Foundlings in the garden for a more beautiful landscape
Foundations for the landscape are sometimes overlooked by homeowners, but these very large stones can be used in multiple directions. Maybe people believe that when something is big and heavy, it's expensive. However, landscape architects know that boulders are often an extremely cheap solution to landscape problems.
Herewith we show you some traditional and not so common applications of the boulders
Is the boulder a big rock? Actually, depending on. The difference is in size. Normally, the block should be at least 25 cm. It could be smooth or sturdy, round or flat, the size is crucial. Each geographic area has its own tribal blocks such as limestone, rock, basalt or granite.
The boulders are sold and have tons price. The cost is about $ 100 to $ 200 per ton, depending on the type of stones and their density.
Usually you get the boulders delivered at home. Research in advance how much this service costs and whether a minimum quantity is to be ordered. Then you need either help or machines to move the block to the right place. Such machines are for rent.
How are rocks used?
At the edge of water facilities. The boulders on the edge of the water and pond systems are very organic and natural. You can also make waterfalls or rock walls along the water pool.
For support of walls
If the ground is steep, boulders can form terraces. The boulders can be bricked with mortar or simply stacked. In many cases, the weight of the block itself is enough to keep it there. When constructing such a supporting edge, you should also allow holes to drain, or install a small PVC sewage pipe between the stones.
Ablation to control
. If your landscape is steep, but you do not want to build terraces or walls, then you can embed solid blocks in the ground so that the ground stays firm. Natural planting as grass and flowering perennial plants along boulder-controlling boulders create an organic look.
As a seat in the garden
Flat blocks can be placed on the edge of the porch, fire craters and in the garden where the sun does not shine directly.
For landscape accents
Boulders can also serve as decorative elements.
Make a porch next to a giant block, make groups of boulders, make playgrounds for the kids. Use the stones artistically - stack them in towers, make garden sculptures or engrave the house number on a block next to the door.
As a garden border
At the edge of the garden there is usually something that retains the ground and the ground cover. Smaller boulders can take over this function quite naturally.
Fire Crater form
The boulders are very organic next to these collection points. Fire craters are very easy to build, consult with friends and stone dealers. Do not forget the safety aspects.
Interesting, striking garden design with boulders