The most fun and creative form of gardening is making a rock garden. Try not to think too much on your first attempt and follow Brisbane Rock Sales pro tips to design a beautiful rock garden.
Vary the size of your landscaping rocks
Leave holes big enough between for your plants if you want your rocks to be in all different sizes, some tiny some bigger. Brisbane Rock Sales is the best place to acquire landscaping stones.
Choose the right location
Use a hill to place your rocks or create one yourself with your rocks and soil. To give your berm some height, you might want to include some larger stones.
Map it out
Sketch with a pencil to draw out how you would like to place your rocks on a piece of paper before you start moving them to and fro. When time comes for placing the rocks, try to mimic nature by random groupings for a more natural look.
Pick the right plants for your rock garden
Often alpine in origin and drought-tolerant are the best plants for rock gardens. If you live somewhere that gets a good amount of rainfall each year, you will need a good drainage for your rock garden. Tiny plants like smaller bulbs, small daffodils, wild tulip species, blue eyed grass or brodiaea are perfect choices to create a beautiful rock garden.
Creeping plants such as small mints, sedums, mosses, ice plants, and short grasses like blue fescue can soften the hard edges of the rocks and help blend your plantings over time. Succulents are also classic rock garden plants which are hardy in most climates and can easily be tucked in here and there.
Use soil correctly
The soil is always the most important part of creating a healthy garden. Combine small rocks, a layer of sand and a layer of a lean topsoil before planting. Mix some peat and small lava rock in the top layer of soil. Rock garden plants like it lean so you do not want to use a rich nutrient rich soil with lots of compost. Plants will not look good in a soil that is too rich.
Make it sentimental
You can attach emotions to your rock garden by carving stones to commemorate lost pets, friends and family. Each little stone can have the name of a loved one as a friendly reminder.
Contact Brisbane Rock Sales at 0400 992 560 to buy the best variety of rocks in Brisbane and create the perfect beautiful rock garden.