One way to keep your landscaping looking neat and
uncluttered while making it appear full is through the use of
bagged landscaping stones.
Available in a variety of shapes and sizes they can also be
used to separate different types of plants and work for soil
retention in wet climates. Many times bagged landscaping stones
can also be used as stepping stones to get through the area for
weeding or other maintenance chores without slogging through
the dirt and getting your shoes muddy.
Bagged landscaping stones are available in a
wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors enabling the homeowner
to use them in many different ways, Some larger stones can be
as dig as a small car and can be useful in preventing
unauthorized access to your yard by motor vehicles. However,
before placing any of these larger bagged landscaping stones
along the yard make sure they are not encroaching on any
rights-of-way that may have been granted for underground
Many choose to use bagged landscaping stones, such as marble
chips, in lieu of mulch in flower beds. The opportunity with
this decision is that any replanting may involve the need to
remove all the stones before working on the flowerbeds later.
White marble chips can lighten an otherwise dark area of the
home’s landscaping, but before putting them in place, make sure
all the flowers are in their final resting place and the
appropriate steps have been taken to stop any weed growth.
Using Stones To Outline Planting Areas
One of the more popular uses for bagged landscaping stones
is for outlining flower beds either next to the house or in
isolated parts of the yard. Some stones, originally meant to
used as retaining wall, used in one or two layers can set off
an area of the yard, isolating it from grass or a driveway. By
using appropriately size stones, the bed can appear as totally
separate from the remainder of the landscaping.
Depending on the color scheme of your outdoor living space,
different colors are available that can either compliment or
contrast with the color of the home. While some prefer the
bagged landscaping stones seem to disappear when put into
place, others appreciate the contrasting colors. Using
brick-colored stones adjacent to a brick house can separate the
bed while still blending in with the home’s exterior.
Other designs of bagged landscaping stones can be made to
fit together like a puzzle to create a walkway around or
through planted areas. Surfaces can be either smooth or rough
depending on your intention of the path’s purpose. For walking
on, rough surface stones can help prevent slipping in wet