Many people love creating a wonderful feature inside their garden simply by constructing a rock garden. It is ideal since it will squeeze into almost any garden. Different types and Colours of stones (limestone along with sandstone being the most effective) can be used to suit the area, and harmonizing this way is going to be attractive to the eye. Be sure to get various sizes of stone which includes some big types, but not too many for a compact garden. Try to avoid using concrete or bricks as these materials are usually unsuitable for alpines and other rockery plants, all they are going to do is give a pleasant home for slugs and snails.
The places you place your rockery is important, it should be open and far from trees. Quite a few alpines do require shade, but this can be accomplished by very carefully placed rocks. The most crucial aspect of a rockery is well drained ground. The land needs to be dug to about 2 ft plus a covering of 75mm limestone located at the bottom. For those who have dug up some lawn to set-up your rockery, this can be positioned upside down atop the limestone and will assist the drainage process. Ensure the ground is rammed in behind and all-around each rock put in position. When choosing which approach to position stones, I generally just throw them in the air and allow gravity to determine for me. Dwarf conifers may be used in your design and style to give an illusion of elevation; they also provide shade to other plants.
Before creating your own rockery it is often smart to check out a few well-designed rockeries to acquire a great idea of what you want to achieve.
One of the keys to a very good rockery is to try and make it appear as natural as possible, good drainage and several different well picked plants.
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