When it comes to materials that can be implemented into your landscaping, from gravel to mulch, stone stands above the rest as one of the most highly sought after: stone. Stone is resilient enough to stand up in even tough landscapes. Stone is a natural ground cover that blends well and is not harmful to the surrounding environment. However, most homeowners struggle a bit when it comes to finding ways to use natural stone in their landscaping. Here is a look at a few interesting ways to implement more stone into the landscaping that surrounds your home.
Add border stones around a concrete walkway
If you already have a concrete walkway, you may think that there is no need for stones to help create an impressive walkway design. Yet, you can add a touch of flair to any basic walkway just by installing a border of natural stone along the sides. Have a load of rounded stones delivered and situate them in place either right at the edge of the walkway or a little further out to allow room for mulching, flowers, or ornamental grass clusters. You can also create an upright stone border using slate pieces.
Install a rock garden in a sitting or otherwise bland area
Some homeowners assume rock gardens to be a little bit of a joke, but rock gardens can actually add a lot of visual interest to places where there may otherwise be very little. For example, if you have a sitting area alongside a raised bed that houses a few shrubs or flowering plants, stones of different colors, shapes, and sizes can be planted in the ground to provide a fascinating ground cover display. A rock garden can also highlight a small area next to a walkway or along ditch lines that will not support the growth of plants.
Create a focal point or centerpiece in your landscape
The stones that you use in your landscaping do not have to be small or used as filler material; in fact, you can also have some fairly large stones delivered as well. You can pick out a large and impressive stone that has some kind of unique visual appearance or feature and situate it as a centerpiece in your landscape or use it as a focal point. For example, you could have a large stone situated at the entrance to your drive or in the center of your lawn.
For more information, contact your local stone delivery service.