Natural stone as a material for landscaping
Natural stone to decorate the following garden styles and ideas:
- Alpine slide (or rock garden)
- Japanese rock garden
- Dry Creek
- Flower beds and flower beds using decorative gravel
Used natural stones in various color and size: from rock dust to boulders.
The advantage of the decoration of the garden stones is, what this material does require careful care, stones can be moved from place to place, as well as additionally to paint or write a composition in the form of patterns on the lawn.
Suitable stones in any garden style, the main thing to choose the shape and size.
For example, in natural garden, you need to install the stones of various shapes and sizes, in random order, that would seem, what the hand of man here did not participate.
Japanese garden generally is composed entirely of stones and pine needles, but keep in mind, what stones to use unusual shape and color, this is a kind of philosophy, which we discussed in the appropriate article – a Japanese garden of stones.
Now we consider the most popular stone materials for landscaping, while drawing on brief information about them, and a small photo review.
Pebbles is the most common type of natural stone, which is a washed in the rivers and seas, smooth and round pebbles.
In landscaping pebbles used to outline flower beds, decoration of the Alpine slide and other garden ideas.
The most widely used pebbles in the creation of popular design solutions – dry Creek, which 100% consists of this material.
Color pebbles are different shades of grey, green and dark blue.
Limestone is commonly used in landscape design, as a decorative material. This stone is a relatively thin plate, having a wide color gamut (depending on, what is the stone).
With flagstone decided to create garden paths, rest areas, retaining walls and other structures, that suffer mechanical impact.
Coquina is a porous stone sand color. They are widely used in construction and landscape design of the site, because. durable and has beautiful appearance.
Most often, designers use the shell to create retaining walls.
As shell dim areas around the coast and beaches decorative.
Boulders are natural stones maximum size. They are used for arrangement of the same Japanese rock garden and the Alpine slide, as the basic elements.
The disadvantage of the design of the site landscape using boulders is the, they have a huge weight ( from 500 kg and above).
The color of the boulders also depends on the nature of the stone.
Landscape stones are used as the materials average size for rockeries and stone gardens. The difference of landscape stones from all others lies in the fact, these stones are not tested by natural disasters (the abrasive action of wind and wash of water), it therefore faces a more sharp and ragged forms.
Decorative sand is a natural stone of the smallest size. Color palette of decorative sand is very diverse: red, turquoise, white, brown etc.
Used decorative sand as a material. space between the big stones, cracks in the pavement slab, etc.
If the decorative sand is formed by natural processes, a decorative crumb is the result of deliberate mechanical crushing of natural stone.
As for the rest: color and application, they are the same as the decorative sand.
As you can see, natural stone is very good material for landscape design, because. can be very bright to decorate the garden any size and style.
We also recommend you to read the article: create glowing stones their hands!