Landscaping is a lot of fun and can be much rewarding in the end. That is, if the whole landscape design is perfectly harmonious to the architectural design of your home. But what if it is not? Or what if you are growing weary of that same sight for many years that seemed to have similar looks as all the others in your neighbor hood? Then, you might want to consider redesigning it.
You don’t need to get an overhaul or major repair. All you need to do is to take or move off some landscape pieces, say old trees and flowers. You can also opt out the tiles and prefer something that will yield a better, natural-looking landscape. Boulders are a good choice for this matter. Yes, you should try landscaping with boulders. It will bring out a whole new look to your yard and you will love the excitement that boulders can bring out of the entire landscape design.
If you are going to use boulders in your landscaping, be prepared with stronger men beside you though. Boulders are heavier than they look; thus, can be difficult to transport from one place to another. Having said that, it is therefore a must to carefully plan for the spots where they are going to be positioned. You might want to consider placing them in permanent positions.
The fixtures and elements that come with boulder landscaping will be better off if you place them in permanent positions too. If these are done in the right places, you will find that boulders can be great as a magnificent outlet for your creative instincts.
What boulder type should you use?
Boulders come in different sizes and shapes; therefore, you have to determine what type you should incorporate with your landscaping idea. If your place is not that big, using gigantic boulders will ruin the plan. In the same manner, using smaller boulders if your yard is spacious will result to the place swallowing them; thus, a ridiculous sight. The color is one aspect that must be carefully chosen as wrong color picks can end the landscape design not too pleasant at all.
Be wise to select the right ones then as you are going to use them for permanency. If you have got a certain mood, you can choose a monotonous color to treat that landscape mood right all year round. But if you are not certain what mood you prefer, you can always select several colors of them. When putting the boulders, you can group each color family, or you can re-invent by mixing and matching together for a different look.
By the way, boulders do come in a variety of shades, including vibrant yellow, red, calming white or fresh ivory, soft grays with streaks of green moss, and black. With these color choices alone, you have different options for your landscaping plan. And that is the good thing about boulders because they come in exciting colors that surely give you nice options to match your preference and taste.
Color has an exciting influence that plays up with the entire landscape design, so you can actually use your boulders as medium to sort out the different areas of the garden and transform them into a calming or energizing spot. Whatever it is that you prefer, landscaping with boulders will render an air of solidity which, of course, gives you that nice, rewarding feeling knowing you got it permanently fixed with your garden.