(Karen Anderson, Vestavia Hills, AL)Watered Down If you can drag your eyes away from the adorable frog on frog action happening in this picture, you will see a great example of decorative rock. River rocks have just the right texture for a water feature. They look like theyve been in place for centuries, lovingly worn smooth by the running water.
You may keep your favorite pet rock in a shoe box in the closet, but the rest of the mineral family has to make its own way in the cold, hard world outside. Thats OK. There are plenty of places in your yard where they can feel right at home. Lets take a look at how to get your yard in shape with stones of all sizes and styles. Seriously Stacked Dry stacked stone walls are common enough in the old country, but you dont see a lot of these in the U.S. Thats a pity, because theres nothing that lasts longer than a carefully hand built, natural rock wall. Weight and friction hold this structure firmly in place. It will probably still be standing long after everyone reading this blog has taken a dirt nap. If you dont mind the haphazard look of stacked stone, this is the way to go.