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DIY Garden Ideas with Rocks. I love projects with garden rocks.

DIY Garden Ideas with Rocks

I don’t know if it’s because they are such a natural element, or because they are all so different, or just because it’s like playing with adult legos… But I love them! So when I run across a great DIY project with rocks, all I want to do is start digging around in the garden for some great basalt and quartz! We ran across all these creative garden ideas with rocks that any of you can do. Use something from nature and create useful and artful accents for your garden! First of all we have a wire and stone heart rock craft by ‘Country Woman‘… Have I mentioned, I use to be the home decor expert for “Country Woman’? ‘Better Homes Australia‘ shows us how to make a water feature with rocks. ‘Oh My Creative’ made a vegetable garden in a garden spiral, one of the most creative veggie gardens I have ever seen.

Create a pebble mosaic with these instructions from ‘BHG‘. From ‘Prairie Break‘, use this easy idea for all the stones you dig up planting your garden.

Stone Path

Hometalk. 100 Stunning Rock Garden Landscaping Ideas - DecOMG. Andrew Beaupré. Fireplace made from stacked pavers. - Rocket Stove Science. Home and Garden DIY Ideas, Photos and Answers. DIY Dry Creek Beds. If you want to make a dramatic statement in your garden, without a lot of maintenence, a DIY dry creek bed is the way to go.

DIY Dry Creek Beds

It gives your yard a natural feel, without having to manage a real water feature. And they are surprisingly easy to DIY, but still have a professional look to the finished project. They are great options for an area that doesn’t drain well, has poor soil, or perhaps has an easement. A few tips to keep in mind? The creek or stream bed should meander naturally, never in a straight line.Add larger boulders at turns in the creek bed for drama.Vary the size of the rock in your creek bed.Anchor the “banks” of your creek bed with plants.Choose rock that looks natural for your region.

Let’s start with a tutorial on the basics, how to build a dry creek bed, by BHG. Fine Gardening also has a great tutorial on making a dry stream bed, but to get to the actual directions, you need to go to page 3 in their post. Ok, now on to the inspiration. Perhaps cheaper and faster than traditional gabion retaining wall outside kitchen window?


Using Boulders to Create a Raised Wall. Gabioner i trädgården. Pebble Pathways. Pebble Pathways"Nobody trips over mountains.

Pebble Pathways

It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain. " Unknown. Stone Furniture. Stone FurnitureNo more plastic!

Stone Furniture

Or vinyl, or PVC! Stone Couch at Chanticleer Gardens, Wayne, PennsylvaniaImage by Carolyn's Shade Gardens, Bryn Mawr, Stone chair at Chanticleer Gardens, Wayne, Pennsylvania.Image by Carolyn's Shade Gardens, Bryn Mawr, Dry Stone Walls. The Art of the Dry Stone Wall Dry (without mortar) stone work in the hands of a skilled waller is an art form.

Dry Stone Walls

An art form that will last multiple lifetimes and serves multiple functions. Using but one tool; the hammer, and much patience and strength, a skilled waller can lay yards of fence per day. Most modern wallers do not like to shape stones but instead prefer to locate the perfect nature shaped stone. As their eyes have developed an acute sense of space, an experienced waller most times will only pick up a stone once, before positioning it. Moon Gates. Moon Gates in the Garden A moon gate rises out of the earth, like the moon rises in the sky; both spheres celebrate the continuous cycle of birth and death...rising and falling...

Moon Gates

Moon gate, built of unmortared granite blocks, built in 1996 by Dave Araneo of Massachusetts. “It’s is one of the oldest technologies around,” Dave says. “You build a wood form, place the stones to either side, and build up. Then you finish with a keystone and remove the form. Gabion Walls - What They Are And How To Use Them In Your Landscape.

Van Gogh's Olive trees in dry stone by Richard Clegg. Stones in The Garden on Pinterest. Gravel pathways and driveways - Core Gravel UK Ltd. COREdrive gravel stabiliser COREdrive Gravel Stabiliser is the core of hassle-free gravel paving for all types of vehicle or pedestrian traffic with no compromise in strength and durability.

gravel pathways and driveways - Core Gravel UK Ltd

Part of a natural porous paving system, just add gravel to the interlocking panels of hexagon cells and you have an eco-friendly surface that costs less than asphalt, concrete, or block pavers. COREdrive solves the problems of aggregates without gravel stabilisation sinking, migrating, and forming ruts. The hexagon cells that make up each COREdrive panel form a rigid honeycomb design that holds gravel in place providing maximum load bearing. The underside incorporates a durable geotextile, which allows water to drain easily and prevents weed growth. COREdrive Benefits Stabilise gravel.

How to make or build a Natural Traditional Irish Dry Stone Wall / Making raised Vegetable Beds.