Rock Landscaping is a great way to add dimension to a landscaping project. Create Stone Paths, Low Maintenance Gardens, Rock Borders or Retaining Walls. The Japanese have been creating ‘dry landscapes' or Zen Gardens for centuries. Even large Center piece style rock features or ‘living sculptures' have become widely popular.
A stone path for places such as shady areas alongside your house is a great solution for where there is too little sun for most plants to thrive. The path is also an effective way to keep shoes clean when walking up to a side door or back door. Surrounding large stepping stones with small pebbles in a contrasting color can add a little dimension and using rock retaining walls to stabilize a slope in these areas can help create unique desirable outdoor spaces.
Other popular rock landscapes such as ‘dry landscapes' incorporate rocks as ground cover. These kinds of gardens can feature rocks placed upright like mountains or laid out in a miniature landscape of hills and ravines with few plants. Although rocks can be an expensive decoration compared to mulch, there are several advantages using it. Rocks will last the lifetime of your garden. Mulch must be replaced every season.Rock also helps to provide strong contrast against deep-colored foliage and brightens up shady areas of the landscape. Whether your style of rock garden includes a stream or pond, great river style, mountain river style, marsh style or even ocean style with rocks eroded by waves surrounded by white sand resembling your favorite beach, Richter Landscape can help you achieve your landscaping vision.