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The Most Effective Ways to Use Rocks and Boulders in Your Landscaping

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 7 November , 2018
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One of the easiest – and smartest – ways to improve the look of your home or business landscaping is adding rocks and boulders. In addition to providing you with a low-maintenance, durable, and dynamic element to your yard, rocks and boulders play a vital role in preventing erosion of your landscaping investment and help to keep your garden healthy and moist.

In this issue, the San Diego landscape design experts with Juniper Landscape Company will share tips for how to get the most impact from using rocks and boulders in your yard.

What’s the difference between a rock and a boulder?

Their surface area – whether rugged, smooth, flat or rounded – has nothing to do with it. Rather, the determination all boils down to size. Rocks that classify as boulders are ones that are 10 inches or more across. Just as a side note, a boulder that is 2-by-2-feet can weigh close to 800 pounds.

How can I use rocks and boulders in my landscape?

Among their strongest features is their flexibility. Rocks and boulders are ideal to use as:

  • Borders for water features
  • Retaining walls (boulders are an especially good selection for retaining walls on inclines)
  • Accents in and around plant beds
  • Garden seating (flat-top boulders are ideal natural seats, and can be used to create gathering areas around fire pits, patios, water features, courtyards, etc.)
  • Fire Pits

For help in identifying and placing the ideal rocks and boulders for your San Diego yard, call the Juniper Landscape Company.

Because of their mass and differing features, it’s best to rely upon the expertise of a skilled and local San Diego landscape design company to guide and help you in the selection of your rocks and boulders.

The landscaping experts with Juniper Landscape Company would love to work with you to find the right space, and rocks and boulders for your yard.

Call us at 619-334-9464 or you can reach us via email.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.

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