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23 Ways to Deal with Rocky Soil on Your Garden Landscape

Having rocky soil can be tricky. Still, there are garden drainage ideas and planting tips that you can try to deal with it.

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Some areas are not blessed with soft, lush soil. Often times, the contractor layer the area around the house with topsoil that is 10 – 30 cm in depth. It is definitely adequate if you only plant grass in your lawn. 

However, it gets tricky when you start planting other plants or flowers in it. Some plants root deeper than 30 cm, and they need more nutrients which cannot be found in rocky soil. A rocky soil would also mean that you need to find the right garden drainage ideas for it. 

If you happen to have a hard soil under, here are some of the simplest way to deal with it.

1. Use Raised Beds

There is no way you can get rid of those rocky soil under. Consequently, you have to add more topsoil. Using raised beds in planting is a clever way to have your plants area to grow. The ideal raised bed is at least 15 cm in height—but it mostly depends on what plants you are planning to grow. 

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Raised bed garden made of wood to limit one plant to another to make it looks arranged well in your landscape
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Blue raised beds for your plant garden in your home to make it looks neat

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Raised beds composed of wooden blocks to place your plants, can be an inspiration to add creativity in your garden.
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Raised beds for your landscape by utilizing finely cut wood for your garden beds in the garden

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Raised beds that you can apply in your garden landscape to make it looks memorable and look organised.
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Raised beds in square form in your garden to limit the types of plants in order to produce good types of plants.

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Inspiration raised beds from wood can be one way to separate between types of vegetables to produce fresh vegetables.
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Raised beds that you can arrange to be more creative to grow your plant in a landscape garden.

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2. Plant Those with Short Roots

Since you only have around less than 30 cm of topsoil before it reaches the rocks, you can pick the plants with shorter roots. Some of these plants are alyssum, bellflower, dianthus, hawthorn, geranium, and many others. 

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Beautiful alyssum plants are mixed with green plants and planted in your garden to make it looks beautiful.
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Beautiful alyssum combined with green plants and pink flowers to create a fresh atmosphere.
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Alyssum plants are planted in pots with lush blue flowers and decorate the landscape garden.
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Alyssum plants with purple and white color will look beautiful if you plant for your garden landscape.
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Alyssum plants suitable for your garden landscape, with purple and white flower colors will make the atmosphere fresh and cool to the eye.
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Alyssum which is planted in a classic cast pot and put on your garden landscape will look beautiful and create a fresh atmosphere.

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White alyssum plant will be beautiful if you plant it in your landscape garden, it will look fresh in view.

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Some fresh Alyssum plant is suitable for you to apply and you plant it for a landscape garden.

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3. Plan Drainage System

Though some people would say that rocky soil drains well, it is not always the case. Sometimes, it can get too dry, especially for the plants that need abundant water. The best way to deal with it is to plan a drainage system. One of the garden drainage ideas in rocky soil is to slow down the flow of the water. It can be achieved by creating ditches or French sump. 

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The drainage system for your garden landscape consists of white gravel material and can be used for the pathway.

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Drainage system of river rock material that you apply to your garden landscape.
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The drainage system of white gravel material and in beds with con-block so neatly arranged for your garden landscape.

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Drainage system for your landscape garden so that it has good watering. Not to make it flooding, you can add pebbles and river stones.

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A drainage system to absorb water in your garden landscape by adding gravel and river stones can be an inspiration for you to try.

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Drainage system for your garden landscape that utilizes pebbles and river stones to make your garden memorable. You can add a wooden bridge and pass through the drainage.
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A drainage system that utilizes gravel for your landscape and in between gaps can grow yellow flower plants that will beautify your garden.

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Working in a rocky soil should not refrain you from having a great garden. With the right plants and garden drainage ideas, rocky soil can work as good as other soil. 

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