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Choosing the Right Rocks for Your Landscape The rocks you choose will help set the tone for the rest of your garden. Tawny beach pebbles or river rocks add warmth, while white marble chips help brighten up shady areas. Flat terracotta stones complement a tropical landscape, but can seem out of place in a more formal garden. For a minimalist modern landscape or Polynesian-themed garden, try black lava rocks. Check out photos of rockscapes online to see what appeals to you. Because stones last indefinitely, it’s important to choose a look you’ll be happy with for many years. Replace Mulch Rocks may be more expensive than mulch, but they have several advantages as a groundcover. The first is durability. Mulch must be replaced every season, while rocks can last the lifetime of your garden. Another advantage is that pale-colored stones provide striking contrast against deep-colored foliage and help brighten up shady corners of your landscape. “Call attention to a favorite shrub or specimen tree by surrounding it with medium-sized river stones. This creates the effect of a ‘living sculpture’,” says landscape architect Maureen Smith. Rocks will also discourage weed growth around your prized plant, but for the best results, install a weed barrier before putting the stones in place. Plant a Rock Garden For a more exotic look, add a rock garden to your landscape. Choose an area that gets plenty of sun and install two or three small boulders. Surround the boulders with closely spaced low-lying flowers, such as portulaca (left), ground orchids or decorative cactus. Carefully fill in the gaps with smaller stones that complement the color of your boulders. Create a Centerpiece A large, unusually-shaped boulder can serve as an eye-catching focal point. Use as a tidy, low-maintenance centerpiece in a small garden, where an ornamental shrub might become too large or unruly. In larger gardens, a rock centerpiece can add visual interest to monotonous border areas, such as hedges. Build a Pond Border Large rocks are the key to giving your backyard pond that fairytale look. The right type of stone will help camouflage unsightly black pond liners and provide contrast to the dark pond water. Avoid using even rectangular pavers. For the most natural effect, choose rocks that are similar in size but irregular in shape and color. Create a Low-Maintenance Container Garden Instead of setting up a container garden on your deck or patio, where the pots need regular watering, place them in a rockscape that’s within reach of your sprinkler system. Line the area with a weed barrier and set the containers on top. Cut holes in the barrier, so the bottoms of the pots can fit through and settle into the soil. Make sure the pots have adequate holes for drainage. Surround the pots with small stones in a complementary color. The result is a striking container garden that gets watered whenever your sprinklers come on. Make a Stepping Stone Path A stepping stone path is a picturesque option for those shady areas alongside your house, where there is too little sun for most plants to thrive. It’s also a practical way to keep shoes clean when walking up to a side door or back door. For a tidy look, surround large stepping stones with small pebbles in a contrasting color.
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Flat Landscaping Rocks

Less is more with the new and improved Flat RockafillersTM The Flat RockafillersTM give great cover for small to medium planters and are similar in shape to skipping stones. Their flat characteristic works well when light surface coverage is needed. Molded from recycled black plastic, Flat RockafillersTM cover and stack easily for a top dressing that is affordable, lightweight, and easy to install. Flat RockafillersTM are also environmentally friendly. Each faux landscaping rock is molded from shredded, recycled DVDs and DVD casings. ***Option to purchase by the pallet available – please call 800.869.9285 for pricing Note: No returns on RockafillerTM products
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Flat Landscaping Rocks

The rocks you choose will help set the tone for the rest of your garden. Tawny beach pebbles or river rocks add warmth, while white marble chips help brighten up shady areas. Flat terracotta stones complement a tropical landscape, but can seem out of place in a more formal garden. For a minimalist modern landscape or Polynesian-themed garden, try black lava rocks. Check out photos of rockscapes online to see what appeals to you. Because stones last indefinitely, it’s important to choose a look you’ll be happy with for many years.
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Flat Landscaping Rocks

