Garden Rocks Wickenburg

How To Choose Garden Rocks

One of the challenges with creating beautiful front yard landscaping ideas for your outdoor space is choosing the right combination of garden rocks, plants, large and small boulders, and trees. Rocks that are too large will have the tendency to overwhelm rather than offset the surrounding plants and other landscaping materials. In comparison, too small of rock can give the sense of no impact at all on your other landscape design elements. Another consideration when it comes to choosing rocks for your garden is that of maintenance needs. Overall, using decorative landscaping stones is a great alternative to high-maintenance grass, but raking and replacing rocks is still part of the trade-off.

One of the least expensive and highly attractive garden rock is pea gravel. Pea gravel is great for walkways, small accents, and even built-up focal points. Their virtually maintenance-free, especially if you ensure that they are applied with the use of solid edging so that they don’t escape their confines. Of course, there is other landscape gravel to consider, and we’ll go into that much deeper as this article unfolds.

Smooth or Coarse Garden Rocks

While landscaping gravel is simple to apply and requires little maintenance, there are other areas of concern you should be aware of. Not all landscaping rock is created the same. Of course, there’s the size of the stone, but also you’ll want to think about your choice of smooth or coarse rocks. If the rock is intended for leisure areas of your backyard, we suggest that you look for rocks that won’t poke into your fee when walking barefoot. Of course, more coarse rocks can fit in just fine in larger open areas where you don’t regularly traverse bare-footed.

Landscaping Rock Questions?

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    How To Improve Your Home With Decorative Rock?

    Rock In Flowerbeds

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    If you’re looking for an effective and low-maintenance alternative to mulch for your flowerbeds, gravel is the ideal choice. Not only does decorative gravel look great but it also aids in the prevention of evaporation, which is highly important in the desert.

    Rock Gardens

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    If you’re thinking about adding a rock garden to your landscaping you may be wondering which size and type of gravel to use. While large gravel is used most frequently in rock gardens, almost any size and color of gravel can be incorporated into your rock garden creation.

    Rocks For Erosion Control

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    When thinking about landscaping in the desert, many tend to overlook erosion control. While it doesn’t rain that much in the desert, due to the compacted soil, erosion can be a problem. Spreading rock in areas that are prone to erosion is a good way to avoid losing landscaping elements.

    Stone For Walkways

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    Whether you’re creating a large patio area and need a solid gravel base, or you’re creating a garden path walkway and want to incorporate a mix of pea gravel and flagstones, choosing the right gravel size for your project can make a significant difference in how comfortable and appealing it is.

    If You’re Planning On Creating A Rock Garden We Can Help You Choose The Right Decorative Rocks!

    With a large selection of decorative gravel, arena sand, screened fill dirt, and other landscaping materials, Art Barber Excavating is happy to help you create and implement landscaping elements that will be the talk of the neighborhood. Contact us today with all your questions.

    • Driveway Grading
    • Brush Removal
    • Screened Fill Dirt
    • Decomposed Granite
    • Ground Cover
    • Demolition Services
    • Colored Rock
    • Road Grading
    • Various Sizes
    • Arena Sand Delivery
    • Decorative Rock
    • Excavation Services

    Planning For Your Hardscaping Project

    Regardless of if you’re in the planning process of creating a new hardscaping project or you’re smack dab in the middle and need some assistance, there are many factors to consider to ensure that the process goes smoothly so that you get the result that you’re looking for. Is your garden project a small one that you can do yourself, or will you need to hire professional landscaping and excavating contractors to do the work? Are you looking for a low-maintenance hardscaping project or are you fine with watering and regular cleanup? Then there’s the consideration of abiding by all local codes, getting the required permits, and meeting HOA requirements. While on the surface, landscaping may look like something that can be tackled without much planning, in reality, the more you plan before you work, the less work and expense you’ll incur.

    Landscaping Contractor

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    When deciding whether or not to tackle your landscaping project yourself or call a contractor to do it for you, there are many things you need to consider. Sure, hiring a contractor will cost you more money, but depending on the size and scope of what you’re wanting to accomplish, you may save not only time and money but your back by choosing a competent landscaping contractor.

    Maintenance Requirements

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    As with any outdoor project, when completed it’s still subject to the elements and will need regular maintenance. However, choosing the right rock, landscaping materials, plants, and other design options can aid in minimizing the aftermath with regard to maintenance requirements. For example, while a poured concrete patio may be less expensive to install, it can still crack over time.

    Watering Requirements

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    Many homeowners like the look of real grass as landscaping for their yards. But, depending on the area you’re working with, installing grass may also mean that you’ll need to install an irrigation system as well. We suggest that you select drought-resistant desert plants that complement your rock choices. This can save you thousands of dollars in installation costs as well as cost savings down the road.

    How Much Rock Will Your Project Require?

    When you’re sitting at your dining room table looking through the various landscape rock options and hardscaping elements you’ll want to incorporate into your plan, there are a few things you should consider before getting started. The first is getting an accurate measurement of your outdoor space. With that handy piece of information, you can then begin calculating the amount of material you’ll need to complete the job.

    First, you’ll need to measure the area you’re planning to improve and then calculate the square footage. To calculate square footage, you take the length and multiply it by the width of your yard. So, if your yard is 60 feet long and 80 feet wide, you need enough landscape material to cover 4800 square feet. When deciding how much of any one element you need, best practices suggest that you order slightly more than you’ll need in the end.

    When trying to estimate the necessary quantities of the various landscaping rocks you’ll need, you’ll want to also consider the cubic feet required. To calculate cubic feet you need three measurements. Start by multiplying the length and width of the area you’re working with and then multiply that number by how deep your rock will be. For example, if you have a 6 foot by 12-foot area that needs 5 inches of rock, you would multiply (6 x 12 x0.5) and the result would be 36 cubic feet.