If you are going to landscape your yard with boulders an important factor to consider is size.
Boulders that are too small may not be able to be seen once the surrounding plants grow in. Boulders that are too large can look awkward or take over your other landscape features.
Before you come out to one of our yards you can determine what size will work best in your yard by filling different size plastic trash bags with crumpled newspaper. You can use these filled bags to create the size of boulders you think will work best in your yard. This will also give you an idea of where boulders would look best in your yard and how many boulders you will want to use in your landscape design.
- A good rule of thumb is placing your boulders in odd numbers and groupings. And vary your sizes.
- Be sure to record the dimensions, (height, width and depth) of your ‘boulders’ and bring these with you when making your selections at our yard.
- Just as important as the color and shape of your stone is the look of stability and permanence in your garden. The general rule is to place approximately 1/3 of the boulder below grade. However, this isn’t always necessary – you just want to achieve the look that your boulders are laying naturally in the soil – not sitting on top.
Check out our Apache Pink, Kino Blue, and Southwest Brown boulders below, they are just 3 of the many boulders we carry at SWB:
A diminutive constellation of pale pink pastel hues, with a hint of deepening red. The understated quality of this boulder and refreshing pastel tones make it an ideal choice for any landscape back drop.
Kino blue is a cacophany of color. Rusty browns, wine reds, faded grays and an unnaturally bright blue collide across a stone canvas in a chaotic storm. Kino blue is the stone of choice for a lively application.