4 Ideas for Landscaping with Boulders and Large Rocks
If you’re looking to add a wow factor to your yard, you might want to try including a few large boulders in your landscaping. One or two well-placed boulders would go a long way to create an impressive focal point in your garden or front yard.
Landscaping with large boulders can seem daunting but at Rockland, our knowledgeable staff is here to help you. We’ll help you choose the size and colour within your budget and place your boulder(s) in your yard.
Here are 4 ideas for landscaping with large boulders:
1) Focal Point Boulders
Oftentimes, front yard landscaping may include garden beds that are floating in the middle of the lawn like an island or garden beds that line the driveway. Adding a large boulder or 2 to your landscaping will anchor the space and give more dimension and interest. Rockland offers the option to customize your boulder with metal numbers for your house number and letters for your street or family name. Choose between silver, gold and black. Plus, you can even have the numbers backlit to make them easier to see at night!
2) Water Feature Boulders
Boulders can be used to create stunning water features. Landscape bubblers made from boulders are popular as a stand-alone water feature or as part of a larger water fountain design. For some extra inspiration, check out these 6 water features you'll love. Rockland offers rock core drilling so that any boulder can be turned into a custom water feature. Mix up shapes, sizes and colours to create a truly unique design!
3) Rugged Stepping Stones
Large rocks and boulders can be used to create a natural, rugged stairway. You can use large flat rocks that are similar in size for the steps and round boulders to frame in each side of the boulder staircase. This feature would be excellent for yards that have a steep grade and require steps between levels. Connect different levels and spaces in your yard with a stunning steps.
4) Garden Edging or Retaining Wall Boulders
Speaking of sloping yards, large rocks and boulders can be used to create a retaining wall. They can also make beautiful garden edging at the front of your home or in the backyard. They require little to no maintenance and provide a natural aesthetic. Large rocks and boulders can also be used for raised garden beds to create a unique herb or vegetable garden.
The options are endless when it comes to landscaping with large boulders! If you’d like to discuss your ideas or get a quote on landscaping supplies, please stop by the yard or contact Rockland.