How to Care For A rock garden


Rock gardens are a great way to make your yard more beautiful. They’re also really easy to maintain, once you get the hang of it! The point of rock gardens is to use plants that can survive with very little water and attention. If you want a truly low-maintenance garden, don’t plant any perennials at all—just fill the space with flowers that will reseed themselves every year.

Remove unwanted plants

It is important to remove undesirable plants from your rock garden. If a plant dies, remove it and replace it with a new one. If you have a weed in your rock garden, pull the plant out by hand or use an herbicide that can be purchased at any local home store. You may also want to spray an herbicide directly onto the weeds if they are growing in between rocks or next to other plants so they do not spread their roots into your rock garden bed.

Diseased plants should also be removed from your rock garden as they can spread disease to surrounding healthy plants and trees nearby if left untreated for too long (this includes fungus on leaves). Diseased trees should be cut down completely so that the fungus does not spread further throughout the tree’s roots system causing additional damage during future seasons of growth when new branches start developing again after winter months have passed us by once again where there aren’t any new buds coming up yet due solely thanks towards being pollinated throughout its entire lifetime thus far – hopefully this helps explain what happens when something like this happens so keep reading if interested 🙂

Weed rocks gardens to keep them neat.

Weed the rock garden regularly to keep it looking neat. If you have a lot of weeds, simply pull them out by hand and throw them away. For a small weed problem, spray your rock garden with herbicide that’s safe for use around rocks and then water it in well so that the herbicide gets into all of the soil around each rock.

Water your rock garden sparingly.

Water your rock garden sparingly.

> Rock gardens have different watering needs than traditional gardens. The rocks in your garden should not be able to retain water for an extended period of time, so you’ll want to keep your water usage low. In general, you can use hand-watering or a hose if the rock is small enough (i.e., less than 5 pounds), but larger specimens should only be watered with drip irrigation systems or by hand with a watering can that has a very fine nozzle.

Add fertilizer when needed

In a typical garden, fertilizer is used to promote plant growth, usually in the spring and summer. But rocks are not plants, so you don’t need to fertilize them in the same way. If you have a rock garden and want it to thrive, it’s still important that you add fertilizer when needed—just make sure that the fertilizer is meant for rocks.

There are several different types of rock-specific fertilizers:

  • Rock dusts (which contain mostly minerals)
  • Liquid seaweed extract (which contains proteins and enzymes)
  • Bone meal (a ground up animal product)

Clean up the rock garden in Fall

Clean up the rock garden in Fall

Fall is a great time to clear out dead plants and debris from your rock garden. Remove any plants that are not growing well, or unwanted plants altogether. You may need to prune them back if they have gotten too large for their space. Trim off all the dead leaves so that next Spring you will be ready to plant new ones!

To care for a rock garden, you have to remove unwanted plants, weed them, water them sparingly and add fertilizer when needed.

  • Remove Unwanted Plants:

You will have to remove any unwanted plants or weeds from the area.

  • Weed the Rock Garden:

Weed the rocks garden regularly to keep them neat and tidy. You should also be careful while weeding as you need not damage or break any rock if you are pulling out a weed by its roots. You can place your hand over the soil where you want to pull out a weed and gently pull it out by hand so that no harm comes to your rocks whatsoever! In this method, there is no need of using chemicals or harmful sprays which may harm your beloved pets (dogs/cats) who might chew on these toxic materials in future when they are left unattended by their owners for some time during holidays etcetera…

  • Water Sparingly:

You should water sparingly as too much water will cause algae growth on stones – this can become unsightly in time! So do not overwater but make sure that all plants receive adequate moisture when needed throughout the year since live green plants add beauty along with oxygen into our environment which means better health conditions too!


With these rock-solid tips, you’ll be able to create a stunning rock garden that will last for years.

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