Decorative Stone Ideas For Your Garden

If you’re looking for a way to accent your flower bed, stone could be the solution.  There are many ways beyond the “Zen garden” look, in which stone can provide a natural anchor for your outdoor space. At The Rock Yard, we can help provide a low maintenance way to get just the look you have been seeking, transforming your garden into a unique and beautiful place to relax.

Does it seem that you’re constantly adding pine straw or mulch to your flower beds?  Maybe it’s time to consider using stone as a ground cover.  Adding stone to your garden as a ground cover will provide a more permanent solution.  

Transform Your Outdoor Area with Stone

Everyone has their “challenge areas” in their gardens, but slopes are an ideal place for decorative stones to help out. Covering a slope with stones eliminates the need to mow it and it can help with erosion as well. Thick stones can even be used to build a retaining wall on a slope in your garden to help control water flow and run off that might be detrimental to your other garden plants.

Herb Garden
Using stones in your herb garden is a win-win situation. Not only do decorative stones provide a visual boost to your herbs, but the stones also have a practical purpose, too. The stones absorb the heat from the sun and later transmit that heat into the soil. This keeps the soil warmer longer, resulting in a longer growing season for your herbs.

Adding decorative stones around planted borders emphasizes clean lines and makes clear, well-defined areas that are pleasing to the eye. All the stones don’t have to be the same size or shape. In fact, varying them will give you a more natural look to compliment your greenery. As a bonus, they also act as a natural weed repellent, which any garden has to like.

The classic boulder rock is a basic idea but can have a dramatic effect and can change the look of an otherwise average garden. Larger stones shouldn’t be used to cover something up or disguise something, but rather become a focal point that the rest of the garden can support.