The How and Why of Constructing A Rock Garden Around Your New Home

by / Friday, 08 December 2017 / Published in Latest Blog Entries - Stanley Homes Inc.
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Do you enjoy gardening? Have you planted flower beds and vegetable patches and now have a little space around your new construction home in Brevard that you’d like to do something different with?  How about constructing a rock garden?

What Is A Rock Garden?

A rock garden as the name suggests is made up of rocks of different shapes and sizes that are beautifully arranged. The spaces between and around the rocks are used to plant shrubs and trees that don’t grow very tall. The whole combination of rocks and plants can be very aesthetically appealing. Rock gardens add another dimension to a garden space and help to offset the other aspects of the garden like the lawn or flowerbeds.

What You Need

You will need rocks, lots of rocks. But before we get to that, there are a few things you need to keep in mind:

  • Identify the best place to set up your rock garden. Is it going to be in a corner or would you like it in a more prominent place?
  • How big or small to you want your rock garden to be?
  • Do you have a visual idea of what you want your rock garden to look like? The internet is very useful when it comes to ideas or you could hire a professional landscape architect to help you.
  • Find out what rocks and plants you can most easily source in your area and find a way to work with those.

Once you have a clear idea of what you want and where you are going to put it, it’s time to get started.  Contact your local garden store or quarry to source all your material.  There are several places around Brevard to source rocks and garden supplies such as Space Coast Landscape Supply in Melbourne, Landscape Depot in Rockledge, or your neighborhood Walmart Garden Center in Viera.  The number of rocks and plants you will need depends on the area you have chosen and the kind of arrangement you desire. A mixture of large and small rocks in different shades and colors could be a good option. Choose plants that are low growing and whose color goes well or adds a nice contrast to the rocks. You want your plants to stand out against the rocky surroundings and not get completely lost. Make sure to fill the spaces between the rocks with plenty of good soil to help the plants grow well.

Get creative with your rock arrangements, go all out and try something new. Be it a Zen garden or a rocky outcrop, you can let your creativity run wild when constructing a rock garden.

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