Are you looking for landscape ideas for your backyard or garden? A landscape design with rocks or stones is a very decorative and popular option for many home gardeners. If you’re looking for an easy way to make your garden stand out or looking for a low maintenance ground covering option, then rocks, pebbles and stones are a great way to go.  

We have put together some of the best landscaping ideas with landscaping stones: 

1. Keeping the water in the soil

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During summers, with the temperatures rising almost as fast as the water bill, using small rocks like in the image above is a great way to xeriscape your landscape. The rocks allow the water to find its way down to the soil, which keeps the plant roots wet. At the same time, these small stones will also keep the sun’s UV rays out so that the water does not evaporate. 

2. Creating a border with rocks

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Using rocks and/or small stones to create a border between your house and the lawn serves more than one purpose.  

The rocks/stones help splatter rainwater away from your house. They also help to keep the grass at a good distance from the walls, which should make mowing the lawn much easier. Moreover, they create a beautiful space you can use to plant flowers. 

3. Fred Flintstone Style 

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This rock/stone firepit and seats looks just like the backyard of Fred Flintstone  

Who wouldn’t love to sit out here with a long wooden stick, and roast some marshmallows (or a couple of beers with friends) with the family and make some warm memories 

This is a great way to make use of that “one” corner in your backyard. 

4. Creating Garden Borders 

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There are various ways in which you can put a border around your flower gardens and along the footpaths.  

Building short walls from rocks/small stones that have been stacked together to create a sturdy wall is not only very practical, but is also very pleasant to look at while taking a stroll or just walking down the footpath. 

5. Low Maintenance Garden Border 


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If you have a tight budget or do not want to spend too much time in your backyard, then this low maintenance garden border between the sidewalk and the lawn is a great option for you 

Using rocks and/or stones like this along the footpath with mulch helps to keep weeds from growing and drastically reduces the amount of water needed to keep your plants and/or flowers alive. 

6. Keep it Simple 

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Sometimes taking a simple approach is the best one.  

Over here in the image above, you can use large boulders to break up large sections of your garden space. But make sure that you scatter the large stones around like in the garden above and add a few stones in the larger open areas. 


You can create your backyard anyway you want. You can view our previous landscaping projects here. 

If you are having trouble finding the right landscaping ideas or need some expert advice then contact your local and professional landscapers at Mountview Landscaping Services and we will be more than happy to design the backyard of your dreams.