The Best Decorative Stones To Use In Your Home’s Landscape

2 October 2020




Sometimes, your home might not require a total makeover. A simple addition could entirely change your home’s look. Small renovations and revamps are popular among many Australians; about 5.8 million of them to be precise. If you ever run into a little trouble when selecting design options to spruce up your home, your first inclination might be to add more plants or artwork for a new look. But have you ever considered using stones? If not, here are some modern decorative stones to consider.


Flagstone



These are flat pieces of rocks that are usually square-shaped or rectangular. Flagstones are versatile and are mostly used for paving pathways, patios, stepping stones, and even indoor flooring. They come in various shapes, patterns, and colours. Flagstone pavers are best known for their safety features because of their non-slip texture. They also have weather-resistant properties and do not deteriorate in extreme weather conditions. Furthermore, they are very easy to install and do not need much maintenance.

Limestone

Limestone is a sedimentary rock that is well known among many landscapers. Its white colour makes it easy for it to fit several design plans. Many homeowners use limestone rocks either as slabs, and chippings. These rocks are mostly used as pathways or patio flooring. But they can be slippery when wet so it would be best you have it textured before use. You can also use limestone as a building material. Aside from its decorative purposes, limestones are also beneficial to the soil and plant life.


Pea Gravel

Pea gravel is a small pebble that is typically found near water bodies. Due to natural weathering, they have a smooth texture. They also come in various sizes and colours like brown, white, and multiple shades of grey all largely dependent on the colour of its parent rock. In landscaping, pea gravels are mostly used for pathways and can even be used as mulch for plants, both garden and potted. They are easy to install and also come highly recommended when it comes to preventing weeds and soil erosion. Pea gravels do not need a lot of maintenance.



Lava Rock





Lava rocks come from volcanic domes and have many uses. They are commonly used as decorative stones and come in many colours like bright red and coal black. They come in many sizes as well and are best used in drier climates where it doesn’t rain much. In such areas, these rocks can replace mulch or grass. When it comes to landscaping, gardeners and landscape artists use lava rocks for water retention and decorative purposes. You can also use lava stones as brightly coloured garden borders. Smaller cut rocks are used as mulch to hold water and prevent soil erosion.


Decorative rocks and stones are excellent design choices that can change the look of your home. If you are uncertain about what type of rock might work best for you, consider getting in touch with landscapers or garden architects to help you make the right decision.


 
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