42,573 large boulder Outdoor Design Photos

Mary-Liz Campbell Landscape Design
7 Reviews
Mary-Liz Campbell Landscape Design
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This is a planting around large boulders. Plants include junipers, Japanese blood grass, cleome, butterfly grass, sedums, pennisetum.
garden on slope,This is a planting around large boulders. Plants include junipers, Japanese
This is a planting around large boulders. Plants include junipers
This is a planting around large boulders. Plants include junipers, Japanese blood grass, cleome, butterfly grass, sedums, pennisetum. Purple Buddlia, pale pink flowers are the annual
“plushness” — Lowes
Princeton Scapes Inc
1 Review
lake house
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sloope can this style of boulder wall stabilize?
I love the look of this boulder wall that allows for plantings between the boulders. What is the slope of the grade here? Our yard has a 4' drop in some spots and I wonder if we can do this rather than a traditional boulder wall. Thank you!
the slope runs approx. 12 feet to 20 feet. How well this works really depends upon the site - drainage, access, width the slope can run, size of the boulders, type of plants as well as the type of material the ground/ slope consists of. Lots of variables, I hope that helps.
place boulders. Well-placed boulders can stabilize the grade as well as create microclimates for a variety of plants. By deliberately placing large boulders parallel to the top of the bed, you can create water-retentive planting pockets for moisture-loving plants. By placing smaller boulders perpendicular
“Outside” — cindyanno
Randy Thueme Design Inc. - Landscape Architecture
1 Review
Carmel Highlands
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An ocean view on the coast with boulders as patio seating. The rocks encircle an outdoor fire pit, and are on flagstone pavers
What was the design idea behind placing the boulder seats in such a way that people would have to sit either with their backs to the ocean or to the firepit?
I think it's also because it is trying to flow with its surrounding. Boulders become part of the water.
Large boulder rocks used as seats…great idea for around our hot tub area!
Flagstone, creeping thyme and boulders for a hardscape patio
Colorado red flagstone patio with sitting boulders
Use of boulders as seats, flowering low-height plants
The large boulders used in this coastal landscape provide abundant seating around the fire pit while maintaining the naturalistic feel of the site. Built furniture
“for upper patio area?” — A Yard & A Half Landscaping Cooperative, Inc.
The Design Build Company
15 Reviews
Solana xeriscape, cameron flagstone, drought tolerant, terrace retaining walls
Ideabooks5,242
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Boulder retaining wall, very natural with large and small stones
Is this the "boulder look" you
like the boulder & stone combo in the picture 2 after this.
Love the big size boulders on the landscaping.
Love clumping grasses, nice boulders here and not too much grass, but enough to satisfy.
Use of boulders in a retaining wall.
is sloped or on an incline, called a grade change, large boulders can be moved into place to create different levels, or terraces. The soil is cut back to create a ledge or a flat surface, and boulders are settled in to hold the soil back. Boulders can be mortared together or dry set, stacked or nestled
nestled without mortar. Many times it's the sheer weight of the boulder that keeps it in place. When creating a retaining wall of any kind, remember to include weep holes, so moisture or rainwater can escape. You can do this by adding a smaller-diameter PVC pipe in between the rocks to act as a drain.
“Colour of the rocks” — amimmo
Jay Sifford Garden Design
9 Reviews
Asian Inspired Woodland Garden
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version of a Japanese yatsuhashi, or zig zag, bridge. It is clad in concrete backer board. I wanted to simulate a granite mountain plateau with a boulder peak. The client purchased the concrete lantern which perfectly complements the entrance to this woodland garden. Photo by Jay Sifford
d arbor, a pair of sculptures or large boulders, an opening in a tall hedge or, as this photograph shows, a bridge. This bridge over a dry creek bed is a clear point of departure for the upcoming journey. Its yatsuhashi, or zigzag design, plus the lantern and boulder clearly set the theme for this A
point of departure for the ensuing journey. The garden entrance may be a gate, a set of old doors, a vine-covered arbor, a pair of sculptures or large boulders, an opening in a tall hedge or, as this photograph shows, a bridge.
“Bridge over dry creek” — lorrainewelch
Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design
32 Reviews
Portland Landscaping Outdoor Living
Ideabooks5,576
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Pretty large boulders that aren't just flat.
Garden Boulders 2013 Bordering water features.You can't beat the impact of boulders for water
Love the volume of water and large stones to keep the eye flowing
How to Use BouldersBordering water features.You can't beat the impact of boulders for water features that are intended to look very organic and natural. These rocks are often mortared around the edges of ponds as well as used to create waterfalls or rock walls on the edges of swimming pools.
“Warerfall....stonework” — therealmarkt
Carolyn Chadwick
Garden design in Greece on the island of Paros
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Topography refers to the surface shape and features of your property. Is your site sloped, stepped or flat? Are there large boulders or rock croppings? Is there a pond? Many sites have a combination of topographical elements. Choosing where to locate your house in relation to
dramatic setting and take full advantage of sweeping views, the foundation design will be extremely expensive. (Here’s a cost-saving tip: Avoid large retaining walls.)
filling large space with drought-tolerant plants
Topography refers to the surface shape and features of your property. Is your site sloped, stepped or flat? Are there large boulders or rock croppings? Is there a pond? Many sites have a combination of topographical elements. Choosing where to locate your house in relation to
“This is where I want to live” — nirakschat
Charles McClure - Professional Site Planning
1 Review
Charles McClure, landscape architect
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“Asian inspired large boulder inserted into rectilinear space. Japanese Maple. Texture contrast with black mondo grass.”
Raised planter, single large tree to provide shade, effective use of shapes.
A couple of large stones with small tree
Roll With Boulders for High Landscape Impact Photo 1 of 9 Isn't a boulder just a big rock? Well, it depends. The difference between a big rock and a boulder is, well, size. A boulder is generally a rock that is at
Isn't a boulder just a big rock? Well, it depends. The difference between a big rock and a boulder is, well, size. A boulder is generally a rock that is at least 10 inches across. It can be smooth or rugged, rounded or somewhat flat, but it's the size that sets it apart. Every geographic area has its
“planters around Entry's steps” — carolcolin
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