When it comes to having a beautiful garden that enhances the curb appeal of our home, we all want one. However, paying a professional to landscape our home is typically something that we just can’t all afford to do. Luckily, if you learn these three simple steps, you’ll be well on your way to improving the look of your home garden with stone.
One of the most iconic uses of stone in a home garden is the stone steps. These create the stone walkway that you and visitors can use to walk through your garden and enjoy the flowers. There are many different ways to personalize these stone steps. Depending on the slope of your yard, the water that it gets, and so forth, you’ll need to consider the best option. If you have a sloped yard, then stairway steps may be your ideal option. If you have a flat yard that gets water pools, consider large stone steps surrounded by smaller pebbles.
Stone Retention Wall
When you use decorative stone quarry to craft a retention wall near your garden, it can help to drastically improve the overall look that viewers enjoy. Other than being a functional piece of garden stone to keep the ground from eroding, a stone retention wall can do wonders for helping to change the focus of your garden. It gives a backdrop to allow bright flowers to show through. You can use vines or plant flowers on top of the retaining walls or even put a wood bench in. The possibilities are really endless.
There’s no denying the fact that having a clearly defined edge on your garden allows for a more appealing look. Don’t believe us? Simply look at two different landscapes, one with edging and one without. You’ll notice that the edging just has a more defined landscape. By using stone bricks or larger stone pieces, you can essentially edge out around your garden beds in order to create that clearly defined look. Opt for a color that coincides with the existing colors of your home’s exterior. You don’t want to pick a color that won’t stand out from your home.
Using stones for your gardening is a must. They are so versatile and come in so many different colors that you’ll always be sure to find ones to fit the intent that you have for them. Stone steps, retaining walls, and edging are just three of the most common uses for stones in a home garden. We’re sure you can come up with many more uses.