Designing A Rock Garden – What You Should Know

The design should suit the situation. On sloping ground you can build a natural looking outcrop or a series of terraces or a combination of the two for a very large rockery. On a level site a more acute outcrop, with strata lines at a 45 degree angle, can work well, or choose a series of flattish stones to create a pavement effect with horizontal strata lines. Careful planning is essential. Mark out the site using string and improve drainage if necessary, if you have heavy soil this may mean digging a hole 12 inches deep, half filling it with rubble and covering it with a layer of sharp sand before topping with good quality, free draining topsoil mixture.

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Designing A Rock Garden – What You Should Know