You can build a Zen garden in your yard using landscaping rocks, sand, and plants. They provide a great way to be with nature and relax. Additionally, raking the sand or gravel has a calming effect and are advantageous for those who either already, or would like to begin a meditation practice. Reducing stress, improving sleep, and increasing focus are common benefits associated with the latter.
It’s a good idea to choose a design that appeals to you. You can find various ideas on websites such as Pinterest. Whether you decide on a traditional or modern design, all Zen gardens require specific elements such as landscaping rocks, sand or gravel, and drought-tolerant plants. Many of the same plants used in xeriscaping can be planted in these types of gardens. Choose landscaping rocks in varying shapes, sizes, and colors to create interest.
While a flat surface is essential, these types of gardens are entirely customizable, meaning they can be built regardless of yard size. When choosing plants, make sure to consider all requirements. Concrete curbing and water features, like a backyard pond, can also be incorporated into the design. The soothing sounds of water have been used to calm the mind for centuries. After preparing the area by leveling and raking the ground, lay down landscape fabric to prevent the growth of weeds.
- Sand or gravel
- Landscape fabric
- Concrete curbing
- Drought-tolerant plants
- Landscaping rocks in various colors, shapes, and sizes
- Supplies for a backyard pond or your choice of water feature (optional)
Your Source for Landscaping Rocks & Materials
Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock offers an extensive selection of landscaping rocks and materials that you can take home today. We carry over 30 products in our yard, ready to take home so you can immediately start working on your landscaping project. If you have a specific rock in mind or perhaps an existing stone that you’re unsure about, we can help you match it from our display, which features over 100 different types.
Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock provides Phoenix residents and commercial clients with competitively priced landscaping materials such as rocks, boulders, pavers, and custom curbing that can be delivered straight to your door or job site. Contact us today to request a complimentary quote on landscaping rocks at (602) 353-1020.