Factors to Consider When Choosing the Right Decorative Rocks
When you have an idea of what stones you want to use in your outdoor spaces, you must then consider three main factors. The depth of the area you will be filling, the base layer of your rocks., and the color. After taking these elements into consideration, you will be ready to buy the rocks best suited to your landscaping needs.
Think about how deep you want your rocks to fill the area. An area too deep or too shallow will both have their own problems, so it is imperative to get it right.
In general, if you are going to use very thin stones like finely crushed gravel, your area needs to be deeper. This will prevent them from moving around. On the other hand, if you are replacing your lawn with gravel, you don’t want to make the area too shallow as this will cause bald patches and other similar issues.
The base layer is critical to the success of your landscaping project. There are two options that you can choose from, either plastic or weed barrier fabric. We highly recommend selecting the weed barrier fabric. Unlike plastic, this material is designed to allow water and air to reach the soil while still blocking out sunlight so weeds still have a hard time finding their way to the surface.
This factor will make your outdoor spaces look balanced and will provide a unique style to the overall curb appeal of your property. You can get creative as decorative stones offer a whole spectrum of natural colors. From beiges, browns, blues, greys, purples, whites and everything in between, these are all considered as natural colors as long as the style of your outdoor spaces compliments them.
And, last but not least, lighter colors usually form a cooler, more ambient area. Darker colors will absorb heat and create a completely different atmosphere compared to lighter colors.
Whenever you are prepared to buy decorative rocks for your landscapes in Colorado, contact All Around Soil & Stone. We are a local landscaping supplier and carry a variety of rocks and stones that will make your property look amazing.