Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Log Cabin Tip - Landscaping

Rocks are always a necessity in landscaping your log cabin to complete that "woodsy, natural feel." As I mentioned before, we are electing not to use grass but want to incorporate mulch, bushes, wild grasses and rocks. What's even better is if they're free! Greg went "rock hunting" with our log cabin guest Jim this weekend. They came upon a side road that had been grated with all these great large rocks strewn about. I did think it was funny when they were describing their process. Jim would run along the road and put them in a pile, and then Greg would drive by to pick them up and throw them into the flatbed of the truck like a garbage man. But the end result is we have all these wonderful rocks! And we probably saved about $900. We are going to use these rocks to build into the slope where we have our mulch path to the deck.



6 comments:

Jennifer Robin said...

Rocks are one of the best perks that come along with living in the boonies. Eminently useful, and in seemingly endless supply!

Sandy said...

I always use rocks here in the rock, right over my back fence is a great source for them.

looking good so far.

s

SandyVTW said...

great idea with the rocks, this is going to look fabulous! I have a stone wall at home that we started, it's fun. And yes, a seemingly endless supply of rocks...

Brandi said...

I remember gathering rocks when my parents were building our home when I was a girl (many years ago!). It was a lot a work but the resulting fireplace was marvelous! I know you will enjoy the fruits of your labor.

joated said...

My Aerie is on the side of a hill with many exposed slate and shale outcrops. Makes for wonderful low retaining walls and can even be used to cover the exposed wall of the walkout basement, the chimney, the fireplace, etc. (Although we did use faux stone for most of the work on the chimney and fireplace. Much lighter weight, yet nearly indistinguishable from the real thing.)

Jessica said...

Wonderful... I love using rocks in landscaping.