Published by Roxane Wesley, Oct 24, 2016
Beautifying and decorating your front and backyard will make your home looks stunning and harmonious, and possibly leverage your property value. Imagine spending summer relaxing on your porch, staring at a lush tropical garden with colorful flowers, a small pond, and beautiful rock garden formations, how good is that sound?
Wait, did you read the “rock garden” part above? Yes, you did! Rock gardens are actually very easy to make in any type of landscape, and it doesn’t need much work. Feel free to design your rock garden in any size and shape, and make it simple or elaborate, according to your desire! Create a beautiful rock garden by adding some flowers, shrubs, and perennials. If you want to make it even more stunning, consider adding a small pond and waterfall, and of course, rocks.
But before you’re asking how to make a great rock garden, you may want to learn a bit about the garden. If you’ve visited the Swiss Alps, you may have seen these type of beautiful gardens, made by nature. That’s why rock garden also known as Alpine garden. At the beginning of the 2oth Century, the British were so impressed by the beauty of the rock garden, as well as the flowers and foliages, and started to grow them in their homelands.
Back to the rock garden design issue and how to build it, when you’re designing a rock garden in your front or backyard, it’s highly advisable to choose rocks that are native to your home area. That way, you’ll create a naturally beautiful rock garden instead of an artificial one. Try to find rocks which shape as natural as possible, and avoid those which shapes look like carved on purpose. When you’re done with the rock-choosing process, carry on with the flowers and foliages.
Choose varieties of flowers and trees that grow exceptionally well in your home area. Don’t place plants that belong to warm climates in the place with a colder climate, and vice versa. You may need to do some research regarding this matter. Don’t forget to check if it’s the right time to plant your flowers. If you’re facing difficulties, you may need some help from a consultant or maybe a contractor.