Landscape Rocks And Stones – Making landscapes with natural materials such as plants and stones gives energy, texture, and contrast to a patio. In addition to the aesthetic questions, consider the function for which each element can serve, whether you’re putting together the landscape of a low-drainage area or a meeting place that has no privacy. Choose plants that combine with the growing conditions of your patio, including sunlight, drainage and the type of soil.
Create a plant base near the landscape rocks and stones, in front of the house or in another place where you want them to grow. Cover the plants with a layer of 2 inches (5 cm) of decorative small rocks such as river rocks or gravel. Aligns the seating position of the plants with an edge of medium-sized stones. Dig a 4-inch (10 cm) deep trench as wide as the stones and line the bottom with gravel to prevent the stones from sinking.
Place them one against the other and fill the trench with more gravel so that the stones are partially buried. Mark low drainage places with a garden stake. Use a rope to support a course for a dry stream that runs from the problem area to a safe exit such as a ditch. Set medium landscape rocks and stones in randomly chosen places next to the bottom of the trench to add visual interest.