There are many reasons for making a rock garden in your yard including: – Adding beauty to your yard. – To lessen lawn maintenance including mowing and watering. – As a landscape edging. – Or, as part of a water garden.
Plants are often used in rock gardens. Some plants are used to add color or texture to a rock garden. Other plants may be added to blend in with the rocks to make the rocks more interesting
Make your rock garden more interesting by have a focal point. The focal point can be a statue or a rock that is significantly larger than the others.
Once you have selected the perfect location for your rock garden you will need to prepare the land. This means clearing out anything that is already there.
The focal point should be the largest item(s) that will be in your rock garden. – Larger rock(s). – Stepping stones. – Statues. – Water.
The supporting rocks in your garden should be uniform in some way. – Choose rocks that are similar in size. – Or, rocks that are similar in color.
First place the larger rocks or focal points in the rock garden. Then use medium sized rocks to form an outline of the garden if you need one. Lastly, place the supporting or smaller rocks in your rock garden.
Adding plants that are potted is the easiest way to do this as you simply need to make a spot in the rocks or on a rock for the plant. Otherwise, you can add soil to the rock garden and plant the plants.