The river rock gardens are always a wonderful source of inspiration you can refer for your home landscaping. Aside from adding more beautiful look to your outdoor space, the river rocks can also improve the environment for the plants to grow better. It’s because of how the pebbles can enhance moisture retention for the plants, considering how they aren’t truly on the ground, with a piece of landscaping fabric underneath to hold the moisture longer.
We have some great tips to share with you so using river rocks in landscaping for your project can lead to a success. First of all, be sure the area where the rocks are about to be placed down is free of debris, such as roots, weeds, and grasses. Eliminating them indeed takes time and effort, but it can save you much more in tending the rocks in the future.
Don’t forget to cut a piece of landscape fabric to the shape of the space where the river rocks are about to be placed. The fabric directly lies on the soil, acting as a buffer to keep the weeds out. Therefore, they should be planted first if you want to grow any plants of substantial size in the area where the rock is placed down. Be sure the landscape fabric fits around the base of the plants as well. For small plants and flowers, simply cut slits in the landscape fabric.
Place the plants you want to be surrounded by the river rocks. Be sure the roots are deep enough for proper grows. Plant perennials for flowers to see throughout the year, but annual plants can bloom several times in one season. Then place the rock or stone paver to border the planted area to prevent weeds from creeping into the garden. Pavers should be directly placed on top of the landscape fabric edges. Lastly, now’s the time to pull off any river rock in landscape design you have by adding the river rock!
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