When you live in Southwest America, you become aware of our water issues pretty quickly.
We mainly live in a desert. Not the type you see in the movies, but our water supply is lower than many other parts of the country. When you live in this area, you become acutely aware of water usage for your landscaping: What time you water, how long you water and what plants are best for this type of environment.
A great way to have good control over your water usage but still have a beautiful yard is to invest in dry or hard landscaping.
When you utilize rocks on your lawn, you are creating a unique setting while also helping you save money on your water usage. Before you go along with any predisposed ideas of what a rock garden looks like, let us talk about the benefits of rocks in your garden.
Rocks bring out the beauty and diversity of nature. They come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. You can show off more profound contrasts by using black lava rocks, or you could hit the opposite spectrum with white limestone. You can also use cooler colors like gray granite. It really just depends on what look you are trying to create. Rocks do a great job of pairing with plants. You can create rock lined walkways or garden beds. They also do a beautiful job of showing off impressive succulents if you are going for more a southwest charm.
Most importantly, if you are looking to create a rock garden, you need to come up with a plan ahead of time.
Trying to create a landscape without a plan will usually leave you unhappy with the final result. If you need help trying to decide what rocks you want to use in your yard, please feel free to visit us, and we can show you everything we have first hand. We can help you find the rocks that will best fit your vision for your yard.