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I have always been one of those people who loves to create a warm, inviting atmosphere for others, which is why I started looking at landscaping design in the first place. It was incredible to me to see how much of a difference I was able to make by adding a few new plants, and after that first project, I wanted to help other people. I started volunteering to help friends and neighbors do their landscaping, and after a few months, I had developed quite a following. This blog is all about creating a warm, inviting yard through smart landscaping and an eye for detail.

Creating An Inviting Yard

Recommendations To Select, Order, And Install Rock Into Your Landscaping

by Addison Washington

Rock is already a naturally occurring material in nature, so when you add it to your yard's landscaping, it creates a natural-looking environment but gives you a maintained and clean look. Just be sure you know what types of rock are available, the best way to install them, and how you can go about ordering them and getting the rock to your home. The following provides you with some recommendations to complete a rock project in your landscaping and how to have an easy and successful time in the process. 

Shop For a Rock Ground Cover

A rock as a ground cover is a great versatile method to add surface covering and beauty to your landscaping. And there are many options for rock ground cover, from pea gravel or rounded river rock in a small or large size to volcanic rock. Gravel rock comes in different colors as well, depending on how you want to add in color. For example, volcanic rock comes in several colors of red, black, and grey, which you can install in different areas of your landscaped areas. You can also go for a more finished look with rock as a ground covering. Flagstone is a flat smooth rock that you can install as a pave stepping stone through a lawn or surrounded by crushed rock or gravel. You can also install flagstone as a continuous surface for a patio or walkway in your yard. 

Decomposed granite is another great ground covering material that comes from gravel rocks that are worn down into smaller pieces. You can layer this onto your compacted soil foundation with or without a hardener to provide good traction and prevent weed intrusion on the area. Just be sure you ask your local rock supplier where you are purchasing the rock from to find out what colors of rock are available so you can select the right one for your landscaping project. For example, decomposed granite comes in several colors, such as gold, brown, and grey, so be sure to order the color you want. And add in a good edging material to hold finer rock, such as decomposed granite and gravels in place.

Arrange For Delivery and Installation

When you order your rock for an upcoming landscaping project, make sure to ask about delivery for the product. Some rock you can order from a local home and garden shop where it comes in bags and you transport it via your vehicle, but large orders and orders from a landscape supply company are more difficult for you to transport on your own. 

If you have a pickup truck, this is a good method to move your order from the rock supplier to your home. But you can also arrange for the supplier to deliver the order to your home. They will bring it by the truckload and will deposit it onto a site at your property where you will need to disperse it through your installation site. Be sure the delivery location is free of obstructions so the truck can get to it without damaging nearby structures or going up a steep incline. You can also arrange to rent a loader or hire a landscaper to move the rock into its installation position in your yard.

Reach out to a company like B&D Gravel for more information about landscape rock.