Landscape Rock in Arizona
Ask almost anyone about landscaping and they will immediately think of plants. While this is a natural consideration, landscaping with rocks and stones as a means of accompanying plants or trees can add color and texture to your yard. Indeed, landscape rock can be a fantastic stand-alone design choice that provides the exterior of your home with real character.
Living in Arizona, this makes perfect sense. Not only do we have a wide selection of landscape rock choices, it is a popular and cost effective landscaping choice consistent with out climate.
Types of Landscape Rock in Arizona
While some homeowners may think they can just go outside and choose rocks for their yard, there are a number of things to consider. For example, some rocks will weather faster than others while certain types of rock will accumulate moss extremely quickly. Unless you have intimate knowledge of rocks, it is best to let the experts at AZ Rock Pros educate you on the choices:
Red Sandstone: A porous rock that crumbles easily and possesses a weathered appearance. It will weather faster than other stones and red sandstone chips are often used to mulch gardens.
Weathered Limestone: This is a common choice in landscaping and it is even possible to order boulders.
Lava Rock: A very porous and lightweight rock, lava rock contrasts well with white gravel and makes a terrific accent piece for your garden. It is important to purchase it during the summer because in winter, frozen water can dramatically increase the weight and since quarries charge by the pound, you will end up paying more for less rock in winter.
Cobblestone: Small rounded stones that are generally used to form a pathway by being placed close together.
Fieldstone: A rock that has not been altered by man or machine, fieldstone is found in its natural environment and is ideal for those looking for a natural themed lawn or garden.
Why Choose Landscape Rock?
Environmental: Landscape rock will make any yard or garden look more attractive as they provide a more ‘natural’ look. If you want to commune with nature, all you need to do is go to your back garden!
Savings: Spending as little as 5% of your property’s value on landscaping can add tens of thousands of dollars to the value of your home.
Gardening: You can use the chips of landscape rock to mulch your garden every year. This will save you a lot of time and effort not to mention cash. These chips are also better than wood chips or leaves for mulching as they don’t break down.
Temperature Stability: We recommend a fully covered landscape because it keeps the surface temperature stable as the Arizona sun heats the rocks during the day. At night, the rocks slowly release heat into the ground.
Low Maintenance: It can also reduce the level of maintenance in your yard because the gravel prevents weed seed that blows in from germinating. The result is less wear and tear in your garden and also a reduced need for weed killer.