracing a slope

The most common type of stone wall used in landscaping is a retaining wall, which offers a practical way of retaining soil and preventing erosion. Since many factors must be considered when building a retaining wall, large and complex stone walls should be built by a professional landscaper.

4. Combining Rocks with Water Features

Combining rock and water elements in your landscape design can be a great way to create a focal point that your guests will love. Water fountains made of stone can be made in all shapes and sizes, making it easy to find the right fitting fountain for your outdoor space. Rocks can also be combined with plants and water to create a water garden that will provide your landscape design with a more interesting look.

5. Creating Stone Walkways

Stone walkways can be the perfect addition to any backyard space. Depending on the type of stone you are looking to use in your walkways, you may also want to consider planting some ground cover (moss, creeping thyme, or miniclover) between the stones to break up the monotony.

If you would like to learn more about landscaping with rocks and stones, or if you are interested in one of our landscaping services, please contact Vandenberg’s Landscape Design at 604-866-3023 or by filling out a contact form on our website. We are a Delta landscaping company that proudly serves customers all the way from Vancouver to Abbotsford.


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