Using landscaping stones for decoration is not exactly a new concept, but it has proved itself time and time again to be a great method to improve the look of gardens and yards of homes and palaces all around the world.
Where To Find Landscaping Stones
Needless to say, there’s a huge variety of stones to choose from, so planning ahead is definitely something you should do. Don’t just start hauling stones to your house and then decide what you’re going to use. Instead, do a well planned design that includes the types of rocks and colors you want to use. After that start searching for places you could get your stones from landscaping
Some hardware stores have different kinds of landscaping stones available. But it has been my experience that usually the best way to obtain these stones is to simply search the internet and order them online. Saves me from the struggle of having to drive from place to place only to be disappointed when the rocks I were searching for weren’t actually there.
So How Exactly Do I Use Them?
Landscaping Stones can probably be used in as many ways as there are people on Earth. One popular choice is to use them to create a pathway leading to, say, your porch. You can even spice up the pathways themselves by creating patterns such as a checker pattern and achieve a very unique look.
Artificial landscaping stones can be used to hide things. Say you have a nasty septic tank riser in your garden that you’d like to get rid of, but really can’t. Instead of ripping it off (Don’t do this!), you can put a fake stone on top of it and hide it for good. You can then use that stone as a center piece and create something unique around it.
Fake Landscaping Stones
Using fake stones has recently become more and more popular thanks to constantly improving materials. These fake stones can make your garden look great, and well artificial stones are nearly impossible to distinguish from real ones. They can even be used to hide any unwanted objects in your garden such as septic tank risers.
Whichever way you prefer, the stones or real landscaping stones, you can’t really go wrong just as long as you design your plan well, and remember that it isn’t all that important to try to come up with the perfect plan. Just go with the flow and give your design your own unique look. It’s better to make a small mistake and end up with a unique landscape, than to tinker around trying to perfect your design and never finishing it.