Rock Garden Supplies Atlanta GA

Rock gardens are also known as Japanese rock gardens, landscape gardens or Zen gardens. See below to learn more and to gain access to garden supply stores in Atlanta, GA that give access to rock gardens as well as advice and content on landscaping and rock garden design.

Bates Ace Hardware
(404) 351-4240
1709 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Hardware Stores, Perennials, Plants, Seed, Shrubs, Wildflower Seed

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Southeast Agronomy, Inc
(404) 825-6861
P.O. Box 422294
Atlanta, GA

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Ashe-Simpson Garden Center
(770) 458-3224
4961 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Atlanta, GA
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Annuals, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Soil & Amendments, Trees

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Comet Nursery
(770) 309-2994
4419 Floyd Rd Sw
Mableton, GA

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Workbench Ace Hardware
(770) 394-6938
1316 Dunwoody Village Parkway
Atlanta, GA
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Annuals, Hand Tools, Shrubs

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Habersham Gardens Inc
(404) 873-2484
2067 Manchester Street
Atlanta, GA
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Aquatics, Arborist Services, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Artisan Crafts, Basket Liners, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Biological Control, Bird Baths, Bonsai, Bulbs, Business Services, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Compost, Composting, Composting Supplies, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers, Control Release Fertilizers, Crop Protection, Cutting Tools, Cypress Mulch, Decorative Planters & Urns, Display Structures, E…

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Hastings Nature & Garden Center
(404) 869-7447
3920 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA
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Algaecide / Mossicide, Annuals, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Artisan Crafts, Biostimulant, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Business Services, Candles & Holders, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Clothing, Compost, Compost Tea, Composting, Composting Supplies, Conifers / Evergreens, Container / Barrel Water Garden Kits, Container Gardening, Container Plants,…

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Vi Maintenance/mulch
(678) 231-9739
4061 Moreland Ave
Conley, GA

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Home & Garden Design
(770) 938-6688
Atlanta, GA

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Bentley Gardens
(678) 779-9709
4579 Dellrose Drive
Dunwoody, GA
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Rock Gardens | A garden for any season

A garden for any season

If you've been told that you have a "brown thumb," don't worry; you can still create a beautiful outdoor sanctuary. Rock gardens consist of an array of carefully arranged stones and other natural materials. Unlike traditional plant gardens, landscaping rock gardens are easy to maintain and simple to create using inexpensive supplies.

Creating Japanese Rock Gardens

Japanese or Zen rock gardens are, perhaps, the best-known types of natural rock gardens. In some parts of Asia, these gardens or "dry landscapes" are considered a true art form and have graced the land around Zen Buddhist temples for over 1,000 years.

The basic layout of a Japanese rock garden consists of one or more large, dark-colored stones surrounded by a field of small, lighter-colored pebbles, which are often raked into smooth, neat rows. The arrangement is intended to conjure up images of craggy islands rising out of the ocean waves and to provide an aesthetically pleasing respite from the hubbub of modern life.

To create Japanese rock gardens, select small and large stones of contrasting colors. Try to find multi-toned, irregularly shaped "island" stones that resemble actual mountains and natural landscape elements. Mossy stones are ideal, because the moss will appear to be "grass" growing on the "island." For your "ocean" pebbles, look for stones specially made for Zen rock gardens or select smooth, sparkling white pebbles at your local landscape supply store.

Creating Rock Water Gardens

The rock water garden, an unusual subtype of rock garden, is the polar opposite of the Japanese dry landscape. Many people build elaborate ponds in their backyards, but you can also create rock water gardens in small natural or hand-dug ponds or in large, shallow artificial containers. Fountains, waterfalls and various lighting effects are easy to add using simple kits. Fish and water plants are optional, but add vibrancy to any natural rock garden.

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