Cathy Isom takes you into your gardens and landscape by filling you in about using garden stones to enhance your space. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Garden stones are the perfect way to enhance your space, and the right stones will boost your home’s appearance. Landscaping stones are a great way to personalize your garden. Furthermore, they’re a low-maintenance, fireproof way to alter your space in no time, and your garden will adore the help against weeds. Before purchasing garden stones, consider what your ultimate goals are. Where will you place the stones and for what purpose? What function do you want the stones to serve?
Hard stones work better for driveways, for example. Pebbles make a great fire-proof walkway around a firepit because they’re easy to walk on barefoot, while boulders are awesome decorative features than help flower beds retain moisture. River rocks are fitting around water features such as a man-made pond or fountain.
If you want your garden stones to look in place in your yard, you’ll need to stick with your home’s aesthetic as well. Styling choices, especially using natural stones and rocks, should enhance your homes current appearance rather than distract from it.
Keep in mind that you’ll also need to line the ground with some type of material before placing the rocks down. While many people use regular plastic sheeting, using a landscape fabric will help the soil breather better and keep rocks from settling into place. You won’t need to refill the rocks near as often as well, which makes your garden easier to maintain over time.
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