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Garden with a Winner!™
  1. Try to find a sunny, open, sloping space. Fully clear the area of plants, grass, furniture, tree roots, and whatnot.
  2. Define an edge, map it out. Rocks can be pretty permanent structures, so avoid placing them in areas that you may need to access.
  3. Pick a well-drained area. If necessary, remove a few inches of topsoil. Mix in six or so inches of gravel, rubble, broken bricks or coarse sand, it should help drain water more efficiently.
  4. Consider laying weed-resistant fabric on the ground before placing the rocks, it will allow water to penetrate but won’t allow weeds to grow through.
  5. Start with large sandstone or limestone rocks, use them to create little ravines and crevices to fill with plants. Top them with your medium and smaller sized rocks.
  6. Fill in the ravines and crevices with topsoil, then add on a compost and sand/ grit mix.
  7. When choosing your plants seek out varieties that prefer plenty of drainages, somewhat fertile soil, dwarf or low growing, and can retain moisture but dislike wet soil. Simple enough, right?

Medallion Plants that can help you out

  • Coreopsis
  • Succulents
  • Yarrow
  • Sedum
  • Phlox
  • Fountain Grass
  • Spreading Junipers
  • Hosta