Not every single landscape is perfect and getting a rock garden may help in a lot of those places. You might have an area that is just too shaded and also you cannot have plants due to the fact there just is not enough sun throughout the day to help them grow, or you may have an area that has become too dry because you’re either going through a drought or rain just won’t reach it.

Or, perhaps you have too much rain and your land is just too soggy to produce decent vegetation and has now become very swampy. Rock gardens can help in all of these problem areas and most are very low maintenance.

Great planning can help any novice to rock gardens, but sometimes a professional’s opinion can be the difference between normal and amazing.

If your land is too rocky, then it is possible to just clear up some of the rock and try to arrange what’s left in an aesthetically pleasing setup.

Adding some shallow rooted plants can assist break up a big, rocky area with some green. Or, if the area is too dense with rock, then you can create a border around the area with an artificial border, like railroad ties – or use small plants to trace around it.

A hilly area on your land will cause your soil to erode. Placing your garden in a strategic location of your land will cease the erosion and at the same time adding a good lawn decoration. Bringing in rocks indigenous to your area will give the illusion that the garden is far more natural.

An area which is just too dry or maybe has non-fertile soil is another suitable location for a rock garden, and perhaps you should even consider a Japanese rock garden.

This type of a garden makes use of sand and rocks to put patterns into the ground and if you have an incredibly dry climate, this will seem intentional despite having a bad spot within your yard.

Shady regions can have a rock garden with plants that thrive in the shade. As opposed to having plants which can be found naturally around rock, you’d take plants that do well in the shade and populate your garden with those. It’s an excellent method to expand on the rock garden concept and have a much more personalized decoration.

Leon Mieler is a full time author and writes for www.landscaperocks.org and other various sites.

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