When it comes to innovative and inexpensive landscape decoration ideas look no further than a pile of rocks and stones from the local gardening store or have sand and rocks delivered to you. Decorative rocks and stones can be ideal because they require no upkeep in your landscaped yard. Whether you live in a hot or cool climate, you never have to worry about what effect Mother Nature will have on your rock landscaping.
If you are looking to upgrade your backyard, here are several simple and inexpensive rock landscaping ideas from Angi (formerly Angie’s List):
Add a Rock Waterfall to Your Garden
Placing a rock waterfall in your garden is one of the easiest ways to start landscaping with rock. Combining a rock waterfall with a small pond adds a calm ambiance to your outdoor space, making the backyard a favorite place to relax after a long day.
Create a Unique Walkway
Do you want to impress visitors to your home? Consider replacing your cement walkway with small stones and rocks. Stone walkways have become popular in the last few years, especially those that incorporate a landscape design that looks like you have stepping stones leading to your front door.
Add Visual Depth to Your Garden With a Rock Wall
Adding a rock wall to your garden is the ideal way to give it more layers and visual depth. A rock wall also provides structural strength around the garden to keep pests out. Maybe you enjoy rustic scenes and would love to have one at your own home. You can when you allow moss or trailing plants to grow along the rocks facing away from your garden.
Replace Your Mulch Bed With a Rock Bed
Mulch can look pretty, but it also requires a fair amount of maintenance. When you want to go for a different look that requires no upkeep at all, Angi recommends removing the mulch from your garden or landscape features and placing rock there instead.
Create a Stone Fireplace for Outdoor Dining
Cooking and eating outside can be a great way to connect with family and friends. However, you need a fireplace before you can cook anything. Rocks make for a unique and sturdy fireplace where you can gather around the flames and prepare simple items like hot dogs or corn on the cob. When the weather starts getting cooler in the later fall, the rock fireplace can double as a natural heat source.