Rock gardens are usually sited on a sloped hillside. A nice balance of stony outcroppings with the proper rock garden plantings will create a beautiful garden as well as an excellent way to retain the soil. Custom Stonescaping can tailor the stone to plant ratio to suit you taste. Another advantage of a rock garden is eliminating the need to mow a steep lawn. Many people are opting to install a decorative rock garden in lieu of mass planted ivy, or terraced wood or rail road tie timbers. A beautiful, very low maintenance rock garden will add lovely curb appeal to your front as well. Sometimes a rock garden is created to showcase planting in a flat area. We have installed a series of boulders with a bonsai collection displayed on the small boulders as an example of the wide variety of ways you can combine rock and plant.