Whether you just moved into your new home or you want to revise your current landscaping, our asphalt paving company has some great suggestions for stone usage. Because stones come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, they’re a great creative element for landscaping your front or back yard. Here are some ideas for your home:
Stones are great for creating pathways around your home, through your garden, to your front door, and more. Nearly any size stone can be used, giving you a variety of looks. Try laying square, flat paver stones side by side for a modern appearance or multicolored river stones for something more natural. You can even go small and use pebbles, fit together stones of different shapes and sizes, or layer paver stones over smaller stones.
If you want to add some dimension to your landscape, a stone “wall” is a great way to do it. While you can essentially use any style of large stone to build your wall, flat stones work best because they’re easy to stack and fit together. A wall is a great way to accentuate an elevated plant bed, whether your land is naturally elevated or you use the wall to create your own elevation.
As we mentioned, plant beds are a great area to accentuate and you can easily do so with rocks. Instead of plain dirt or mulch around your plants, why not spruce it up and use stones? Smaller rocks work best for this style of landscaping and they can be all one color or multicolored, depending on the look you want to achieve. Use your stones around bushes, flowers, trees, and more.
When you think of stones and landscaping, you may think of fire pits. That’s because stones are a great material for a fire pit – they can not only be functional, but they can also add an artistic element to your outdoor space. Building your own stone fire pit is relatively easy and can be done with virtually any large stone; depending on what you choose, you can make your fire pit as rustic or as modern as you’d like.
Stones are great for creating steps and can be used in more than one way. For example, you can space large, flat paver stones several inches away from each other to make “stepping stones” or you can stack even larger stones to create actual elevated steps. Try creating stepping stones through your garden or actual steps leading up to a patio, gazebo or another relaxing area.