Stones are an underrated landscaping material. Mixed, matched and molded, stones can make a bold statement for your outdoor landscaping. Read on and find out how you can use stones to carve a beautiful and bold landscape for your outdoor area.
Gravel for the Pathway
This natural landscaping material gives texture to your outdoor area while also giving a minimalistic vibe. It seamlessly spills over and works with any garden you may have. Gravel doesn’t have to be gray all the time. Available in other shades such as earthy browns and volcanic blacks, gravel gives you a big, crunchy impact.
Boulders for a Bold Staircase
A slight nod to the Stonehenge, boulders can be placed on the perimeter of your deck or yard. Flat slabs can be fashioned into a grungy staircase and smaller ones can be fashioned into a calming fountain and brook. While installation may require more muscle, the resulting landscape will last and give you a rustic atmosphere.
Beach Pebbles for a Tropical Vibe
Going for a tropical vibe in your backyard doesn’t have to involve high maintenance grass as a ground cover. Beach pebbles easily cover a large area without the need for constant maintenance. They also set a stark contrast and great texture to the overall look of your yard.
Give your water feature a more natural look by installing rocks as borders. This hides the artificial traces of the pond while framing the pond nicely, as if it’s an all-natural brook. It’s also better to choose light-colored rocks to provide great contrast against the dark pond. The rocks also highlight the pond when it can easily be overlooked.
Flagstone as Steppingstones
Encourage the sense of exploration with flagstone steppingstones laid in a haphazard manner. This design evokes a sense of minimalism while also directing foot traffic and keeping the rest of your yard or lawn free from oppressive footsteps.