One of the most economical ways to enhance the landscape surrounding your home is to build a rock garden. This is not only more economical in regards to money when building, but it is also more efficient in regards to your home water consumption.
Carefully look over the proposed site for your rock garden. You should clear the area of unwanted plants, such as spindly grass varieties and diseased trees and plants.
If you plan to do some planting along with the rocks, make sure to test the soil to determine its level of acidity and its general pH. It is a good idea, even after you have placed your rocks and mapped out any other plants, to wait a full growing season before you attempt to plant in your rock garden. This will ensure that the soil as settled, and it will give you a chance to make sure that you have removed any weeds.
Fore aesthetic purposes, do not evenly space your rocks, or chose rocks of the same size or shape. A little variety in the types of rocks used is desirable, as is a little variety in the plants chosen to place in a more conventional garden. If you wish to have a great deal of plants, then your rocks should be spaced further apart to make more room.
Rock gardens can be a great, inexpensive way to enhance the appearance of your garden. It can even help you to limit your water consumption during the drought.