Boulders and garden rocks are classic staples of any stylish and diverse outdoor space. They can add different levels of texture, colour, and complexity to the overall design of your landscape. If your goal is to enhance the exterior aesthetic appeal of your residential or commercial property, it’s important to be extremely selective before deciding on a final product or design. Choosing the right garden boulders can be tricky because there are many factors that must be taken into consideration, especially the overall design, construction, and objective of your outdoor space.
Things to Consider When Choosing Garden Boulders and Rocks
Here are a few helpful tips for choosing the appropriate garden boulders and rocks for your garden.
Define Your Personal Gardening Style and Goals
The first step to designing and creating a beautiful outdoor space in any capacity is to define your personal gardening style and the goals you wish to achieve. Once you’ve determined what your stylistic objectives are and consulted with a professional landscaper in your area, you can work towards realizing these goals. The shape, colour, and types of garden rocks or boulders you choose should be practical and easily integrated into the vision you have for your outdoor space.
Boulder and Rock Placement Is Important
While it’s always important to start off any gardening endeavour with a well-thought-out plan, you should also know that the final product might not necessarily match the initial design blueprints you conjure up with your landscaper. The reason for this is that there are multiple variables that come into play throughout the construction process, including a lack of availability of specific rocks and boulders, weight, potential shipping costs, or impracticality. You should choose boulders and garden rocks that are easily obtainable in your area and that match the terrain and vegetation in your garden. Proper garden boulder and rock placement is key to creating a visually unique outdoor space without sacrificing functionality and cohesiveness. The best way to integrate boulders and rocks into the design of your garden is by planting or embedding flowers, shrubs, or small trees around them. This is known as “nesting.”
Incorporate Unique Arrangements
Boulders and rocks typically have natural markings, unique patterns, and colours that are carved into them as they develop and change form over time. Rather than concealing these features, use them to further accentuate your outdoor space and make it stand out from those of your neighbours. Stay away from largely monochrome and uniform themes that’ll give your garden a static look and feel. Use unique arrangements around certain plants and trees to establish fascinating and attention-grabbing focal points all over your garden.
The reality is that even though most boulders and garden rocks are relatively inexpensive to purchase, shipping fees from distant locations can add up based on weight and distance travelled. On top of that, some companies might even charge you for the amount of manpower required to deliver heavier pieces. For this reason, it’s better to buy locally as much as possible and if the specific stone you’re looking for isn’t available, try looking for one with similar features that’s easier to acquire.
The landscaping specialists at FOREVER GREEN Lawn & Landscape Inc. have over 20 years of experience when it comes to enhancing outdoor spaces in Toronto and the GTA. We have the experience and the insight to help you design, construct, maintain, and manage your beautiful outdoor space regardless of any budgetary restrictions. Ultimately, our main objective is to help you achieve the beautiful outdoor space of your dreams through hard work, dedication, and a lot of creativity. Contact us today to learn how we can help you create the ideal garden space for your residential or commercial property!