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What are some easy ways to incorporate rocks in landscape design?

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Easy ways to incorporate rocks into a landscape include mulching with river rock, using accent boulders, building a dry creek bed, lining a walkway and creating rock borders. River rocks are small and easier to move than larger boulders for DIY home landscaping.

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What are some easy ways to incorporate rocks in landscape design?
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River rock mulch works well around sturdy shrubs or in beds without plants. Smaller plants may have difficulty growing with heavy rocks around them.

Large accent boulders create a focal point in the landscaping. River rocks make a fitting ground cover around the accent boulders. Medium-sized rocks are an option for creating borders around landscaped areas or along walkways.

A dry creek bed uses river rocks to create a small creek-like pathway through the yard. It works as a decorative element or to direct water through the yard so it doesn't leave gullies.

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