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Rock Garden

A rock garden is a cheap and easy way to enhance the look of your landscape. Problem areas such as hills, areas featuring lots of trees and other difficult mowing spots are excellent places to create an eye-catching garden filled with rocks.

To get started you first need to clear the area of all plant life that you do not want intruding upon your garden. Remove the roots and make the entire area bare. This will keep those pesky invaders from coming back to visit you later.


Rock Garden

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Once you have your area cleaned off, add some soil enriching materials such as compost or sand. Any plants you place in your rock garden will love the added boost.
Now it is time to start placing those rocks. You will want to place them in a natural formation so mix and match with little, medium and large rocks as well as different colors and shapes. Variety is always the best way to create a beautiful landscape design. If you are working with a slope area, start at the bottom and work toward the top of the slope. Make the widest side of your rocks the base for better stability on the soil.

Rock Garden

Rock GardenAfter you have your rocks in place, add durable plants that you enjoy and are very tolerant in this particular environment. The best planting season will be spring or fall, depending upon the plant.

Plants that are ideal for adding personality to your garden are creeping phlox, ornamental grasses, small evergreens, and hosta plants.

Inspirational Rock Gardens

Rock GardenThis beautiful slope shaping design is not only pleasing to the eye, it is also excellent erosion control. What a lovely way to clothe a natural stone staircase! Splashes of red flowers intermingled with touches of greenery complete this landscaping design.

Rock GardenAdding several combinations of stones, shapes and mixed plant species create a more natural look.

Rock GardenSmall shrubs, ground cover plants and ornamental grass are great choices to fill in the gaps in your garden.

Rock GardenA lovely shady area brought to life with misshaped stone and blue fescue.

Rock Garden A shade loving plant that works well in any garden is the hosta. There are so many types to chose from and their beautiful green foliage is hardy and durable in various climates.

landscaping pictures

Landscaping Pictures

There is nothing like terrific landscaping pictures to inspire you and get you excited to start that long-awaited project of making your yard turn into a welcoming outdoors escape.

Spring is the season when we all start looking for ways to bring our outdoors landscape back to life after being dormant during a long and cold winter as well as give it a new and upbeat personality.

There are many wonderful ways to revive your lawn and make it stand out from the rest during any season of the year. We are thrilled to share with you some of the best pictures to get you well on your way to adding serious style to your outdoors landscaping.

Landscaping PicturesBeautiful backyard landscaping is made exemplary with rock gardens, greenery and dark mulching. What a peaceful way to relax in your back yard! Shapes and patterns in landscaping add appeal to your lawn.

Landscaping PicturesLandscaping with ornamental grass and shrubs adds a lovely geometrical scheme to this front lawn. This is a very attractive and appealing front yard.

Landscaping PicturesMake your front porch playful by landscaping around it with punches of mixed colors. This friendly landscaping idea invites you to come stay a while.

Landscaping PicturesVarious styles of plants greet this walkway that winds around this lovely landscaping design. Add versatile style and personality to your yard.

Landscaping PicturesDo you have a pond or maybe a creek running through your property? An enchanting way to dress it up would be to add an arched bridge such as pictured above.

Landscaping PicturesThis is one of the amazing landscaping pictures that takes me back in time. The peaceful serenity of this scene is amazing. This is a great way to make good use of small hills in your landscape. The stone slats used as steps are a perfect choice for making this pathway look like a vintage garden.

Landscaping PicturesWhy not create a cozy sitting area in your landscaping design? This homeowner built a garden lovers retreat. What a great way to escape the world for a while and have a refreshing glass of lemonade!

Landscaping PicturesGoldfish ponds are another great way to add some nature and charm to your landscape. It is just so calming to take a break to feed the fish and watch them swim around in this nifty environment you created just for them.

Interesting and Creative Landscaping Pictures

Landscaping PicturesBroken tile mixed with recycled tumbled glass makes a unique mulch formation in this charming garden vignette.

Landscaping PicturesBroken mosaic turned mulch makes a very intriguing landscaping design.

Landscaping PicturesMulch your potted plants with sea shells. This is a lovely way to add a touch of summer love to your potted plants and if you have enough seashells, you can use them as mulch for focal point spots in your garden.

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