If you plan on building a rock garden, you should think about different ideas for how it should look and be laid out across your outdoor area. Rock gardens are an interesting way to spruce up your outdoor areas, especially if you don't want the hassle of maintaining plants and trees. But, to make sure you build something that is aesthetically pleasing, consider a few of these ideas for your rock garden.
For a rock garden that's certain to stand out, buy white rocks and layer them a few layers deep so a little of the surface below your white rocks shows through. A white rock garden is absolutely stunning because of how it will contrast with almost everything around it. To spice up your white rock garden, and perhaps even highlight your plants, you can layer white rocks around your plants. The contrast of the plant colors and the white rocks makes for a beautiful combination. Also, the white rocks protect the plants' soil from drying up from cold air and the sun.
Red rocks are also nice to use for rock gardens because they have a soothing tone to them. While red normally means danger and alert, red rocks have a calming ease about them, reminding you of lost deserts and lone mountains and the serenity that comes from those secluded places. Red rocks can be used the same way white rocks are used, by simply layering over a space, with plants added if you'd like to create more contrast.
Pebbles come in multiple colors, shapes and sizes. If you mix all the variety you can get together and carefully layer them over a small outdoor space, you'll find you have a nice little pebble garden that seems almost natural with how mixed and varied the selection of pebbles are. This also makes you think of a rocky beach that is pretty much available right in your backyard. You can even add sand if you like.