Rocks add a touch of natural beauty and character to any landscape. River rocks have been a staple in landscaping for decades. People often use these rocks to create everything from dramatic water-mimicking scenes to quaint rock gardens. According to NSSGA, river rocks, on average, cost between 100 to 700 dollars for a ton. The following list highlights ways you can use river rocks for your landscape design.
Provide a Natural Barrier
River rocks are great tools for your landscaping. They can provide a privacy barrier between your home or business and the main street. You can achieve this by using these rocks to create a simple border with the right type and quantity of rocks from a local sand and gravel company. Another option may be a full-fledged wall featuring specific stones with design elements such as ferns and vines.
Rock Edging for Containers
Ever look at a specific container and wish you could give that container a nice, natural edging? Or maybe you have some containers that have too much bare space at the edges. For this task, river rocks are great tools for creating an easily-maintained and easy-to-install edging for any container. Even specific rocks will work great for edging containers. For instance, jagged pieces that look like broken river rock can work well. It will help to inform your sand and gravel company how you plan to use the rocks. The company may offer guidance on choosing suitable stones to achieve unique landscaping.
Feature Rocks as an Ornamental Detail
Stones from your local sand and gravel company can also be ornamental elements in your home or business. A simple stone wall in a small garden can provide a natural feature to give character and interest to that space. Alternatively, you can incorporate river rocks into your landscaping by creating an area mainly consisting of stones with just a few other plants. You can use this area for seating or simply as an attractive detail to your landscape.
River rocks are a popular addition to any garden. These rocks are versatile and inexpensive for landscaping. They can add interest and value to any home or business landscape. You really can do it all with this inexpensive and easy-to-use landscaping element. Contact Arizona Trucking and Materials to learn more about our different types of river rocks.