Adding a rock garden to your yard is a creative way to add depth and ambiance to your flat or casual garden.
Rocks can be used to define slopes, replace lawns, and become a solution in areas where little grass grows. Various areas of the courtyard, such as walkways and beds, can be outlined or separated by an aesthetic arrangement of rocks, stones or pebbles. A rock garden can range from a complex large-scale project of many perspectives and layers to as simple as a small corner decorated with pebbles and river stones.
Create an environment that is right for the plants you choose. Alpine plants and other drought-tolerant plants will need sandy soil with drainage. However, other plants, such as ferns, will need richer soil and more moisture.
Plants of the rock garden
Choose plants that are sure to suit your home climate. Traditional rock gardens include varieties of alpine origin, as conditions simulate their native habitat. The plants in the rock garden are usually smaller to complement the rocks. Use perennials, ornamental grasses and shrubs.
Rock garden maintenance
The rock gardens require little maintenance and shine in the garden all year round. In order for your finished project to have real cohesion, it is worth well thought out and planned. Rocks absorb heat, especially in a sunny location, so plants can dry out quickly. Make sure your plants get the right water, especially during hot storms.