Different Size Utah Landscaping Rocks Make Beautiful Rock Gardens
Installing a rock garden using Utah landscaping rocks can be fun, especially when it’s time to plant. The rocks provide many different niches into which carefully selected plants can grow. You will be able to create a unique landscape using different rock garden plants, and different size and color of landscape rocks from Utah.
If your property slopes you can build a rock garden there, because the slope will emulate mountainous regions. You will discover that many rock garden plants originate in mountainous regions. Using the natural slope you have will work, and you can always create a sloping area to place your rock garden.
You can also construct your rock garden on a section of level ground in an area that receives ample sunlight, just make sure there is good drainage. Provide drainage because most rock garden plants require a well drained soil. That is the reason a sloping terrain works well, because the water will not stand around the roots of the plants.
While you are in the planning stages of your rock garden you can observe natural rocky terrains, mountain slopes, and also manmade rock gardens that you find particularly attractive. Take the features you like from each of these to add to your rock garden design.
First add plenty of coarse stones which will provide the well drained base on which you will place a sandy soil mix, and then you will add your featured rocks. You will want several large rocks for an effective rock garden, some weighing 200 pounds or more.
Place your landscape boulders from Utah into the ground so at least one-third, even up to one half of the landscaping boulders from Utah are buried. Place rocks in a natural way, following the grain of the rock. You will want to place the largest landscape rock from Utah towards the bottom of the slope to control soil erosion. Allow soil pockets to form between the rocks of various sizes so you can plant your rock garden plants.
Position all of the rocks on their broadest side, and arrange the smaller landscaping rocks from Utah to give the impression that they have tumbled down the slope providing a natural effect. Use smaller, similar rocks as a mulch for your new rock garden, which will help with weed control. Place lichen-covered rock to expose as much of the lichen as possible.
Plants that are low growing which have a clumping habit are beautiful in rock gardens. Perennial plants are the most commonly used in rock gardens, although some annuals can be used, because the perennial plants will grow year after year and begin to drape over the rocks. You will want to plant a variety of species, repeating some of the same species several times, which will make the garden look natural.
Landscape Supply of Utah has a wide variety of Utah landscaping rocks, boulders, and rock garden plants to choose from. If you are looking for a particular plant that is not in stock they will gladly order it for you, so you can create that perfect rock garden.
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