There are many good reasons to infuse landscaping stones in an existing or new landscaping design project. One of the main reasons is to add a sense of natural, timeless beauty – stones are about as natural as you can get and are a good choice for adding that important three dimensional layering and depth that makes your project pop. And adding stones of varying sizes gives a sense of randomness, which is important for visual interest as well.
Stones come in various shapes, textures, colors and sizes – so you have a lot of options from which to choose. The artistic arrangement options you have at your disposal is almost endless – if you have an artistic bent, you can really get creative with your selection groupings. Some of us are not quite as artistic as others and may require a little assistance planning it all out (of course, Whelchel Landscaping is more than willing to help you with this!).
One of the obvious reasons it’s a little difficult to introduce larger stones is due to the shear bulk and weight factor – yes, stones can be very heavy, depending on the size. Don’t try to muscle boulders, you are going to need some equipment to help you – it’s not worth the risk to your back. If you don’t have the equipment on-hand, then you can rent it pretty inexpensively, or you can have and landscaping company help.
Stones don’t require maintenance – which is a real plus. You don’t have to clean them, paint them, etc. – they just lie where you place them and give out an awesome sense of stability and anchoring to your yard space.
If you’ve not considered adding stones to your landscaping project, you may want to consider it to give your yard that timeless sense of beauty for years to come.