A rock garden is a striking architectural feature, and if you think small scale, it’s easy to build a one in a day. This gardening project can be as simple as grouping a clump of large boulders together or stacking a small tiered rock wall – both of which will leave a lasting impression and offer visual enjoyment all year long.. Best of all, it’s fun to collect rocks from travels, hikes and special days at the beach or lake to add to your wall over time.
Instructions to Build a Rock Garden
- To build a small rock wall garden, begin by marking the area that you want to build the wall on with string or spray paint.
- Collect small to medium sized rocks 6-12 inches in diameter.
- Place the rocks together by size, shape and fit securing the layers by arranging appropriately sized rocks to fill spaces as needed.
- Once the wall is built up a few layers, add clean soil and plant perennial flowers and plants at the base. Succulents such as Sedum and Hens and Chicks may be tucked into the crevices and will quickly spread to give the wall an established look.
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