Rock gardens are a distinctive form of landscaping design that will boost the visual attractiveness of your property. They can be installed on balconies, the back yard front yard, or anywhere that will create visual interest. There are a number of benefits you’ll gain from their installation.

What are Rock Gardens?

A rock garden, which may also be known as an alpine garden or rockery, is a plot or field which is structured to showcase various types of rocks, boulders or stone formations. Rock gardens differ from boulder formations in that they will often be smaller and feature lots of plants, particularly species which perform well in soils that have been drained well and are not heavily irrigated.

Why Should You Get Rock Gardens?

One benefit of rock gardens is that they don’t require a lot of maintenance, especially when compared to a classical garden. Rock gardens are some of the most robust features you can install and unless you throw in a fountain or two you will find the maintenance to be minimal. Rock gardens are also ideal in situations where you’re finding it difficult to grow a normal yard on your property.

In some areas, grass may not readily take root and attempts by property owners to seed the yard space may fail. This is a great example of a scenario where a rock garden can be useful. It can replace grass which is ailing by selecting some gravel or small rocks to fill in the area to produce a space that you and visitors to your property will enjoy. Many people also see rock gardens as being a form of geological art. No two gardens will be exactly the same, and you’re only limited by your imagination.

The color patterns which are displayed by natural rock are both igneous and metamorphic, and will rival anything that a professional graphic designer can come up with. Rock gardens give you infinite design choices and installation is easy. Rock gardens, unlike traditional gardens, will also withstand the New Jersey climate much better. They don’t require shelter during winter, and you won’t have to replant during spring, which is common with classical gardens. Any climate which gets really hot during summer, such as a desert, or really cold during winter is the perfect place for rock gardens, as they have the durability to withstand anything nature throws at them.

Why Choose Fitz’s Fish Ponds for Rock Gardens?

Fitz’s Fish Ponds has become New Jersey’s top pond and water garden contractor, but our repertoire of services doesn’t stop there. We also specialize in landscaping and this includes the installation of a rock garden. Our team of friendly staff members will sit down and consult with you regarding the type of rocks you want, the best plants to install with them, and the perfect location on your property to install it so visitors will marvel at the visual appeal and sophistication. At FFP, we are more than just contractors; we’re artists that work with nature. Contact us today to learn more!