Rock gardens can bring a bit of the charm of mountain peaks right where you live and they’re easy to design and create once you have of idea of how you want them to be structured and organized. As the term suggests, rocks play an important role in this whole process.
So decide what type of paysage you want to create in your garden. Do you want the garden to remind you of any particular area? Would you like to include tropical plants or anything special in your design? Think about the overall image, try to see it in your mind and then start gathering supplies.
Perhaps you have a few rocks on the site already and all you have to do is rearrange them. Mix and match them and relocate them as many time as you have to until you get a design that you’re happy with. Of course, if the rocks are big and heavy, you might want to come up with a plan first.
Then, once all the rocks are in place, you can add the plants you want. You can use the already existent vegetation or create something special. Use the trees on the site and perhaps you could design a small rock garden around them.
And don’t feel obligated to only use big rocks. In fact, rock gardens can take many different forms and a lot of them only feature small rocks or gravel. Maybe you could find some inspiration in Japanese gardens and add some Asian flair to your landscape.
Your rock garden should complement the site. So if you’re house is built on a steep slope, take that into consideration and let the rocks cover the slope in a really natural way. If you have a stream on your property, you can create some really lovely little waterfalls by arranging the rocks. You can even create a pond.