Landscaping Ideas for the Use of a Landscape Stone

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There are many different ways you can make use of a landscape stone, they come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and colors and are also available in different price categories. So for every home owner there is a landscape stone that will fit his needs.

A car size landscape stone

Car size sounds a little bit to big but when you have a large yard and you want to prevent unauthorized access by vehicles, one very large landscape stone can do the trick. You can also use a group of landscaping stones for the same job. You should be aware that it is posible that neighbours can have rights of way and if you place these kind of large stones in tghat spot it is possible that you have a problem so always ask around before you place such a landscape stone.

Uncluttered landscaping

Using one landscape stone as a feature point in your yard gives a uncluttered look and a neat appearance. but you can also make a choice for the use of many landscape stones as stepping stones or as a separation between plants. Stepping stones are a wonderful way to have a natural appearance and it makes it easy to weed and do other maintenance jobs without getting your feet dirty. Landscape stones as a separation of different kind of plants also give a natural uncluttered feel to the yard.

Outline planting areas with landscape stones

To make isolated flower beds from the rest of the yard you can also use landscape stones. You can create beds by using old stones from a wall or new stones that you can buy in any garden store. when you use two layers you can divide an area of the yard and keep it isolated from the grass or the drive way. you need to find landscape stones that will fit your needs be because there is a landscape stone for every purpose in many different shapes and sizes there will be no problem.

Use a complementing or contrasting landscape stone

It depends on your taste, the shape and color of your outdoor living space, the size of your yard and the type of yard you want to have what kind of landscape stone you need to buy. Some people prefer it if their landscape stone stand out as a big feature point with a contrasting color. Other people like it if the landscape stone they have chosen seems to disappear and naturally fits in when it is put in to place. They often choose a color that blends in the yard and complements the house.

In this natural way of landscaping fits also a walkway of landscape stones, you can fit them together like a big puzzle and create a beautiful natural walkway around and through your flower beds. It depends on the kind of landscape stones you choose if the surface will be rough or smooth, rough stones are much less slippery and this can be a better choice in areas where it rains a lot or if the path is near a pond.

As you can see there are many landscaping ideas for the use of a landscape stone or stones.

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