Rock or stone landscaping is a far good idea for making an appropriate use of your yard which can also add interest and appeal to your yard. Stone landscaping is also known as hardscaping as they blend into a natural looking and attractive composition.
There are many creative ways to add stone landscapes into your landscaping environment. You can create waterfall landscape by stacking stones around a pond and adding a pump to circulate water over the waterfall. Stone landscape can be used alone or with plants especially to create desert landscape. The stone used in this are common stone available at home or garden store or either you can purchase them from landscaping companies. A stone wall may require much larger stones.
While selecting stones for landscapes consider the color stone that would accentuate the area where it will be used. Stone landscaping is common in southwest landscaping which is popularly known as xeriscaping where native plants are used in landscaping. The other type of landscaping is desert landscaping where stone landscaping is commonly used because of lack of grass and trees. These landscaping ideas are rather give dry and arid appearance therefore adding colorful stones can provide a great deal of contrast in the landscape.
Maintaining your rock landscaping
Rock landscaping is easy but to maintain rock landscaping is a difficult task altogether. Stone landscaping is becoming popular for its natural look and many homeowners go through the effort of putting in rock landscaping without thinking ahead about taking care of this landscaping once it is placed. Whether you use small or large stone they need to mowed around and weeds need to be killed near the stone landscaping in order to maintain it.
If you are using small stones as in gravel landscaping throughout the lawn, regular attention will need to be paid to weeding and removal of the growth that shoots up between the rocks. For this type of landscaping herbicide is best option which can be spread all over the area of stone landscaping. Using river rocks also need to be taken care of, as they frequently need to clean, replace and reconstruct.