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.

Boulder Use in Landscaping Design

Creating a dramatic landscaping design that makes an unforgettable impression can be as simple as adding a few well-placed boulders as you plan your new lawn or garden area. Boulders are great ways to draw attention to a particular area of your property when they’re used as accent pieces, and can be an integral part of retaining walls, creek bed linings and other landscaping fixtures. 

A professional landscape designer can help to ensure that your boulder placement is aesthetically pleasing and natural looking, regardless of how you’d like to incorporate them into your lawn or garden. Experienced landscaping designers can also show you how to use boulders to conceal unsightly drain pipes and security cameras or lighting fixtures. Natural stone boulders can also enhance the look of a swimming pool or spa, accentuate specific elements of your design or accent patios and decks. With natural stone boulders that are properly selected and placed, you can even create a faux waterfall that adds an unprecedented level of drama and appeal to your property. 

Because natural stone is such a long-lasting material, the addition of landscaping boulders to your lawn is an investment that will not have to be repeated year after year. Your natural stone landscaping boulders will withstand the elements with strength and grace, enhancing your lawn beautifully without requiring lots of tedious looking after or maintenance. 

When it comes to using boulders in landscape design, you’re limited only by your imagination and the size of your property! Speak with a professional landscaping designer about the best ways to incorporate natural stone boulders in your new design today!