Illustrated Guide to Hardscaping
Illustrated Guide to Hardscaping (or “landscape construction”), supplied by the Texas A&M Extension. Learn how to build brick paths and patios, steps, drainage systems, parking spaces, arbors and benches.
Landscaping With Rocks
When you're "Rocky Mountain high" on landscaping, you use rocks in every conceivable way to enhance your landscape: in erosion control, a rock walk, walls, rock gardens and more. An amusing and informative site about high altitude landscaping: its charms and challenges.
Planted Pockets Give Life to Stone Walls
Garden Evolution.com's look at taking the opportunistic approach to dealing with unwanted gaps in a stone wall. Their answer: plug them with plants! This article shows how to make stone walls come to life by filling cracks with drought-tolerant plants.
Replacing the Lawn With a Patio Xeriscape
Interesting article from Less Lawn.com on saving time and money by covering a lawn area with patio stones, effectively eliminating the lawn. In place of a lawn you are left with an extended patio. The technique is inexpensive, precludes drought problems and, depending on your tastes, may even be an aesthetic enhancement.
Resources for Building With Stone
The library of FindStone.com provides resources for those wishing to build with stone. Use the drop-down lists (selection boxes) to navigate to the topic that interests you. You'll find everything on this site from illustrated stone wall patterns to lists of the pros and cons of various hardscape materials.
The Use of Stone in Japanese Gardens
A stone is not just a stone in traditional Japanese gardens. Even if you are not interested in the philosophy behind stone in Japanese landscaping, you may pick up some interesting ideas from this link.
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