With a little knowledge on how careful planting can be done and choosing specific stones, you can readily transform a dull garden into a Zen-like haven. Here are tips to make a rock garden.
Clear the area
The very first thing to do is to clear up the land you want to work with. Remove any existing bushes, brush, or undergrowth in the area. You can make use of a leaf blower to quickly clear areas of light vegetation and fallen leaves. To efficiently get rid of bushes, shove out the roots using a shovel and then cut branches with a set of shears. Once you’ve cleared out the larger plants, hoe out the smaller vegetation.
Select a design
Start brainstorming about the design you want to achieve for your garden. One way to visualise portions of your design is to use a marking paint. It gives you an idea of how well you can make the most of the spaces. Play around with your design until you finally get what you want.
Choosing the stone
Select the garden rocks for sale you want to use in your garden from a range of available options: large or small boulders, flat stones, flagstones, and coloured riverbed stones.
Start with the hardest task which is setting the boulders. Place the boulders based on your design and include footings, so they both stay in place and, at the same time, look natural.
Always choose the plants that can live and endure your local climate. Consider having those that have multiple textures to improve the aesthetics of your rock garden. Some recommended choices are the blue rug juniper bushes and chrysanthemums.
Create a simulated riverbed using juniper bushes, riverbed stones, and small boulders. You can start with positioning junipers at the top and then work your way down to create a naturally flowing “river”.
In setting up the junipers, combine them with fertiliser and peat moss. The peat moss will help in holding water next to the plant, while the fertiliser feeds the plant. Once it’s set, dig the riverbed following your line of flowers.
Along the riverbed, set some small boulders to create a natural flow. Then add the small riverbed stones.
Setting the plants
After creating the riverbed, place the rest of your plants. Look at your design and play around with the arrangement of plants. Mix the textures and colours of the plants. But to make it look more natural, spread them out. Occasionally step back just to get a good view of your work.
Form the walkway
To give your garden a finishing touch, add a walkway. Set your stepping garden rocks for sale and then add riverbed stones between them. Lastly, decorate the area with mulch.
Now, there you have it! You now have a full and fantastic-looking rock garden.