This garden is rocking
Long gone are the days when gardeners removed what they once considered pesky rocks from the flower beds that lined their backyards. Today, rock gardens are a design must-have for many yards. Rock gardens are the perfect way to incorporate your desired flower and plant designs with the rocks that are a natural part of your backyard's landscape. Rock gardens can combine many different styles of rocks to maximize the overall beauty of the space.
Rock gardens are not at all hard to create. Take stock of the rocks your own garden already offers. You might be surprised by the number of rocks a backyard can contain, and how beautiful they are. If you want to use more rocks than what your backyard readily makes available, you can either go to a variety of public areas where you might find pretty rocks, or visit your local gardening center to see what rocks they have available. Rock gardens don't have to be large and elaborate, but instead can be small, focusing on just the best-looking rocks.
Japanese Rock Gardens
Japanese rock gardens combine beautiful rocks with peaceful designs that are meant to tie in many elements within your yard. It's important to understand that your rock gardens should not stand out from the overall landscaping, but should instead be incorporated in the design to create a sense of peace and harmony. Rock gardens are often used to create a logical connection point or a transition point between different design styles in your yard.
Rock Water Gardens
Rock water gardens are also beautiful additions to any yard. As you create a water garden in your backyard, the rocks you choose to incorporate can really help to solidify the overall design. Consider creating rock water gardens that showcase ponds or waterfalls, offset by beautiful and colorful flowers. This will create a focal point that your guests will enjoy when they come to your home. The rock water gardens you create will be simple to maintain and will retain their beauty through many years.
Rock home gardens are a great way to capitalize on the elements that are already present in your yard. Remember, the rocks you use will literally last a lifetime. They are the most durable of all the design elements in your garden, and they can create a lasting scene of beauty in your yard.