Get Your Rocks Off


I love rocks. I’ve been fascinated with them ever since I was a kid, and it doesn’t matter if they’re small or large, smooth or rough. Once you start looking at rocks, you see them everywhere! So when it came time for me to build my own rock garden, there was no way I could resist the opportunity to get creative with this natural material.

Create a plan

The first step in creating your own rock garden is to make sure that you have enough space for the project. If you live in a small apartment, it’s probably not realistic to create a rock garden that will rival those at the Met or Central Park. If this is the case, don’t worry too much about it; smaller projects are still possible and can be just as enjoyable.

Another important consideration when creating a rock garden is what shape and size of rock garden you want to build. Do you want something simple like an area with stepping stones leading from one end of your patio to another? Or do you envision something more elaborate like a maze made up entirely of rocks in varying sizes and shapes? Also consider how big or small of an area needs to be filled by this project; if there’s only one corner where some plants could go but nothing else around them would look good, then maybe scaling back on scale would be best here since otherwise everything else might feel too crowded together (and actually detract from each other).

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Buy your rocks

  • Buy your rocks

When you go out looking for rocks, make sure you get some that are small enough to move. You don’t want any of them too heavy because they’ll be hard to lift and place in your garden. Also, try not to buy any really big ones because they may not fit into the space where you’re working on your project. You can always use smaller ones if the big ones don’t work out!

  • Create a pattern

The next thing I decide on is how many different kinds of rock I want to use in my garden bed. It all depends on what kind of look I’m going for – do I want it close together or spread apart? Should there be more flat pieces or more pointy shards sticking out? It’s totally up to me how many different types of rock will be used here!

Clear the dirt

Clearing the dirt:

Once you’ve identified where you want to plant, it’s time to remove all of the existing soil. You can use a shovel, a fork or trowel for this task. I find that using a sifter to remove rocks and other debris from your soil is also an effective way of getting rid of things that would otherwise be difficult to see when building your garden. Another option is using a rake—this will help break up clumps in order for them to be sifted through more easily. If you choose this method though, make sure you do so before removing any large rocks! Or else those suckers might end up running away with their new-found freedom…

Lay down your rocks in the shape of your choice

Once you have your rocks in a pile, it’s time to lay them out. This is where the fun begins! You can create a pattern or design with your rocks, or just throw them down in an abstract way. The most important thing here is not to worry about how perfect the rocks are—you can always add more later if your design needs some tweaking. It also doesn’t matter if all of your rocks are the same size or shape; what matters is that they feel right for your garden and that they look like part of a cohesive whole.

Once you’ve got your layout figured out, try adding one more layer of texture by placing smaller stones on top of larger ones so that the surface doesn’t look flat and boring but instead has some dimensionality (a term used by sculptors). This will make it easier when it comes time to plant things like succulents in between these layers because then there’ll be plenty of room for their roots as well!

Put plants in between the rocks

The next step is to add plants. Remember, your goal is to make sure the plants are able to survive in this environment, so they’ll need a lot of sunlight and water (if there isn’t any rain). You can use plants that can take care of themselves, or you can use seeds if you want something special.

If you want something special:

  • If you want to grow flowers or berries on your rock garden project, they will need to be planted in pots first because they will not survive outside unless they have been pre-grown and hardy enough for outdoor conditions. Once these are planted, then simply place them on top of rocks where there is some space available between each stone so that their roots can grow down into soil below ground level by pushing through cracks between stones as well as between spaces underneath larger rocks where no other plants are growing yet either! This way each plant will still get the nutrients it needs even though it may not be directly connected physically with another plant nearby due to lack

You can create your own rock garden.

You can create your own rock garden. Rock gardens are easy to build, and they’re a great way to add a unique touch to your garden. They’re also versatile: you can make them in a variety of shapes and sizes, using rocks of different materials.


The next time you visit a garden center, keep your eyes open for some rocks. You might just find the perfect rock for your own garden!

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