Garden stones are the most important element of good garden. It is the bump, texture, and drama to complete an area. However literary it may seem, gardens are nothing without the stones, the majestic and efficient cluttering of its various kinds.
There is no specific rule when dealing with garden stones other than what professional designers would consider as “standard” in their pure artistic sight. If you are hiring one, then there is no need to analyze what is good or not, the designers will make the best of your garden. All you have to do is tell them what you want to achieve, and how rustic the appearance would appeal to you.
Why there must be no required standard for garden stones? Look at the nature. Has anybody put things to places? You just see the surroundings as is, beautifully laid in its natural and arrayed mess. You can’t deny how good the accident has been laid before you. By simply following this principle, you can start the concept in dealing with natural stones and let it happen in your very own garden.
How can you make the most of garden stones in a very practical way?
Visit Stone Dealers
Instead of just browsing around the net for pictures of beautiful natural and synthetic stones, why not slip your boots on and allocate a budgeted time to visit stone dealers? Inquire and make an aggressive effort to look at model designs. You will be surprised on how willing the sales agent would entertain you to show their best items. They will even give you free trips to their project sites in a hope that you will buy.
If in case they don’t entertain you to the fullest, at least take pictures at their showrooms or ask for colored brochures. The important aspect here is you have seen the stones in actual texture and color. It matters a lot and it will be easier to compare the picture based on what you have actually seen and touched.
Once you have seen favorite samples, you can decide at once to order them. Dealers have front liners who can suggest better options for you in terms of estimates and actual application. It can help if you set an appointment with them and bring full-sized photos of your garden in many angles. You will realize, there are only selected places for your choices.
Create Your Own Garden Stone
Look for forms or innovate your own favorite assumed shape of stone and start to do it your own way. It is easy to accomplish it by knowing the basics of concrete, which fortunately is not a very hard issue to grasp. Knowing that concrete sets in forms and dry as hard as rocks, you can experiment with mixtures to colorize your own creation while in the tacky state. If you are creative enough to mix colored cements for a desired color combination, then it will be better.
Once the concrete is setting in the forms, kids can stump and play with them to leave a mark they like. Just be careful not to let them play too much or you will ruin your work and garden stone goals. This is just one way of illustrating how fun creativity can help you do you own garden stones.
The truth about garden stones is simple. Never think of mistakes, you can always dispose the stones conveniently anyway.