how to make rockery

How to make a rockery - Saga

Landscape compositions are quite varied. Each of them has its own character and personality. Our article will help you create a unique stone party on your site, which will be a real gem in your garden.
Due to the presence of rocks used for the formation of rock sections, similar objects backyard decor is often confused with alpine stone parties gorkoy.Osnovnym difference from alpine slides should be considered as absence of layering, but it does not rule out the formation of stone pikov.Crom of flat stone decorations often placed in the shade of the garden, while the residents of the stone party require intense lighting.

When forming more stone compositions are quite large stones, while for flat stones subject to landscape scenes, not only large stone blocks and gravel linens, which is a kind of mosaic background, is the advantageous set of the beauty of the residents of the stone parties.
When creating a flat-stone plant object focus is not only wildlife, but also on the interest of cold stone, which is a kind of "competing" with plants, "proves" its unique. After having seen such a composition for the first time, each person reacts differently: KTO will be fascinated by a handful of small stones, whose magnetism is somewhat diluted with slight vegetation and KTO to believe that gravel is necessary stone parties only to emphasize individuality rasteniy. In most cases, rock parties can meet representatives of miniature coniferous vegetation, while they are often not used in the alpine mountains.

Depending on the plant, used to form stone lots, there are three main types of such garden decoration.
 European rockeries
In order to create this type of rock species, plants are used whose natural habitat is the center strip.
 English rockeries
It has the most classic, restrained view. The center of gravity in this garden is made largely on the greens. There are ornamental varieties of Artemisia, different types of conifers and a variety of cereals.

In addition to the classic stationary rock parties, there are also the so-called "mobile stone parties." Most often, the composition is formed into a beam, with the inner part removed beforehand to give a kind of container.

To create a decorative garden stone should follow the basic rules, including the important localization criteria and the formation of the composition:
When creating stone boulders used initially shrink and dwarf species.
In order to form the composition, it is best to choose hardened fauna. This will avoid the formation of "defective" islands destroying the harmony of the design idea.

Describes the parts of landscape architecture is not. It should limit the visual boundaries, creating a clearly defined area. It is understood that the rock parties are an imitation of a fragment of the natural landscape, so "forced" optical imaging elements are irrelevant here.
Determine the location to create Grow-Stone tandem, should choose the most viewed part of infield. If there is a geographic phenomenon, the best place to build a harmonious garden rock parties begins.
Stone decorations can serve as independent elements in landscape architecture, and are a harmonious addition of another object (for example, an artificially created pond or ornamental fountain).

Stones in stone parties special attention. Large form based on a decorative object, a little used to create a kind of background.
When choosing the most important block is preferable cases have aesthetically appealing.

For the formation of rock lots should not be used excessively ornate and rich flowering rasteniya.Krome of their wishes should be given to the most unpretentious low-growing naturalies.
Plants that are best suited for forming a flat stone garden, divided into four main groups.

Creating stone parties should choose two or three large rocks, which will form the foundation of a landscape scene.
For accents and improve the aesthetic effect stones must use two or three colors. It is desirable not to use granite gray palette, which will be lost in the background of lush greenery.
Very impressive look of stone garden objects from different sources in the natural environment. For example, a structured piece of orange or brown slate looks good along with a smooth black stone taken from the ocean coast. So far, there are still skeptics who believe that flat stone garden should be formed by the stones belonging to the same breed.
Before setting up the keystroke items (weight the stone may be so important that it is installed, and navigating through the garden requires special equipment) must be concrete instead of its installation site, or at least pour a layer of the middle part of the spillage. Otherwise, stone blocks will eventually move deep into the ground.

Conifers (dwarf species). Mix a variety of conifers plants to form a harmonious rock recommends the use of low-growing varieties of juniper berries, spruce, pine, cypress, tuja spherical and other interesting miniature species of this group.
Low-growing bushes. Among the many different plants in this group as an example, compact varieties Cinquefoil bushes, some types of SPIREA Japanese woman, nicked and honeysuckle, Straight, horizontal cotoneaster.
Perennial perennials. Perennial perennials (sip, ornamental onion, Heuchera, almond flowers, primula, geranium, hosts) make it possible to vary the composition and add some color. These plants go well with onions (daffodils, crocuses, tulips, Proleski), which can also be parties the landscape plant stone fantasy.
Ground cover. To create a garden stone to not use soil cultivators to grow quickly. Well in the overall image of the object that creates design ideas, such plants fit in this group like sedum, almond flowers, arabisy, young, cat paw, flox subulate, Aubrieta. It gives a touch of natural moss.

The last stage

After all the inhabitants of the stone garden took its rightful place, you can start decorating the compositions with small stones.
First match the middle layer of gravel fractions. It will lay the foundation for the formation of a layer of decorative stone. In addition, such "pillow", naturalness adds to creating compositions, safely concealing the traces of human interference in the formation of the landscape.
On top of the first layer is covered with a decorative Stone background stone sections. At the same time there are many ways to place gravel: it can simply spread the entire area formed by the site, and it is possible to use gravel multiple colors to form a variety of patterns. If you use stones from the ocean coast, the more often they meet individually and form a kind of surface that will make its way through the incorporation of ground vegetation.
Prerequisite properly well-equipped parts are to fill the entire area of ​​the composition that remains between large rocks and planted plants, stone loose gravel or pebbles. And we should remember that the smaller the plant should smaller stones surround it.

Stick to the basic rules, used to create a stone garden as described here, to add a touch of imagination and individuality, you can create a unique landscape masterpiece that will delight the eye from season to season without losing its charming appeal .