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Many times landscaping stones can also be used as stepping stones to get through the area for weeding or other maintenance chores without slogging through the dirt and getting your shoes muddy.

Landscaping stones are available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors enabling the homeowner to use them in many different ways, Some larger stones can be as dig as a small car and can be useful in preventing unauthorized access to your yard by motor vehicles. However, before placing any of these larger landscaping stones along the yard make sure they are not encroaching on any rights-of-way that may have been granted for underground utilities.

Many choose to use landscaping stones, such as marble chips, in lieu of mulch in flower beds. The opportunity with this decision is that any replanting may involve the need to remove all the stones before working on the flowerbeds later. White marble chips can lighten an otherwise dark area of the home’s landscaping, but before putting them in place, make sure all the flowers are in their final resting place and the appropriate steps have been taken to stop any weed growth.

Using Stones To Outline Planting Areas

One of the more popular uses for landscaping stones is for outlining flower beds either next to the house or in isolated parts of the yard. Some stones, originally meant to used as retaining wall, used in one or two layers can set off an area of the yard, isolating it from grass or a driveway. By using appropriately size stones, the bed can appear as totally separate from the remainder of the landscaping.

Depending on the color scheme of your outdoor living space, different colors are available that can either compliment or contrast with the color of the home. While some prefer the landscaping stones seem to disappear when put into place, others appreciate the contrasting colors. Using brick-colored stones adjacent to a brick house can separate the bed while still blending in with the home’s exterior. Other designs of landscaping stones can be made to fit together like a puzzle to create a walkway around or through planted areas. Bye!

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