Landscape rocks are natural and organic. Rocks are a cost-effective material that can lend textural appeal and provide contrast to most any outdoor space. Some popular choices include: boulders, lava rock, river rock, pea gravel, decomposed granite, and crushed granite. With various colors and sizes available, they can be used for everything from solving drainage or erosion issues, to creating an environmentally-friendly landscape. Three uses for landscape rocks that you’re sure to love include:
Add interest to your yard by installing a flagstone, gravel, or paver walkway. You can also combine any of these materials. For example, create a stepping stone path through your garden by laying small, compactable rock then placing flagstone or other stone types on top of the pebbles. You can also border a paver walkway with river rock – just be sure the colors contrast. Rock walkways can be constructed in virtually any shape, length, or width to accommodate any sized yard.
Think outside the box and create a gravel patio. Gravel is a popular choice for patios as it can make a small backyard feel larger. Pea gravel is the most common material used for this type of project. In addition to their earthy beauty, pea gravel is economical, flexible and low maintenance. It also helps prevent erosion. Gravel patios can be designed in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and designs.
Xeriscaping is a landscaping method embraced by many Arizonans that utilizes water-conserving techniques, thoughtful selection of native and drought-tolerant plants, and efficient irrigation systems. These are just three of seven principles that make up an xeriscape. While you don’t necessarily need to remove all turf, most of the landscape is made up of rock, native plants and mulches. Xeriscape inspiration can be found by visiting the Desert Botanical Garden or browsing Pinterest.
Cutting Edge Curbing offers custom landscape and parking lot curbing, borders, and landscape materials serving the Arizona market. Whether you’re a residential or commercial customer, we offer the landscape rocks, mulch and decorative curbing choices you’re looking for. We provide homeowners and landscape professionals with quality materials and products at competitive rates and can deliver Valley-wide. Our showroom is located at 7540 N. 67th Ave., Glendale, 85301.