North Corbin, Kentucky
1551 American Greeting Card Rd
Corbin, KY 40701
(606) 523-9166

How to Use Decorative Rocks in Your Landscaping April 1, 2020

North Corbin, Laurel
How to Use Decorative Rocks in Your Landscaping, North Corbin, Kentucky

If you want to add some extra color and texture to your outdoor spaces, decorative rocks are a creative choice. These unconventional landscaping materials provide benefits for many outdoor projects. Here are some of the areas where they might give you just what you’re looking for.

3 Tips for Incorporating Rocks in Your Landscape Design

1. Define Walkways

If you want to add walkways or paths around your yard but don’t want to lay full slabs of concrete, decorative rocks provide a perfect solution. Use flagstone to make up the bulk of it, then fill in the rest with smaller rocks. Alternatively, you can construct the bulk of the path using smaller rocks and define the edges with bricks or paver stones.

2. Cover Garden Beds

landscaping materialsSmall lava rocks and gravel can serve a similar purpose as mulch when added around trees or flower beds. They insulate the ground effectively and hold up well over time while adding extra color and texture to your garden. This solution is especially well suited around plants that don’t need a ton of moisture, such as succulents. 

3. Accentuate Water Features

Water features like small waterfalls and ponds can really enhance the beauty of a yard. Rocks offer a durable surface that doesn’t erode or wear when exposed to water, so they’re perfect for edges or bases of these features. For example, if you want to add a waterfall as a focal point, lava rocks can serve as the base since they provide excellent drainage while also adding beauty and texture.

 

If you’re looking for decorative rocks or any other landscaping materials, head to Surplus Sales. With locations in Elkton, Paducah, and Corbin, KY, the second-generation family business carries everything you need for all your home renovation and landscaping projects, including cabinets, countertops, flooring, tile, mulch, gravel, and stones. The company is known for providing quality materials at affordable prices for homeowners and DIYers. Visit the website to see a selection of available landscaping materials. To inquire about specific items, call (606) 523-9166.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Surplus Sales
The Do’s & Don’ts of Garden Mulching, North Corbin, Kentucky
Mulch is one of the most useful landscaping materials available for your garden. It provides nourishment, retains moisture, and reduces weeds, all of which are es...read more
How to Disinfect Your Countertops, North Corbin, Kentucky
Kitchen countertops encounter a lot of messes, so cleaning and disinfecting them regularly is a must for maintaining a safe and healthy kitchen. Now, the coronavirus pandemic has mad...read more
3 Ways to Use Pavers in Your Landscaping, North Corbin, Kentucky
Whether you're just moving into a new home or making improvement plans for your current one, landscaping materials can have a big impact on the overall appearance...read more
3 Maintenance Tips for Quartz Countertops, North Corbin, Kentucky
Quartz countertops provide natural beauty and lasting durability. The material is made from ground quartzite, a natural mineral, which is combined with resins and pigments to create ...read more
5 Steps to Seal a Granite Countertop, North Corbin, Kentucky
Granite countertops add a natural elegance to your home. Unfortunately, they’re also porous, meaning they’re easily stained by liquids and oils and etched by cleaners and acidic food...read more