When you step outside of your home and look at your yard, do you like what you see? Is your grass neatly cut? Do your flower beds have weeds? Are your plants healthy?
These are some key questions to ask yourself if you are trying to achieve the perfect landscaping you have always wanted.
But striking, attractive landscaping designs usually have more than just a few flower beds, and a well-manicured lawn — there is often other foliage, trees, and decorative stones.
You may not realize how much landscaping stones actually add to your lawn’s appeal, but they can provide pops of contrast, and make your yard feel more natural.
Here are some of the different kinds of decorative stones you can buy.
- River Rock. This is usually a much friendlier stone with a smooth surface. These stones are typically smaller, about 3/8″ to 2 1/2 inches, and are great for flower beds and gardens, as they provide enough room for proper drainage. There are also smaller ones that are often used for decoration on concrete slabs.
- Lava Rock. As its name indicates, this is a red-hued rock that is usually light because of its many pores. The bright color could be the perfect addition to your garden, and it packs well. They can be found as full pieces or fragments, and look very similar to red mulch.
- White Marble. This is probably the most glamorous looking stone that you can fill your garden with. These marble chips are chiseled from larger marble pieces that glitter when the sun’s rays pass over them. They can be an ideal accent piece around the edge of your mulch or a focal point in your garden, like a gazebo.
These are only a few of the many options you have when it comes to decorative rocks. Feel free to buy as many stones as you want, rearrange them, and figure out which ones will make your neighbors jealous of your exquisite yard. To learn more, read this.