Rock Garden Supplies Sioux Falls SD

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 Sioux Falls, SD that give access to rock gardens as well as advice and content on landscaping and rock garden design.

Rock Garden Nursery & Landscape
(605) 338-9148
2101 North Dr
Sioux Falls, SD
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Baumgartner Trees & Landscaping Inc
(605) 332-6797
1701 W Madison St
Sioux Falls, SD
 
R & S Sprinkler & Landscaping
(605) 338-4809
3002 N Presentation Ct
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Pauls Always Green
(605) 334-3684
1111 S West Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Country Acres Tree Farm
(605) 368-5500
26865 468th Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Hieberts Greenhouse Of Sd, Inc
(605) 336-9100
46844 264th St
Sioux Falls, SD

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Rock Garden Nursery & Landscaping
(605) 338-9148
2000 N North Dr
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Eagle Lawn & Landscape Inc
(605) 366-1111
3408 North Potsdam Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Cliff Avenue Greenhouse & Garden Center
(605) 362-9727
7310 W 41st St
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Northern Plains Landscaping Inc
(605) 728-4721
5808 S. Sandra Dr.
Sioux Falls, SD
 
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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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