Protect Your Lawn with Decorative Boulders

Do you have a driveway that borders your lawn? Many homes have this configuration and it can be detrimental to the health of the lawn. Vehicles that back onto the lawn or veer off the driveway can dig in tire tracks and make it hard to maintain healthy grass. While a fencing is one option, if it is hit, it will need repair. Another solution? Use decorative boulders to border your driveway to protect your lawn and add an interesting touch to your landscaping.

Using Boulders for Your Driveway Border

If keeping tires off your lawn has been a challenge, boulders can be an excellent deterrent. They are a natural, beautiful addition to your landscaping, but can stand up to abuse. Boulders do not need to be repainted or repaired if someone hits them; the same may not be true for the offending vehicle. It can ensure that those visiting your home stay off your lawn and remain on the driveway, protecting your lawn.

To add a boulder border to your driveway, visit your local landscape supply store that offers natural stone. You want boulders that are at least 18-inches high, large enough that they cannot easily be drove over without hitting a bumper. You will want to place them no farther than five-feet apart so that vehicles cannot drive between them. Measure the length of your driveway and divide by five for the number of boulders needed for each side. Many suppliers offer delivery, making it easy to get these large rocks to your home.

Not only do boulders look lovely and protect your lawn, they require little maintenance and will last a lifetime. Visit your local landscape supplier and explore the options for making your driveway boulder border.

Posted on behalf of:
Culbreth Stone
1968 US-41
Pelham, TN 37366
(423) 930-8249

Boulders as Decoration

Boulders can add a unique beauty to your garden or structure. Before you bring your truck to a quarry there are a few things to keep in mind. 

  • Match Don’t Mix: Try to select boulders that match the landscape of your home or work site. If you select styles that are too different, nothing will look right. Boulders that are similar in size, color and texture will give your area an attractive professional look. It is always best to copy your building masonry when choosing boulders for your landscape.
  • Stay in Your Area: Boulders are heavy, but the real cost comes from hauling them from the source to your home or business site. Therefore, it is best to buy local, which will help keep those delivery costs down.
  • Size Does Matter: If there isn’t enough space for those fancy large boulders, smaller ones may be used. This may take a bit of creativity, but when strategically placed, smaller boulders will be just as eye catching as their larger counterparts and will take up less room.
  • Location: Make sure to hire an experienced contractor who knows how to place your boulders. Often, some arranging and rearranging is necessary before all the boulders land in the right spot. Boulders should be handled with safety in mind. Professionals know how to handle these big rocks, which can prevent mishaps, like a boulder landing on your foot or the roof of your car.
  • Building a Nest: Boulders do not sit on the surface; they are planted in the ground. They can be used with plants and other foliage to give your home or business site a unique look. This is a great technique to use when landscaping around waterfalls and patios. 

Custom designing your home or business site with boulders, offers a wide range of possibilities. Visit your local landscape supplier to learn more about decorating your landscape with boulders.

Posted on behalf of:
Alliance Stone
5420 Campground Rd
Cumming, GA 30040
(404) 759-0617

Accent Your Yard With Big, Beautiful Boulders

If you are designing your landscaping with a natural theme, boulders can be the perfect accent pieces for an authentic, natural appeal. Nothing can compare to natural stone in terms of lending a touch of nature to your yard which will last a lifetime. While they may be heavy to move, once they are in place they will outlast almost everything in your yard. With a little creativity, you can incorporate these durable stones into your landscaping design as beautiful and natural fixtures. 

Ideas For Landscaping With Boulders

Boulders add a certain rustic flare to your yard, beautiful in a way that only Mother Nature can provide. There are many ways to add these behemoth rocks into your landscaping to make them appear as if you built your yard around them instead of adding them on after the fact. Some great ways to use boulders include: 

  • Borders. Boulders come in all sizes, from bowling ball size to a few feet wide. Use smaller boulders to build a natural stone border for gardens, offering a natural break between your lawn and planted areas.
     
  • Accents. Large boulders are perfect to accent areas to which you wish to draw attention, or to define the end of one space and the beginning of another. Larger boulders can be used as plant holders or even natural chairs within your garden.
     
  • Water features. One of the best uses of boulders is in and around water features. Create a beautiful border for your pond or steps for water to cascade over.  You can even create a mini creek bed with boulders that winds through your back yard. 

Talk to your local landscape supplier about ways to use boulders to give your back or front yard a rustic and natural appeal. Many suppliers can even deliver these large rocks right to your home to make it easier to use these great landscape enhancers.

 Posted on behalf of Alliance Stone, Inc.