Most of us want to be close to nature but there is no way we can bring the entire beauties of nature in our yard. The solution lies in having small to medium sized garden in your backyard. But in current time, life has gone tough and it is hard for people to take few minutes out of their super busy schedule to maintain their gardens. So what could be done to bring nature home with less demand for care and maintenance? Well, the answer lies in Rock Gardens.
To the most of us, the creation of rock garden may appear to be simple task. This is because you are thinking that rock garden only requires a slipshod sort of arrangement in a corner; and this is it, your job is done. You are absolutely not on the right track. Creating rock garden is an art, which will take time to learn and master. I concur that the task may not be as muddled as that of lawn garden arrangement, but it should be realized that here the same amount of time and hard work and a lot of artistic approach is required.
Before you truly pile up rocks on your yard area, you need to come up with a certain plan. The planning should include that rocks should be fixed strongly within the soil so that heavy storms, rains and drizzle can cause no harm to it. Also plan on purchasing rocks of various colours and sizes so that the rock garden does not give you a boring monotonous look. It is really important that you make the best use of your artistic side to arrange the rocks in your garden.
There are various types of landscape ideas which you can try out in your rock garden. A breathtaking idea is to create a waterfall using rocks. The waterfall will look amazing in a corner of you garden. All you need to do is gather rocks of diverse sizes that give a smooth finish. Arrange rocks in the form of a circle; this will act as a border. Now make a slope for the water in one end of the mud. To cover the area around the slope, place rocks around it in random manner; do not forget to cover the mud slope with few pieces of rocks. Enjoy waterfall in your small garden.
You can also use rocks to create walk ways in your beautiful garden. These walkways could be in the form of straight path, semi circular, circular or zig zag arrangement.
You can even use rocks to create some unique walls of rock behind the trees and shrubs?this will truly convey others how artistic minded you are.