Where Can I Collect Landscaping Rock on Public Land?by Mark Milligan and William F. Case Landscaping Rocks Map & Photos Quartzite from Utah County, Utah. Landscaping rock or “decorative stone” can be collected from “common use areas” or “community pits” on U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public lands in various locations across the state. Common-use areas/community pits are for noncommercial or small-scale collection and require a permit. The rules and stipulations for collecting vary from region to region and pit to pit. Blasting is generally not allowed, but some pits allow the use of heavy equipment. Other pits or areas only allow hand loading or excavating. For details on obtaining a permit, call the appropriate permitting office listed in the accompanying table. Local offices may refer to such permits as “special use permits,” “mineral material permits,” or “over the counter sales.” While this article only lists decorative stone collection areas, other earth materials such as sand box sand, clay, and sand and gravel are also available from public lands. If you wish to collect a material or rock type not listed or from a public land site not identified, contact your local BLM field office or National Forest ranger district. They may be able to issue a permit for your proposed site or redirect you to an appropriate area with similar material. Collecting decorative stone as described in this article is subject to different rules and regulations than rockhounding. For rockhounding information consult Rules and Regulations Regarding Rock, Mineral, and Fossil Collecting in Utah (PI-23), available for free from the Natural Resources Map and Bookstore 537-3320, or toll free 1 UTAHMAP. Survey Notes, v. 33 no. 2, June 2001
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Flat Landscaping Rocks

The Flat RockafillersTM give great cover for small to medium planters and are similar in shape to skipping stones. Their flat characteristic works well when light surface coverage is needed. Molded from recycled black plastic, Flat RockafillersTM cover and stack easily for a top dressing that is affordable, lightweight, and easy to install. Flat RockafillersTM are also environmentally friendly. Each faux landscaping rock is molded from shredded, recycled DVDs and DVD casings.
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Flat Landscaping Rocks

Rocks may be more expensive than mulch, but they have several advantages as a groundcover. The first is durability. Mulch must be replaced every season, while rocks can last the lifetime of your garden. Another advantage is that pale-colored stones provide striking contrast against deep-colored foliage and help brighten up shady corners of your landscape. “Call attention to a favorite shrub or specimen tree by surrounding it with medium-sized river stones. This creates the effect of a ‘living sculpture’,” says landscape architect Maureen Smith. Rocks will also discourage weed growth around your prized plant, but for the best results, install a weed barrier before putting the stones in place.
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Flat Landscaping Rocks

Natural elements exists everywhere we look, but one of the most common element is rock from the ground. Using different types of rock products to enhance your landscaping can bring a natural element, as well as, a beauty to your landscaping that contrasts with your lawn and flowers. This contrast can create separation of spaces …
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Flat Landscaping Rocks

I love rock in the garden, but I particularly love gravel and other small rocks. I work them into nearly every design I create for my clients, as well as in my own landscape. Why the love affair with gravel? It serves many purposes, from solving drainage issues to lending textural appeal; it crunches under your feet; and it comes in many different colors and forms. Check out my favorites and see which one will work for you in your landscape.
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Landscaping rock or “decorative stone” can be collected from “common use areas” or “community pits” on U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public lands in various locations across the state. Common-use areas/community pits are for noncommercial or small-scale collection and require a permit. The rules and stipulations for collecting vary from region to region and pit to pit. Blasting is generally not allowed, but some pits allow the use of heavy equipment. Other pits or areas only allow hand loading or excavating. For details on obtaining a permit, call the appropriate permitting office listed in the accompanying table. Local offices may refer to such permits as “special use permits,” “mineral material permits,” or “over the counter sales.” While this article only lists decorative stone collection areas, other earth materials such as sand box sand, clay, and sand and gravel are also available from public lands. If you wish to collect a material or rock type not listed or from a public land site not identified, contact your local BLM field office or National Forest ranger district. They may be able to issue a permit for your proposed site or redirect you to an appropriate area with similar material. Collecting decorative stone as described in this article is subject to different rules and regulations than rockhounding. For rockhounding information consult Rules and Regulations Regarding Rock, Mineral, and Fossil Collecting in Utah (PI-23), available for free from the Natural Resources Map and Bookstore 537-3320, or toll free 1 UTAHMAP.

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