Friday, November 6, 2015

DIY Garden Projects with Rocks

I love projects with rocks. I don’t know if it’s because they are such a natural element, or because they are all so different, or just because it’s like playing with adult legos… But I love them! So when I run across a great DIY project with rocks, all I want to do is start digging around in the garden for some great basalt and quartz! We ran across all these creative garden projects with rocks that any of you can do. Use something from nature and create useful and artful accents for your garden!

Our feature project above and below, is a wire and stone heart craft by ‘Country Woman’…  Photos for Country Woman by StockFood/Gallo Images.

‘Better Homes Australia’ shows us how to make a water feature with stones. I love this! Can you think of a better use for rocks? Great tutorial with lots of photos.

‘Oh My Creative’ made a vegetables garden in a stone spiral, one of the most creative veggie gardens I have ever seen. Lot’s of photos!

Create a pebble mosaic with these instructions form ‘BHG’… Make you walkway or patio something special!

‘This Old House’ shows us how to make a stone sczlpture for your garden with these easy instructions, They even tell you what kind of epoxy to use, which can be the hardest thing to figure out for these kind of outdoor projects.

Nancy at ‘Sugar Lump Studios‘ shared this great photo she took while on a girlfriend getaway in Michigan… This is just chicken wire forms filled with stones. Isn’t this the most charming front porch? Thanks for sharing Nancy!

From ‘Prairie Break‘, use this easy idea for all the stones you dig up planting your garden. Stones offer good drainage for a downspout area.

Fresh Ideen‘ brings us this photo from Pinterest (not sure about the original source)… Look for rebar forms or repurposed iron pieces to fill with stones.

This idea on creating a stone fence with wire and posts comes to us from ‘Green Landscapes to Envy‘. Just remember whatever posts/wire/cable set up you use, make sure it is strong enough to hold the weight of the rocks you fill it with.

Project Landscape‘ brings us this idea of making wire rock towers… Use heavy duty wire fencing, join with wire ties, and fill with rocks! Use pieces of rebar stuck through the tower and into the ground to stabilize.

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