All about crushed stone flower beds

    Know all about the flower beds from rubble is useful for both sophisticated and novice gardener. Registration of them with their own hands with decorative colored crushed stone can be truly exciting. But you still have to figure out how to make a white crushes, which still happens the design of the flower in the country, and how to carefully care for them.


    Rubble flower beds can be organized in various places, and the possibilities of their creation are practically endless. Wherein With the decorative effect of competently selected and well-decorated crushed stone, little can compare. Even the most experienced designers are often choosing this version of the design. You can confidently do without grass, which will further simplify everyday care – the optimal option for those who simply want to be in the country, relax there without any care. From advantages can be noted:

    • Improving the micovenation of the root system of plants;
    • suitability for decorative flavored shrubs;
    • the possibility of manifesting the original design by varying the color;
    • price availability;
    • Possibility of laying without assistance.

    By minuses include:

    • inconvenience when moving barefoot, and partly in open summer shoes;
    • Stirring dry grass, leaves and other small sera with stones (split them very hard);
    • The probability of removing the gravel layer in winter along with snow and ice;
    • The probability of mixing of the laidden rock with the Earth, if the mole settles on the site.

    Choose selection

    But if it is decided to firmly use a crushed stone for landscape design of the flower, then it will have to be thoroughly selected. Natural stone can be different shades. Decoration of the site both white and color material quite promising. The color depends on which the initial rock. So, white tone has a material that appeared from:

    • marble;
    • limestone;
    • quartz.

    But it is necessary to understand that absolutely clean white color is rather an exception than the rule. Pay for him quite a lot. Yes, and there is no special need – because shades, diluting the monolithic whiteness, are sometimes quite interesting. It is very widely represented on the market crushed gray gray, divided by a lot of shades.Basically, among them dominate:

    • Gabbro;
    • Imitation of granite;
    • basalt;
    • Limestone color.

    The overwhelming majority of designers give preference to imitation of granite. It looks noble and exquisite in any environment. This material is very durable and perfectly resists cold. Gabbro is also in demand, the interesting effect of this breed is the ability to change painting under different weather conditions. Lime and marble types of gray rubble can combine a variety of shades.

    Dark stone is mainly represented by serpentinitis and dioritis. Serpentinite is usually greenish, but in the rain can change its colors. Diorite crushed stone with spotted effect is valued extremely high. Granite stone can have another red or even specific brick. Sandstone and shale mass is painted in yellow, brown or olive tone, sometimes in various combinations.

    Important backfill. So, Small pebbles (not more than 20 mm section) perfectly look close to plants, especially colors. The average faction appreciate the ability to steadily remain on the surface of the Earth and not mix with it. From a large rubble, the fences are mainly built, which constrain the blurring of flower beds and its spreading wind. Alternative application – the creation of compositions in the “Eastern” spirit.

    How to paint material for decor?

    Even even a variety of natural rubble is not bright enough – not trouble. Painting it with your own hands is quite possible.

    We only have to take into account that not every stone is equally well “accepting” the pigments used. Usually caused water paints prepared on acrylic basis.

    The technology implies the use of concrete mixer – without it for an acceptable time, it is impossible to paint anyone for technical reasons for technical reasons.

    How to make it yourself?

    The process of manufacturing the flower complex includes several steps.


    It is extremely desirable to carry out the procedure before planting plants to the designated place. Choosing a plot for dumbling in the country or in front of the house, it is required to surround it with a rope stretched on the necklaces, or another convenient way to show the contour to not be mistaken. IMPORTANT: In some cases, flowerbed with irregular geometry will look more interesting and extraordinary than a simple direct composition. At the selected point, diligently remove all the fertile land at least 0.2 m in depth.

    Additionally, stacked is required:

    • Remove strongly all roots; moisten the land;
    • leave it for 6-7 days;
    • The newly crushed sprouts and the roots of weeds are ruthlessly destroy;
    • switch the selected place;
    • Pour clay or sand of a large fraction to ensure good drainage;
    • Seal the platform using a garden rink;
    • geotextile;
    • Take 1 hole for every 3 kV. m for the most efficient water removal.


    Correctly fall asleep and put gravel only after planting plants. They fill the remaining space. Next put a second level of geotextile. On top of it, the decorative layer of the breed is poured.

    Recommendation: For a greater guarantee of success, the stone before placing on the flower washed thoroughly washed in water, this makes it possible to eliminate the slightest clogging by unnecessary particles that can be in it initially.

    Planting flowers

    It is quite admissible to landing of various plants – because crushed stone and gravel differ excellent compatibility with them. Necessarily take into account, however, the general design of the site and the selected decorative stylist. On the rocky substrate will very pretty look:

    • Various yukki breeds;

    • Roger;

    • cypressive;

    • Sugit;

    • yew.

    Of the colors itself are often used:

    • Customs (he is Sedum);

    • Stone rose;

    • Primorsky Armeria;

    • Badan;

    • thyme;

    • Camery;

    • Yaskolku.

    Some landing recommendations will be useful to each.

    So, the devils advise to plant in the last decade of May, making sure that there is no risk of refund of frosts. In bright sun, this culture will feel uncomfortable. Stone Rose, on the contrary, it will best manifest itself with excess insolation. Between the sockets withstand the gaps strictly 0.15 m.

    The chabral also refers to light-affiliated cultures. The most effective way to landing – the use of seeds. Yaskolka should disembark on a very fertile or additionally improved (about 30 days) additives of organic fertilizer soil. Lamps of landing 0.25-0.3 m.

    But it is important not only the bed of flower beds: it is quite logical to make a flower bed with tracks around from the same rubble to simplify the task and issue space as harmoniously as possible. For tracks Preferred granite gravel. In the lower tier, large material is usually placed, and a small fraction is located on top. As a result, the foundation will be quite firmly, and at the same time the surface will look very interesting. But the gravel type of breed is not recommended – it has sharp edges that are uncomfortable and even dangerous when walking.

    Shale and limestone crushed stone can also decorate a walkway or platform in front of the house. But it is necessary to understand that it is unable to withstand a significant mechanical load. A rather attractive solution is also the use of pebbles (river stone). Not necessarily, although it is very desirable to equip the path of the border. Welcomes the use of pebbles painted in various tones.

    How to make a flowerbed from rubble with their own hands, look in the video.

    Tips for care

    Even the belling of the stone does not mean that you can ignore the need for weeding from weeds. This procedure, however, will need less frequently, but it will have to be made as carefully as possible. Periodically, crushed stone or gravel is required to recall again with a hand robber. Use mechanical, motorized devices not too reasonably. Requires systematic irrigation, as the need for plants occurs, as well as an annual feeding of liquid fertilizers, the proportion of dilution in water specified by the manufacturer cannot violate.

    Examples of registration

    Flower beds can be the most diverse. Presented examples are spoken about it eloquently.

    • The photo shows how the flower bed may look perfectly. Multicolored fragments, curly lines and a common unusual shape look suck and throw.

    • The combination of white and dark gray with a blue rubble thaw also turns out to be a good choice. It is perfectly harmonized with a border and a classic green lawn.

    • But this can be organized a plot from a saturated red rubble with flaky plants.

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