Rock gardens are taking on a whole new popularity, both with their ability to be extremely aesthetically pleasing when the right rocks are chosen, and often the right rocks are all about the preference of the garden owner. They can be assembled in many ways using many designs. Use of multiple colors and styles of rock are a good option or sometimes they can just be used as a stone wall for a flower bed, perhaps where you could start your vines to grow them over your pergola. Basically, a rock garden is another way to tie in more elements to your layering zen effect while designing your zen garden.
One quick tip about rock gardens, some rocks can be purchased at your local home improvement stores, unless you’re lucky enough to live here in Pasco County, FL where we are lucky enough to have places that sell rocks that you can go to and pick through. Places like Rock Solid Stone Centers in New Port Richey, Spring Hill and Land O’Lakes, FL allow the buyer to pick through the types of rocks to get just the right type and size. Planning ahead and having a basic idea of what you are doing helps greatly when purchasing rocks from a store. It can help to know how many you need, approximate size and shape of the rocks that you are looking for.
If you’re on a budget, like most people are nowadays, and don’t feel you have the money to spend on something as extravagant as buying rocks for you garden, look around your property and you might be surprised how many you can find in the ground. Although the variety and amount of rocks are not as plentiful here in Pasco County, or in the state of Florida, as they are in some northern states, we do have some and if you get lucky enough to find them they are easier to get out of the ground than they are up there.
Finding rock and stone also be done by looking online at sites like craigslist.com to find people locally who have extra rocks left over from previous projects or that they have decided not to use and you can pick up slightly used rocks fairly cheaply. You can’t beat that with a stick. But one things for sure, it doesn’t matter how you find your rocks or what rocks you choose, adding a rock garden is a wonderful way to accent any zen garden.
This is just one of many jobs around your house that make it possible for you to be your own home improvement contractor.
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