Many Denver landscapes feature large and magnificent boulders that help to evoke a more natural looking area that Coloradians are used to. Boulders offer a natural look that can help break up the regularity of mass-produced pavers and textures. These can be utilized in gardens to form most Denver landscape features such as walls to separate or raise areas, planters for individual or multiple plants or edging a water feature. Particularly large or eye-catching boulders can be used as stand-alone focal points or walls.
Boulders come in five types of landscaping. These can be reclining boulders or boulders that have a slope to them that imply they are reclining, or they can be reclined upon. Some boulders are described as thrusting or arching, in which the rock has a curve to the top of it, which depending on your Denver landscape can be helpful or infuriating. Boulders can also be shorter and more flat on top which is ideal for building walls, stairs or other uniform hardscapes. The final types are low or vertical boulders which are either taller than they are wide, tall, or wider than they are tall, wide.
Each type of boulder is more suited to different landscaping needs, flat, wide and tall boulders are the easiest to build regularly shaped structures from. Building with reclining and arching boulders can create a more unique and organic look for a variety of hardscapes.
Outdoor Lifestyles also uses boulders to create stunning hardscapes through a boulder’s natural beauty. Fire pits, stairs, and water features are the most eye-catching of these. A fire pit crafted from boulders will have more appeal than a fire pit purchased at a hardware store. The look and feel of a fire pit crafted from natural boulders are unparalleled. Waterscapes also benefit greatly from natural boulders to create a unique natural look. We have crafted retaining wall for waterscapes, water features sprouting from boulders and natural rocks, and we can even form a waterscape around a particular eye-catching boulder.
To see some examples of boulders incorporate in Denver designs, check out our project gallery page. If you have any questions regarding boulders in landscaping Outdoor Lifestyles has the experience and knowledge to answer them. Reach out to us via our Contact Us page to discuss boulders in your ideal Denver Landscape.