Use Dirt & Mulch
Adding dirt and mulch is one of the most common ways to level the ground in a yard. Dirt and mulch also cover the soil and keep it moist, which is beneficial when trying to grow grass, plant flowers, or build gardens. When selecting landscaping areas within the yard where you want to add flowers, bushes, and other plants, use the correct amount of mulch around the desired location. The objective is to fill in the dips in the uneven ground to give your yard a more level appearance.
Add Pond Features
A pond doesn’t need to be on flat ground, so adding this landscaping feature to your yard could be an excellent idea. Sand can help you reposition the pond, or you can add place footings when you want more complex edging. Remember that while the yard can be uneven, the pond itself must be level due to the risk of losing water as it runs off. However, landscape edging can make it easier to build the pond on a slope or uneven ground. Another idea is to add the pond above ground level using stones such as polished black river rock.
Raise the Garden
When you want to have a level flower bed with even water distribution, sloped or unlevel ground could make the landscaping project challenging. However, raising the garden is a great solution. All you have to do is build a box, place lifts under it until the center is level, and add blocks or other sturdy objects to hold the boards up securely. The box should then be balanced, allowing you to add screws and staples to secure your raised garden bed.
Before filling the bed with soil, consult with professionals or friends and family members who have landscaping experience. The objective is to ensure the measurements are correct and that other steps go as planned, such as cutting and adding tapered pieces of lumber to fill in the sides and bring them to ground level.
Add a Decorative Rock Walkway
Loosely filling in uneven spots can help when a yard is unlevel. Although gravel is one of the most common materials used for this purpose, you should consider using decorative rocks such as gleaming white pebbles and other appealing options to give your landscaping project more style. To secure the decorative stones, install a barrier with edging along the walkway’s borders. It may seem like extra work, but it can be a simple process, and with minimal maintenance, you can keep the decorative rock walkway neat and appealing.
No matter what kind of landscaping project you’re planning, decorative rocks and beach pebbles can give it additional depth, character, and beauty. Whether you’re looking for an assortment of river rock or the highest-quality Mexican beach pebble, reach out to the experts at RS&P Rock Stones & Pebbles, a premier river rock and supply superstore. To learn how we can help you create the landscape of your dreams, call us today at (866) 380-0770.