Make a rockery in your garden with this easy to follow Letsfixit guide. Simply plot a layout of your rock garden on paper. Include as much detail as possible so that you will be able to identify and resolve problems before you have to move heavy rocks around to solve problems.
Plot a layout of your rock garden on paper. Include as much detail as possible so that you will be able to identify and resolve problems before you have to move heavy rocks around to solve problems.
Choose a location based on the type of plants you want to include in your rockery. Locate your rockery in a sunny location for plants that require several hours daily of full sun as well as to mimic a rock formation on the top of a mountain. Select a shaded location to mimic the natural setting of rocks and plants in a wooded area.
Introduce some visually unifying element into your rockery either by selecting rocks that all come from one geographic region or rocks that are all the same size or shape.
Establish the rockery on a sloped part of your landscape to produce the most versatile arrangements.
Lay the rocks out in the pattern of your choice. View the setup from the angles and distances from where you expect to view the finished project. Alter the rocks' positions until you achieve the look you want.
Spread 4 to 5 inches of fertile soil in the rock area.
Bury 1/3 of the majority of rocks in the earth to increase the overall stability for those rocks and to create a natural looking environment. Choose some of the rocks to balance against other rocks or to sit on the surface of the soil.
Place your plants among the rocks. Arrange plants that need faster and more thorough drainage at the top of the slope. Incorporate plants that prefer moister conditions at the base of the slope or at plateaus within your rockery.
Place fragrant plants near the edges of the rockery where you will have the best chance of catching their aroma when you visit your rockery.