Have Some Landscaping Rocks? 2 Ways To Use Them


If you have some landscaping rocks, there are many ways you can put them to use. Keep reading to learn about two ways so you can make your landscaping look better.

Use Them as Mulch

One way to use landscaping rocks is to use them as mulch for a flower garden. Even though mulch is much less expensive when compared to rocks, this will still save you money. This is because rocks are much more durable and will last as long as your garden does. Mulch has to be replaced each year. 

Mulch is beneficial because it blocks the sun from weeds, so you won't have to worry about weeds growing in your flower bed. When placing the rocks, pull them a few inches away from each plant so rain can get to them. 

Consider using light-colored rocks, as this will be a great contrast to the green and other colors you use in your flower garden. Light-colored rocks can also brighten shady areas of your yard if your flower garden is in that area. 

Use Them as an Edging

Landscaping rocks can also be used as an edging around flower gardens. Edging is beneficial because it prevents grass and weeds from growing into your flower garden. The rocks also will make your flower garden look even more beautiful than it already does. 

Dig a trench around your flower garden and then place landscaping fabric in the trench and lay the rocks on the fabric. The landscaping fabric will prevent the rocks from sinking into the soil. They will then stay in place for a very long time. It is also easy to replace rocks if you want to use landscaping rocks that are different colors Choose a variety of rocks to make it look interesting in different colors. 

If the rocks are large enough, you can also use them as edging for a driveway. Driveway edging makes your driveway stand out. You also don't have to worry about weeds growing close to your driveway when you install edging. Dig a trench along your driveway, place landscape fabric in the trench, and then place the rocks on the fabric in the trench. 

Talk with a landscape contractor and they can tell you of many more ways you can use your landscape rocks. Ask the landscaping contractor to come to your home to help you if needed. Contact a company like Portland Sand & Gravel Co Inc to learn more.


27 September 2021

Beautiful Landscaping Can Transform the Look of Any Home

When my husband and I bought our house years ago, we thought it would be our "starter" home and we would move in a few years. We soon had two children, and we then decided against moving since we live in a great school district and we love our neighbors. However, I was growing very tired of the appearance of our home. We painted it a different color, and it still seemed like the "same old house" that we were tired of. We finally deciding that maybe good landscaping would "do the trick" and make our home more enjoyable to use again. We were right, and I now love our home! I now love spending time in our yard and just enjoying the scenery. I have such a passion for landscaping now I decided to create a blog about it. I plan to share many landscaping tips, so come back!