Garden Makeover When remodeling your backyard garden, all the related elements such as pathways, fountains and seating areas should stand out yet complement each other. Decorative stones are one way to do that. Whether you choose pea gravel, granite or river rocks, you have your pick of many shades, styles and colors.
Just be mindful that rocks and stones are two different things: rocks are quarried from the ground and have a rough appearance, and stones have been in the open elements for some time, allowing them to get that shiny and smooth texture. You can collect decorative stones over the years for use as garden bed accents or you can purchase them all at the same time so they have a uniform look. You can buy these at any home improvement store.
Before you tackle your home improvement project, it’s always a good idea to wear essential warehouse workwear. This type of workwear is great for all types of projects and ensures your protection. Once properly outfitted, build a stacked stone wall to complement your garden. Behind it, you can add a planting bed complete with drainage from crushed gravel.
Add in some vines and flowers cascading down the wall and you have a beautiful backyard oasis. Installing environmentally-friendly pavers to make a garden walkway is super easy when you use small decorative stones. Be sure to build a border along any walkway in which you use crushed gravel, as these tiny stones can get kicked and thrown whenever anyone walks on them.
Combine the old and the new using old stones from primitive fences around your property. This helps you recycle and be stylish at the same time. This can act as the ideal drainage system for any rock garden filled with alpine plants and thymes. Going for a dry creek bed look? Stock a small creek near your garden with river rock in a wide range of sizes and colors to give a mismatched, thrown-together, natural design.
When working outside on any type of home improvement project, no matter how detailed or involved, it’s important to wear durable hi vis trousers so that you can be seen at dusk by others working around you as well as vehicles. Spruce up your Living Room Decorative stones can be used indoors as well. Blend this element in your living room to bring the great outdoors inside.
Install a decorative terrarium to show off your collection of small glasses and vases. Use them to complement your brand new living room remodel, displaying flowers, plants, stone and even moss to incorporate the nature theme.
You can display your collection on an end table, surrounded with framed botanical prints taken straight out of your own garden. Finish the serene look with a tabletop fountain for your home. Use a pump to circulate the water within a decorative bowl with a spout that trickles calmly over the water and stones. Make sure you regularly clean your fountain to ensure algae doesn’t take over. As a savvy home décor remodeler, you can easily bring the natural elements of stone into your home.