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Marvelous ideas of rock edging for landscaping

Marvelous ideas of rock edging for landscaping

Rocks and wood is a natural material, but most often they are used in their natural, unprocessed form. They are beautiful in themselves and symbolize the power of nature and the passage of time, that’s why philosophers-the Japanese do like to have stone gardens.

Stones are used not only for creating rockeries, Alpine slides, but also to create flower beds, walkways, and also for framing of the various elements in the garden.



In all other cases the borders are not just appropriate, but even necessary. They are logically complete the composition, separating the plots from each other, accentuate the shape of the flower, contrasting with the lawn or walkway.

In addition, rock edging for landscaping protects flower beds from the penetration of weeds and other aggressive perennials, and can also perform the function of retaining walls (find out effective ways of killing unnecessary grass).

Be careful: Landscaping edging rocks is much easier than creating a rockery.

Creating edging and choosing the rocks you should only take into account that the rocks are in the same style in your garden and of the same size, color, breed.

Choosing the rocks

Rock edging for flowerbedAnd most importantly, that the device compositions requires only the imagination and the availability of natural resources. In the highlands no problem to find a stone Deposit, and the plains, unfortunately, does not spoil the available material.

In this case, you can buy a stone, as many firms are engaged in its implementation. They offer a choice of: quarry stone; boulders; crushed stone; gravel; decorative work; granite, marble aggregate; masonry stone, artificial stones of all colors and size. You can also use Sandstone, limestone, slate, basalt (Learn how to clean rocks properly?).

Learn more information about rock types for landscaping: for pool, small, large and flat rocks, pebble rocks, slate stones, glass landscaping rocks, lava rock and it’s pros and cons. Also fake and river rock.

How to create?

Attention: the Natural landscape rock edging in the garden usually means avoiding the use of artificial materials to the curb, such as plastic, metal or paving. For creating edging you will need rocks of the same size.

First we need to remove the turf and plant roots at a depth of not less than 2 inches.

Note: depth can be greater. It depends on the size of the stones.

The bottom should be flat to fix the stones. Cut landscape fabric and lay it on the bottom. It may the stones not to settle because of the rains.

Pour the sand on the bottom. Half inch will be enough. Smooth out the sand for the layer to be smooth.

For the edging to be smooth you need to drive stakes into the ground around the perimeter of the trough and tie a string line to each stake. Start to place the rocks, pushing them into the sand to level the stones were at the level of the fixed ropes.

Fill the space between the stones with sand or earth. You can also seal the stones with cement, it will help the frame to be more durable. Do this around the perimeter.

Creative ideas

There are many interesting design ideas for landscape edging with rocks but in the following sections we will be speaking about the most popular ones.

Border mosaic

To create a mosaic border will need shards of residues from ceramic tiles, remnants of stones. As a material for mosaic amiss, and colored stones.
Simple mosaic edging for flowerbed
Border flowerbeds neatly coated with cement and letting it dry out, put the pieces in a fantasy manner. Now you can be sure 100% that your border unique.

The framing of natural stone

Decorative border from a natural stone, created by your hands – the perfect picturesque backdrop for flower beds, flower beds and fruit trees or even waterfalls. To create a natural rock landscape edging for flower beds suitable limestone, coquina, Sandstone, marble, granite.

When working with stone can be used as a method of “dry masonry” and the grout. If your goal is strength, durability, and you don’t particularly want to constantly fight weeds in the gaps between the stones, then it is better to use cement.
Simple idea of edging with natural stone
First of all, define the shape of the future fence. To do this, first around the flower beds, remove sod to make a border of suitable width.

Then pour cement mortar and laid the stones as closely as possible to each other. Emptiness certainly fill with cement mortar or filled with small stones.

Painstaking work, but the result will justify all your expectations. Due to using rocks as landscape edging floral arrangements find clear boundaries and look more beautiful and neat.

Recommendation: if you want your flower bed stand out against the green grass, use for framing bright stones.
Tip: Arranging the original flower beds, we should not forget the unity of style: for example, stone edging flower beds combines well with the stone facade.

Garden paths

Create an original frame of your garden paths. Combine stones of different sizes: large for framing, such as cobbles and small for paths such as gravel. You can choose the direction of your track – this can be through the entire garden or to specific elements of your landscape
Path in Japanese style for edging plants
Another option would be to create a stone fence. It is an alternative to a wooden fence. It’s harder than to make a simple frame beds.

So here you may need the help of the designer, as it is necessary to correctly design, select stones, to properly set them. Keep in mind that there are many other creative plastic rock landscape edging ideas.

Video tutorial

This short video will explain you how to create an easy and affordable rock landscape edging:


The finishing touch to your garden will be a beautiful border framing essentially performs the same function as the frame for the picture. Most importantly, to create original borders with your own hands is not so difficult and not so expensive as it seems.

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