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.