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Your Yard Rocks!

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You don’t want a “rocky” summer, but you may want a “rocky” yard! Opting for landscape rocks is a great choice when designing or updating your property whether you want to simply conserve water, create pathways, or make a décor statement with beautiful, colorful boulders. Rocks can look stunning on their own account, but contrasting rocks with softer features like smooth, green grass and beautiful plants and shrubs is very eye catching, adding to your home’s curb appeal. Everyone recognizes a purposeful yard with clear, caring attention to the details.

Xeriscaping has become very popular in Utah, and our diverse rock options can create an appealing yard that stands out above the rest. The idea of xeriscaping can sound harsh and “cold” looking, and many people think it’s all just a boring, solid carpet of rocks. With the right vision and materials, this is far from the truth. Xeriscaping can be beautiful, serene, and inviting. Pair our delivered-to-your-door rocks with lovely, Utah-native plants that don’t require added water to create a fantastic, environmentally friendly setting. This look is gorgeous whether you have a large, full-acre yard or a small square in a townhome community. Ornamental grasses are popular options to add in xeriscaping plans and are beneficial to helpful insects and wildlife. Amending your soil before planting perennials is important, so be sure to ask one of our specialists for advice.

Rock and Roll or Zen Master?

For many, summer is the time for BBQs and pool parties. We only have a few months to really enjoy entertaining outside, so make the most of it by creating a great space for gatherings. Using rocks around a patio or pool area is not just functional, but also fun and attractive. Creating ponds or water features with rocks creates an added element of style to your home.

Are you more into Zen than rock and roll? Create your own Zen garden with rocks, or ishi in Japanese, for all the calm and peacefulness you crave. Rocks may symbolize strength and power, which is why they’re often used in Zen gardens. And don’t forget the large stone at the entry as a sign of welcome. If you have ample space, a small bridge can be created out of flat stones to symbolize the journey from whatever your “here” is to whatever your “there” may be. Want a little bit of both worlds? That’s absolutely doable by dividing up your space to whatever suits your needs. Our experts love new projects and ideas and are always at the ready with tips and advice.

The space you want is waiting for you and The Dirt Bag can help you create it. Creating the right focal points in your yard takes some time and vision, but with the right advice, materials, and work, you can get what you’re looking for. Visit us today for all your landscaping essentials from organic high-quality soil to unique, eye-catching cobblestone.

Gardening is Off to a “Rocky” Start

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Landscaping rocks can beautify your garden while helping to keep maintenance (and weeds) to a minimum. The Dirt Bag offers a wide variety of landscaping rocks in various colors and sizes along with free delivery. Humans have used rocks as decoration since the beginning of time, with cavemen creating pictures in them and our ancient ancestors crafting monuments like Stonehenge out of them. Stones and rocks provide endless landscaping possibilities—here are a few ideas to help get you started.

The first step is choosing the right landscaping rocks, and it’s always best to work with an expert on this. Ask yourself what you want your garden to feel like, and this will help with your decision. Do you want a warm, cozy retreat? River rocks and beach pebbles might be best for you. If you’re going for a tropical vibe, terracotta stones are a good fit. A modern look works well with Oquirrh Gravel. As you can see, there are a lot of choices!

Landscape Design Choices

One of the most popular design choices in Utah is to create a rock path that winds through your garden. This looks great if you have a lot of greenery, shrubs, or bushes. A rock sidewalk provides contrast, and you have many choices in stone from pavers to bluestone. Contrasting rocks are another great aesthetic choice, and pairing two different rocks side by side provides an interesting feature. The more different the better, so consider size, color, texture, and shape.

Of course, a water garden featuring landscaping rocks is also a popular pick. Anything from a pond to a water garden or using rocks to frame a fountain can really make your garden pop. Water is also a naturally soothing, healing element which will make your garden a favorite home retreat. You can even help out local critters by creating a water feature that’s bird and/or bee friendly.

Garden Bed Stones & Rocks

A leveled garden bed is a gorgeous addition to any yard. You can use landscaping rocks for both a design and functional purpose. The options are endless from the shape of the bed to the stones used. Why settle for a boring cedar bed when you could have a wonderland in your backyard? Other gardeners prefer to pay homage to specific location aesthetics, such as creating an Asian design that abides by feng shui or offers a zen garden. Particularly in these trying times, creating a stress-relieving garden is in high demand, and landscaping rocks can help you achieve any style or type of landscape you wish.

From tropical gardens to summer outdoor patios using landscaping rocks, there are countless ideas and options available. It can be overwhelming if you’re just starting to think about using rocks for landscaping, and experts are available to help. The Dirt Bag specializes in landscaping rocks to fit any vision or budget. Contact us today to discuss what you have in mind and to take the first step towards a gorgeous, easily maintained garden.