Unloading Shipment of Tennessee River Rock
Natural stone is one of the most versatile elements available for a landscape makeover. Rocks add texture and contrast, serve as a durable groundcover and require little to no maintenance. Typically used for walkways, driveways, edging, borders, drainage ditches and tree rings, rock can also be used as an addition or alternative to mulch beds.
TYPES OF ROCK
There are several types of landscaping rock including pea gravel and Tennessee River Rock. Tennessee River Rock is harvested in the mountains of Tennessee. It is a smooth, natural aggregate that has a blended color palette of browns, grays and neutral tones.
River Rock is available in sizes ranging from three-quarter inch to boulder size. Small (three quarter inch) to medium-sized (5 inch) rock is ideal for use with ponds and water features, rock gardens, edging for plant beds and dry creek beds. Large-sized (6 to 14 inch) rock can be used to cover block masonry walls or chimney exteriors and is also an excellent choice for edging. (We do not recommend using large-sized rock for use in building freestanding, all-stoned stacked walls without mortar.)
Boulders accent any landscape whether grouped amongst plantings or used to divide areas in a garden. Consider the following factors when integrating boulders into your landscape: the choice of boulder should coordinate with both the details of your house and your landscape.
Keep the boulder size to scale of the space. The most common mistake is using undersized boulders. If larger boulders aren’t possible, use several modestly-sized ones.
Boulders tend to exist in groups of varying shapes and sizes. (Think nature – you don’t typically find one boulder all by itself.) A boulder placed among a group of smaller-sized stones will result in a more beautiful composition.
Boulders are “planted” into the ground. (They don’t sit on top of the ground.) Plant the stone so that it appears to “rise up” from the vegetation surrounding it.
A single boulder usually doesn’t look good because there is no context. Always use odd numbers of at least three boulders to create a more natural look.