If you are planning to build your own garden, and want to make it a place for leisure and recreation, and also showcase it to people around, then opt for rockery option. If you are a plant and tree lover, or you love flowers beds, green grasses, and the art and idea of gardening, and growing greenery around you, then this is a beautiful concept to consider and make your home a better place for relaxing.
What is a Rock Garden?
A rock garden or rockery is a small area where you place rocks aesthetically to match the theme of the house, and to make the place look beautiful. The gaps that are between the rocks are used to grow plants, flowers, and lots of other forms of greenery so that the overall look of your nurtured garden can be established. Rocks alone can also form a rock garden, where the emphasis lies mainly on the rock style, color, texture, size, and their thoughtfully planned placement. Sometimes, you do not need to build a rock garden, but actually nurture an already naturally made rock garden to make it look better with some grooming and finishing.
Whether you build a rock garden from scratch, or just renovate it to improve the appearance of an already made garden, rockery always looks great, and adds to the aesthetics of the region or area, while giving you a nice satisfaction of nurturing and culturing beauty from ragged rocks.
Choice of Rocks
If the rocks are already placed in the garden, then you really do not have much to do. You may clean them and area, and give them a nice polish, to cultivate their natural beauty. You may also leave them in their natural state without reshaping or doing anything but just cleaning the area around them. And if there are not installed yet, then you can choice various types of rocks for garden, and bring them together and place carelessly, or in synchronization. All these ways work great.
When you are making your own rock garden by placing rocks, then you must ensure to leave enough space between the rocks to grow shrubs, flowering plants, small trees, grasses or orchids etc. This way, the rocks get highlighted better, and the garden looks brighter and greener and you can impart the freshest look and feel to it.
Which Rocks to While Making the Rockery?
While making a rock garden, you will come across a lot of choices. You can use granite, sandstone, limestone, marble rocks, cobblestones, travertine, etc. every rock has a unique feature such as texture, color, shades, and marks, and hence can be used in artistic ways. The main idea is to make the natural simple rocks look even beautiful and artistic by placing them in a way that the plants and flower beds in between the rocks help in highlighting the natural look of the rocks.
Why is a Rock Garden a Smart Approach?
While rocks create the right platform for you to plant the shrubs, plants, and flowers etc in between, they also provide structural support from the sides and protect the plant beds from water and wind erosion even during harsh climate conditions. Also, when you have lots of rocks in your area or coming out of a construction project which is oddly sized, and you do not know how to make them useful, then using them in gardening is a smart thought. The natural beauty of various colored rocks, or similarly themed rocks and plants together can create a very relaxing look, which adds to the aesthetic beauty and also value of the property or garden.