Why are river rocks becoming so popular? Sustainability, not only are they environmentally friendly, they come in a variety of colors and sizes to enhance your landscaping. Then there are the many advantages of stone mulch, reduces weed growth, lower maintenance, wind resistant, prevent erosion, protect plant roots from the heat, helps keep the soil moist, and because they last a long time makes them a great investment.

Natural stones, such as river rock, are very versatile and make landscape makeovers easy.

River rocks are naturally shaped by moving water. Enhancing any property with their aesthetically pleasing texture and variety of sizes. They are simple to incorporate into any landscape, easily becoming a focal point or put the finishing touches on any design.

The dry creek bed is among the most popular projects: The beautiful visual appearance of a creek running through your property. Incorporating walkways, plants, and trees add to the flow, as well as the overall design.

A walkway or path is another trendy way to use river rock. Just place some type of border material to contain the rocks, especially if it is going to back up against grass. Stones that are smaller, such as pea gravel is easier to walk on. Placing the smaller rocks between flagstone or pavers along the path may make it easy to walk on, but not necessary.

Other ways to use rocks in a landscape design includes, as an accent border, around fountains or pool area, in place of wood based mulch, for a pop of color apply in flower beds around around shrubs.  Since the stones don’t attract insects, they are great up against structures and walls.

While river rocks and other type of stone are very versatile, they aren’t always easy to transport. Depending on your project, it may be advantageous to have them delivered to your home.

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