Choosing the best rocks for landscaping in your lawn or garden.

Landscaping rock can be used in many ways to improve the overall function and appearance of your yard. There really is no limit to the number of ways you can use landscape rock within your design plan. But before you start sketching out your ideas and purchasing your landscape materials, you need to know what types of landscaping rock are available to you.

What Are the Different Types of Landscaping Rock

Do you know the Different Types of Landscaping Rock

You can use small stones for mulch. This is one of the choices for in-organic mulch, meaning, it does not break down like wood chips or leaves. Sizes come from 1/4 to 4 inches average size in bulk. Landscape rock is available in many colors and textures.

Different Kinds of Rocks in Landscaping

Large Stones

Which range from the size of a small car to the size of a soccer ball, large stones could be decorative or functional. Placed in the edge of your property, boulders function as a barrier to cars driving to your garden. Placed alone or encompassed by plants, large stones serve as a dramatic focus.

Rainbow rock

It’s fascinating to hear the name of the rainbow. It touches our heart. Same is the case with this rock. The size of this rock is large when compared with other rocks. This rock is a decent addition to your outer yard if you are willing to attract other people to your yard.


Flagstones are wide, flat rocks which make perfect stepping stones. The stones may be used in pathways, or you can build a whole patio with them. Flagstone paths or patios should be laid over a bed of sand to supply a stable surface with good drainage. Planting low-growing ground cover for example creeping thyme in the spaces between your stones complements the flagstone and adds an all natural look to the landscape.


Boulders can be used as visual “anchor points” in your overall landscape design. In our backyard, we have a boulder surrounded by ornamental grasses, and it sits in a place where the pool deck intersects with the back porch.