The rock garden - stones and plants as an eye-catcher in the garden
A hillside, lots of stones and gravel as well Many plants provide an alpine flair in the garden.
Rock gardens are beautiful to look at and are extremely popular in landscaping. A slope forms the basis for the garden. Above all, natural stones give the rock garden a romantic atmosphere and at the same time store the sun's heat. The orientation of the rock garden to the south or southwest is optimal, so that the plants find ideal growing conditions.
Plan the rock garden
Before the dream of the rock garden is realized, planning is essential. You need a lot of stones and plants. It is best to draw a plan and to determine the arrangement of the stones in it. When selecting plants, the soil and light conditions are crucial. The distances between the stones also depend on the plants. The arrangement of the stones can be done as random, very decorative and landscaped terraces. Even a small creek is very aesthetic.
Natural stones lead the way
What would a rock garden be without stones? But which stones are eligible? It is best to be guided by the regional conditions. In some areas, boulders and boulders can be collected by yourself for free. Also a request in the local quarry can help here further. Alternatively, there are natural stones made of granite, basalt or gneiss in the building materials trade. Due to the different colors, shades as well as the surface and edge structures, every natural stone develops its very own charm. So that the garden visually does not seem too restless, it is advisable to use only one rock type for the rock garden. The stone form - round or square - should be as uniform as possible. For better adhesion, it is advisable to dig in the stones about one third of the earth. The result is a unique rock garden with an individual character.
Planting the rock garden
For rock gardens, flowers and alpine plants are particularly suitable, which are quite undemanding and can do with few nutrients. These include heather, cinquefoil, primroses and gentian. Low woody plants such as dwarf conifers and stone pines loosen up the whole thing and blend visually into the picture. The typical rock garden plants also include upholstery such as blue cushions, hornwort and padded phlox. Especially on landscaped stone terraces, these are very attractive. Because they are hardy and spread strongly, over time a real sea of flowers develops.
So that the rock garden can develop its magic even in late autumn and winter, the Moossteinbrech is ideal. The perennial plant flowers from April to May and shines in late autumn and winter with its evergreen rosette leaves. The clever combination of different plants and trees makes every rock garden a characteristic part of the garden. Support in plant selection offer horticulture and nurseries. Advice and help are also available on the care of the rock garden.
Creating a rock garden: what does it cost?
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