Organic and natural materials should be anyone’s first choice when decorating the outdoors and having a rock garden should definitely be on your wishlist this summer. Use rocks to transform your plain and boring backyard into a beautiful and relaxing oasis. Use their sculptural beauty to create eye-catching designs and try to make them look as natural as possible in the setting you’re providing.
One natural resource we love in the backyard is rock. There are so many varieties in the rocks themselves, and even more variety in the possibilities of using those rocks to your advantage. Large slabs of rock make a perfect outdoor “staircase” for sloping backyards. For a more informal look, vary the sizes and shapes of the rock steps.
Mix and match sizes and colors of rocks on the same pathway to create visual interest and landscaping depth. And, geography permitting, surrounding said mismatched pathway with various greens increases its beauty exponentially. Beautiful river rock forms a “triple threat” in this backyard oasis, designating an intuitive walkway and juxtaposing nicely against the wooden fence and lush green grass.