Posted on June 9, 2011 with No Comments
There are really no limits to pool landscaping with rocks. They come in many sizes, shapes and colors. Textures also vary from slate to granite, and this variety is able to bring unique and special accents to any landscape design. For the amount of presence they offer a property, they are relatively inexpensive and easy to obtain. Rocks can be used sparingly with pool landscaping plans to give a quick peek of color or texture, or they can be used in greater abundance to create a rugged look to the overall scheme.
Stones are Readily Available
If you are a new property owner and you’re digging up areas of your lawn as part of your landscape plans, it’s possible you may uncover some interesting rocks. Put them off to the side until you decide how to use the rocks in your pool landscaping plans. The rocks you find may become the focal points of your entire pool landscaping project. But if you’re not lucky enough to find the rocks you need, check out your local garden center or a landscaping supply company. There are even artificial rocks that you can purchase online, and some companies will even engrave them with your family name or a phrase of your choice.
Although rocks are in everyone’s yard, it takes a special touch to place them in an appealing way. Pool landscaping with rocks involves the basic principle of making the rocks look like they belong there. Don’t just scatter them around, decide on interesting locations and place them in those spots. Try contrasting the hardness of a rock with the softness of your flowers, or use stones as edging to walkways or around the flowerbeds.
To make the rocks appear as if they were always part of your landscape, be sure to bury them slightly. Dig a shallow hole, only a few inches or more, depending on the size of the rock. Place the rock in this indentation and push the dirt back around it. They seem to offer their strength and stability to the life of the plants and shrubs around them when you landscape with rocks in this way.
Pool Landscaping with waterfalls…the Ultimate Effect
There are many factors that you need to check out when you are planning to introduce pool landscaping waterfalls into your garden. What you would need to consider to ensure the best possible results would be:
- The locations of the landscape waterfalls or water bodies – you need to find such a location that offers protection from sun during the day time as under the direct sunlight the water body would evaporate fast leaving behind the proof of bad planning. It would also be important that the landscape waterfalls are not near any particular shedding trees because this would have the drain constantly clogged damaging system that promotes the circulation of the water.
- What are the roles of the landscape waterfalls – have you thought why do you need the water bodies in your garden? You might put it in because you were advised to do so by feng shui or vastu shastra masters so it would bring prosperity and goodwill for you and all those around you. If this the proposed role, the waterfall would be installed according to the cardinal points – according to feng shui principles a water body placed in the correct direction would bring extreme happiness and prosperity to its owner.
- Another proposed role would be to simply add to the aesthetic beauty of the garden. In this case you would need to find such a place which would offer both privacy and scope to be used as a picnic spot by the family members. This is one of the commonest roles for the landscape waterfalls. You could also use the water pool created to enhance the overall visual impact of your garden by adding aquatic plants and even a few exotic fish to it.
- What is your budget when you choose to introduce into your garden these landscape waterfalls – this is one of the most important factors of all. In case the plan you are having for your garden exceeds your available cash, try to pay for it in easy installments over a fixed period of time. Alternatively, plan the installation of the landscape waterfalls in phases so you could pay for each step over a given period of time.