Stones and garden rocks last forever and you can always count on them to make your garden or backyard look more beautiful or eye-catching. Garden rocks come in a lot of different forms and it’s important to know what type to choose. After all, you’ll get to look at those rocks for quite some time after that and you want them to be just what your garden needs. To choose the right rocks you must first have a look around the area that you want to decorate and to try imagine how you want it to look like in a few years. Of course, if you don’t plan on planting too many trees or flowers, you can achieve the look much quicker than that.
If you want to add some warmth to your garden or to make your backyard seem more inviting, use beach pebbles or river rocks. They create this casual, laid-back ambiance that’s perfect for spaces where you usually sit back and relax or admire the view. These pebbles are also pretty versatile and they come various different sizes and colors so there’s plenty of room for customization here.
To brighten up those shady areas in your rock garden, add some white marble chips. Their light color will make the space seem more cheerful and bright by contrasting with the soil and the overall ambiance there. This strategy can also be adapted to a variety of other situations. The opposite situation is also possible. If you think an area is too bright, add some darker pebbles or rocks to balance out the look.
Terracotta stones are pretty interesting. They’re not the best choice for gardens or yards that look formal but they’re really great at adding warmth to the landscape and giving it a casual and inviting look. They’re also a good option if you want to create a tropical landscape. You can also use terracotta tiles to create walkways in the garden.
Contemporary residences often require something more minimalist and there are several rock garden ideas to choose from in this case. Black lava rocks, for instance, can give your garden the glamorous and sophisticated look you wanted. Also, you can use small white pebbles to create a zen garden or you can create a focal point by strategically placing large rocks or boulders on the property. Their role would be similar to that of garden sculptures.