4 Ways to Combine Stones and Plants in Your Garden Space

Creating a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor spaces is a terrific way to elevate your home. Compliment your home’s gorgeous natural stone features by planting lush garden landscapes alongside them. 

Bring life back into your outdoor spaces by adding greenery and carrying your design style into your outdoor spaces, too. Here’s how you can do it:

Jazz up Your Retaining Wall

Retaining walls are a necessary part of outdoor living spaces, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be beautiful. For instance, a staggered stone retaining wall at the front of your home leaves spaces to add greenery and break up the space. 

Another example is a stone retaining wall bordering a pool. A plant arrangement at the top of the wall will section off the space, provide additional privacy and complement your design style. Add a mixture of draping and mid-height tropical plants for a jungle feel, or keep it traditional and elegant with box hedges and hydrangeas.  

A Gorgeous Stairway

Make first impressions count on the stairway up to your property. You have a lovely stone staircase going up to the house that will impress your guests, but elevate it with a garden space that compliments the stone. 

Consider rose bushes and box hedges a timeless favourite for a classic look. Pay homage to the Australian landscape with a selection of native plants. Or welcome the bees with a variety of wildflowers for a charming cottage feel.

Cozy up the Fire Pit

While bear-stone fire pits are a beautiful addition to your outdoor living space, adding greenery can liven up the area and make it somewhere you love to spend time. A great way to do this is by adding a garden bordering the seats of the pit. That way, the focus is kept on your stunning stone fire pit. 

Keep the space bright and airy with trees, e.g., olive or citrus trees, and create an arrangement of mid-height shrubs and small flowering plants in the floor space in between.

Remember the outdoor living spaces when designing, as they are important elements of your home. Add visual interest, ambience and textural elements to complement your natural stone with carefully selected plants and trees. 

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Stepping Stones

Opting for stepping stones instead of a pathway is a fantastic way to fuse stone masonry with landscaping. Stepping stones leave plenty of space for greenery and combining textures to create an interesting landscape design. 

There are a few ways to approach this. One is by highlighting the stepping stones and planting a ground cover or grass in between the stones. As it grows, it will create a lived-in or whimsical feel to the space. 

Another is to surround the larger stepping stones with smaller pebbles and create a garden matching your style on either side of the pathway, a neater approach to keeping the walkway clear.