How to incorporate rocks and stones
Rocks and natural stones are used for aesthetics and functionality. At times it may be challenging to know precisely when and where to use them. At FSI Landscape Supply, we have compiled a list of the top common rocks and natural stones and how to incorporate them into any landscape design.
Granite slabs are commonly used as indoor countertops or indoor fireplaces. However, granite slabs are versatile and durable therefore can also be used for walkways or steps. A leveled surface to navigate throughout a landscape is essential and will elevate the overall ambiance of the landscape. At FSI Landscape Supply, we carry many stones that can be used for pathways, steps, and walkways that can fit any budget. Suppose granite slabs are a bit modern for the look you are going for, and you prefer a stone that is more rustic and natural-looking. Highland random slabs or natural stone steps work well and can be complemented with flagstone and interlocking stone.
Drainage and Décor
Two birds with one stone. Water drainage is essential. As the weather elements shower our landscapes, water can accumulate and wreak havoc. Accumulated water that is not redirected correctly has the potential to lead to drowning, erosion, and flooding. So why not choose a stone that doubles as an effective drainage solution and as a decorative accent. At FSI Landscape Supply, we suggest the following stones: gabion stone, pea gravel, riverstone, terra stone brick chips, and white calcite. Small stones and rocks are perfect for adorning garden beds or water features. Alternatively, mica chunks or black and pink granite chunks are also excellent decorative accents (not intended for water drainage).
A landscaping tip, suppose you are not a fan or want a different option other than mulch. Small rocks and stones are the perfect replacement. Small stones are durable, versatile, will last much longer than traditional mulch, and offer color contrast.
Add character and charm with a natural stone focus piece! Stones are perfect for creating a focal point, decorative centerpiece, or large decorative accents. At FSI Landscape Supply, we recommend Georgian weathered waterfall rock, large granite boulders, brown armour stone, and limestone rockery. Some of these natural stones can be found on a large scale, making them excellent options for rock gardens, garden beds, or desert landscapes. The addition of these beautiful natural stones will help create texture, complement any landscape for residential or commercial properties and enhance the overall aesthetic of the landscape design.
Lastly, stones are perfect to compliment any water feature. At FSI Landscape Supply, we suggest large granite boulders, elite blue granite waterfall rock, and Wiarton waterfall rock. These natural stones offer unique textures which will mimic nature’s beauty. You can decorate waterfalls, ponds, or pools for residential homes or commercial properties such as golf courses, community garden spaces, and parks with these stones.
At FSI Landscape Supply, we carry many stones to suit your hardscape or landscape design. Visit our product page or contact FSI Landscape Supply directly for more information on which stone is suitable for your landscaping project.