Landscaping Need Help? 3 Ways You Can Use River Rock To Improve It

Landscaping is important for the aesthetics of your home, as this is one of the first things someone sees when they drive or walk up to your home. If your landscaping needs some help to look better this year, one thing you can do is use river rock to improve it. Below are three ways you can do this so you can start designing better landscaping.

Make a Dry Creek Bed

One common way river rock is used in landscaping is to make a dry creek bed. This is because river rocks come from rivers and streams. You can make the creek bed dry, but you can also add water if you prefer.

A dry creek bed will enhance your landscaping as it will give it a natural, visual element. You could put the creek bed in a straight path, or you can put the bed around landscaping features, such as walkways or flower gardens.

Use Around a Fire Pit

If you have a fire pit in your backyard you can build a trench around it and then put river rocks in the trench. River rocks work great for this purpose because these rocks are flame resistant. Using river rock around your fire pit will also give the pit visual appeal.

First lay landscaping fabric in the trench and secure the fabric with landscaping stakes. You can then put the river rock over the landscape fabric.  These river rocks will also prevent weeds from growing around the fire pit.

Make a Walking Path

Another way to use river rock is to create a walking path. This could be a path that leads to your front door or leading to a landscaping feature, such as a flower garden.  If you decide to do this, however, make sure you use smaller rocks. This is because smaller rocks will be much more comfortable to walk on.

Consider putting a trench on each side of the path. This will prevent the river rocks from moving, and it will also make it much easier to mow around the path. A border will also make the path look much nicer.

These are just some of the ways you can use river rocks for your landscaping. If you need help, hire a landscaping contractor, such as from A & A Materials. This professional can also help you know where to purchase river rock or the landscape contractor can purchase the rocks for you.