Beleive it or not, gardening and landscaping are quickly becoming 2 of the most popular American past times. They are right up there with bird watching. And the good thing is, landscaping and gardening requires folks to get off the couch, turn off the TV and head outside to move around a bit!
And one of the best projects to tackle for your landscape area is a rock retaining wall or rock edging path. Why? Because rocks are heavy, and moving heavy things around burns calories.
Many may not understand how rocks can be used for landscaping and may laugh at the idea. But if you really think about the way nature has put rocks around certain areas and how good they look, then you will probably understand that rocks can make a statement in landscaping too. For those who go for their morning walk on the beach, you may have noticed the smooth rocks lying around on the beach that enhance the beauty of the sea side, well these same rocks could be used for landscaping too.
Gravel and grass are to main materials for creating landscapes. In choosing, all you have to do is weigh your options properly. However, it is best to choose the option which is more manageable for you. The next step is to build your wall. This can be done one of two ways. You can use a decorative cinder block retaining wall to make the outline of the golf course, or landscape boulders. Landscape boulders give a more rustic, natural look. Cinder block walls will give you a clean, neat look. If you use cinder block or faux rocks you will want your retaining wall at least two but preferably three cinder blocks high. Make sure that when placing the cinder blocks, they are placed evenly and level around the perimeter of where you will be placing your miniature golf course. Older children can help place the blocks, while younger children can have fun showing you where the line is and where to put the next rock or cinder block.
An ill-planned landscape doesn’t add proper depth and dimension to the home; don’t overlook the value of adding height, color and texture in plantings. Decide how much maintenance you expect to put into your yard and who is going to do it. It will make a big difference in your decisions.
If you are looking to create a multi-tiered yard you will want to consider a retaining wall. These timeless landscaping tools can be both old world charming, and modern chic. A naturally split rock wall that separates two heights of lawn is a look that will never go old. An Unilock retaining wall in a classic colour and style will also stand the test of time. All you have to do is think about what kind of yard you want to sit down in, and what will make you comfortable. Do you want to be modern and hip, or laid back and natural? Picture yourself there and see how you feel. Or go to a friend or neighbour’s house with either option and see for yourself. Getting a feel for what you want is a great idea you will want to be as informed as possible about the landscape garden supplies you purchase.
There are a lot of landscaping tips online to satisfy even the most desperate of landscape designers. But only a few of them can be suitable for you, because each plan is different. So take your time and study as many landscaping ideas as possible before you’ll start your own project.