Sometimes nature itself simply makes for the best exterior decor. That’s why pebble garden images are so popular on the internet. People love designs with nature for their backyard, and nothing is cheaper or easier to work with than pebbles and stones.

“Life keeps throwing me stones. And I keep finding the diamonds...” - Ana Claudia Antunes

Adorning a Flower Bed

Lines and patterns make for appealing geometrics
Try different sizes and different colors. Source: Woohome

Rocks can be put anywhere, but usually look the best when there’s some kind of order to them. Fitting them in a flower bed is the right way to start using pebbles in landscaping.

They can be littered throughout the bed, lined up in a row, or act as a sort of barrier. Aside from being cheaper, stones and pebbles offer a lot as a decor piece to the backyard. Here are just some of the benefits of using rocks:

  • Diversifies your yard
  • Can make your yard feel bigger
  • Make for year round exterior decor
  • Require little to no maintenance
  • Can survive harsh weather


Spirals are always sure to attract a lot of attention
Look at what custom spirals can bring to your home. Source: Bored Panda

There so much you can do with rock and stone in the backyard. Landscaping with pebbles and stones will turn your yard into a crafty paradise. Try out some of these ideas and see if they work for you.

Rocks and Plants

Defining boarders among plants and beds
Establish lines along your flower beds. Source: Landscape gt

One of the main reasons why rocks are such a good material to work with is because of their relationship with plants. Rocks help plants by retaining moisture in the soil, keeping grass away from the roots, and occasionally providing shade. It’s a large part of why garden designs with pebbles and pavers are so popular.

Instead of Mulch

Sometimes simple designs are the best
Pebbles and stones can really set the advantage. Source: Bigger than the three of us

Because stones and pebbles will retain water, keep away termites, and add a nice layer to the flower bed, why not use rock instead of mulch? Garden designs with pebbles and pavers can act as a larger, yet inexpensive alternative to mulching your flowers. Also with just the right touch, rocks can look far more appealing.

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