How To Use Boulders and Large Rocks To Enhance Your Yard

How To Use Boulders and Large Rocks To Enhance Your Yard

Landscaping doesn’t just mean using various plants and flowers to enhance the look of your front or backyard – it also includes the use of rocks and stones! At MDI Rock, we specialize in natural stone products that are designed to enhance the beauty of your property or project. So, when it comes to landscaping with rocks, our team knows a thing or two about this art form. First and foremost, there are different types of rocks you can use for your landscaping project.

For example, MDI Rock carries over 50 colors of decorative groundcover, which includes rip rap, flagstone, topsoil, sand, gravel and a huge selection of boulders. In this blog, we’re going to discuss ways you can use boulders and large rocks to enhance your yard. But first, let’s talk about our boulders and where they come from! Currently, MDI Rock carries these boulder products: (Click the link to learn more) 

If you don’t see a product you like, don’t worry! Just call our team and tell us what you’re looking for – we will work with you to find the product you want. Moreover, we can be incredibly flexible when it comes to creating a product in the color and size specifications you want, so don’t hesitate to reach out.

Now, back to our tips and tricks for using boulders to enhance your front or backyard – before you jump into this investment, talk to our team about the overall look and feel you’re going for with your landscaping project. Why? Because it’s important to remember – larger stones, like boulders, are usually recommended as a balancing tool. In other words, they can become a focal point and create balance in yards that have a lot of empty space or are adorned with smaller stones and plants. 

Tips & Tricks: Using Boulders To Add Character To Your Property

Although it’s not entirely recommended to use boulders as a disguise mechanism, doing so could add character to your property as well. This is especially true if you live in a neighborhood that has restrictions when it comes to adding or taking things away from your property.  

Another quick tip: invest in a natural stone boulder, not a fake, hollow boulder because we promise you, it’s very easy to spot the difference! We have a very affordable selection of boulders, and we’re happy to work with you on pricing if that is a concern for you. Regardless, choosing a natural stone boulder for your lawn will improve the overall look and feel because it won’t become as damaged over time from the elements. It’s natural stone – so it’ll weather naturally, as it should, unlike a fake, hollow boulder made of plastic and other materials.

In addition to choosing the right boulder, it’s also important you have it placed properly. As a general rule of thumb, large boulders should be planted deeper than a smaller sized one so it looks like it was put there naturally. Our team of rock professionals knows the proper depth, so all boulders placed by us are done so with complete precision. But, if you’re attempting to place the boulder yourself, it’s recommended you carve out four to six inches in depth for the desired look.

If you’re looking to use boulders and large rocks to enhance your yard, look no further than MDI Rock! We’d be happy to work with you to place the boulder of your dreams!