While it may sound exquisite, a rock garden is not as hard to create as you may think. All you have to do is choose a spot in your yard where grass naturally doesn’t grow. If you are building your rock garden on a slope then you will want to start at the lowest point of the slope and work your way up to the highest part of the slope. Add soil around each rock in your rock garden and pack it down to ensure that each of the rocks is firmly planted and secured into the ground with the soil. In order to properly secure each rock into the ground you want to be sure that they are at least one third to one half of the way into the soil.
Once you have carefully arrange each rock and secured it in the soil, wait a few days and let the soil settle before moving on to the next step. Once the rocks are settled into place, the next thing that you need to do is ensure that your rock garden has adequate drainage. If you are building your tock garden on a slope, then you already have natural drainage. However, if you do not have a slope available then you will want to create a drainage path for excess water to runoff when it rains. Now, it is time to plant your rock garden plants.
Once your rock garden is in place, the care is fairly easy. All you have to do loosen the soil every once in a while and remove any weeds that grow. If your plants are not growing very well, you may want to consider adding some manure to your plants to help improve the quality of the soil. However, most of the time this is not necessary as most plants that thrive in rock gardens to not require quality soil and will actually do well in poor soil conditions where regular gardens would not thrive.
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