How to Instantly Enhance Your Landscape and Garden Using Stones

April 28, 2015

FSI Landscape Supply_image_280415Adding stones to your yard can notably enhance the way it looks. Unfortunately, this is one element that homeowners tend to overlook. If used properly, interlocking stone tiles can add depth and beauty to your garden or yard. Plus, from a practical standpoint, landscaping stones can also contribute to the value of your property.

Framing Flowerbeds

Many people spend hours outside during the summer tending to the plants in their garden. But what many gardeners fail to take into account is how they frame their flowerbeds or vegetable gardens. Natural stone suppliers provide their customers with a number of options for artfully framing flowerbeds or gardens.

As an added bonus, using interlocking stone around your garden is a simple and effective way to keep soil and mulch tastefully contained.

Create a Patio

For many homeowners, using landscaping stones is a simple way to create a patio or pathway in their backyard. This can be an involved project for which you may wish to hire a professional contractor. You’ll need a combination of interlocking stone, concrete, and mortar. The supplier you’re buying the stones from can advise you on the best materials to use for the project.

Once you’re done, your yard will be transformed into a beautiful and pleasing outdoor living space.

Stones as Mulch

Though using stones as mulch may cost more than traditional materials, natural stone suppliers tell their customers that doing this has several advantages. Stone is a durable material that can last for the lifetime of your garden. With most organic mulches, you will need to replace it regularly.

On an aesthetic level, stones, depending on the colour, can provide a contrast to the colour of the foliage in your garden. If you have a favourite flowerbed, shrub, or other piece of foliage in your garden or yard you wish to draw attention to, stone mulch is one way to do so.

Stone Walls

Stone walls have a number of uses. A stone-retaining wall can prevent erosion on a hillside or terrace, or be used to clearly mark a property line. A stone wall can also be used to protect a garden.

However, natural stone suppliers tell their clients that installing a stone wall presents a series of challenges pertaining to trees and other obstacles. Professionals recommend building a stone wall across a sloping hill instead of flat terrain.

Other Uses

Interlocking stones for landscaping have a number of uses. If you live in an area that frequently experiences water shortages, using landscaping stones can create a low-maintenance yard. Natural stone suppliers can also provide you with everything you need to create natural stone fountains and walls.

If you’re looking to build a deck, interlocking stones can make a perfect foundation for one.

If you’re planning to install landscaping stones this summer, call FSI Landscape Supply Ltd., the leading natural stone suppliers in the GTA. We offer interlocking stone in a number of varieties as well as stone for mulch—all at a low price.

When it comes to choosing the right size of landscaping stone for your project, you want to be sure you’re making the right selection. Our team of experts will advise you on the best interlocking stone for your landscaping project and have you enjoying your new stone feature in no time.

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