Rock Garden Designing

There is useful information for people staying in a mountainous area or those who want to live in a rustic atmosphere. You can certainly bring out the inner beauty of these hard tough-looking rocks. It is possible by alpine gardening, which is nothing but designing garden with rocks. Rock gardens are very cooperative with their owners because the planting of alpine plants and also the maintenance of these rocky plants are very easy, So if you have decided for alpine garden designing then here are some guidelines for you.

Before you begin anything be sure that the rocks to be used are of same size and can be adjusted to your area when laid down. Otherwise the area will either be too empty or too crowded.

Steps to design rock garden.
  • Making Path - Start your alpine garden from the garden-path. Outline the path by spraying water-based spray adjusted to the environment. It is better to choose bright color so that is visible against the soil. If you don't find the paint accurate then put some dirt on it and then re-spray. Then spread stones sequentially but unlike each other in a balanced fashion. While doing this, have a view of the picture at small intervals so that it gives you an idea whether it is giving a natural look or reforms are yet to be done. When you accommodate large stone anywhere dig a hole and then keep one edge buried to give an assumption that it has been buried for long.
List of plants

Here is a list of easy to manage alpine plants
  • Peruvian lily (Alstroemeria)- zones 7-10, will give your garden a cheerful look.
  • Yarrow (Achillea 'Fireland') -zones 4-8, without any effort, it will give you variety.
  • (Pennisetum)-zones 8-10 gives your garden dynamism by its height.
  • Dietes (Dietes vegeta) - zones 9-10, keeps glowing all the year around.
  • Peruvian lily (Alstroemeria) - zones 7-10, gives a colorful view though not all-pervading.
  • Dietes (Dietes vegeta) - zones 9-10, brings bliss in scorching plants
Plant the alpine plants next to the stones so that it will remain short and make the rock visible and give you a mountainous vision. You can also sprinkle some color with foliage.
  • Building the Path - After placing the plants you can make the marginal line of the garden path by digging the soil and implanting the flagstone. You need to bury into the soil only half of the rock. The best method is to first lay the stones see the view from different angles and then dig it. As a finishing touch you can spread two-inch gravel over the soil and plants to prevent the growth of weeds. Be careful not to spread too much gravel, as it will be difficult for you to move and can sink on the stones.
    By now your garden is on the rocks and enjoy the lofty feeling roaming on it.