When it comes to decorating your yard, you have a lot of options at your disposal. However, boulders may provide you the little bit of variety that your yard needs.
A boulder is defined as any rock larger than 16” in diameter. They are available in two basic shapes: round and angular. It is rare to find just one boulder all by itself in nature. They tend to exist in groups of varying shapes and sizes linked by the same underlying geological material. This is where the rules of the Japanese garden come into play to help your contractor create successful constellations of boulders that resemble natural rock outcroppings. Moreover, a boulder worked into a group of smaller sized stones always results in a more beautiful composition. Another thing to consider is that boulders shouldn’t sit on top of the ground - they should be planted into it, to anchor it both physically and visually. Each boulder will have one aspect that is most attractive, so that part can be above the ground.
There is a lot to consider when choosing rocks for your project, and we want to help. Whether you’re a homeowner looking for a DIY project, or a contractor or landscaper wanting to learn more about how to use boulders, we at Patagonia Building Supplies have all the information you need to get started. Contact us today and we will get you one step closer to having the best materials for your outside living areas!
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