In today’s world of online home shopping, a home’s appearance can make quite the difference. It is more important than ever to catch your viewer’s eye right away. One way to make a good first impression is to construct a rockery in your yard. There are quite a few advantages to rockeries.
Rockeries are Solid
Unless you make a rockery with a bunch of sailing stones, your rockery will be right where you left it. This is especially true if you opt for all natural, no mortar construction. In-fact, some of the worldâ€™s oldest standing structures are made of–you guessed it–rock. And not because it was all they had either; rock is durable, even more so than brick. For this very reason, many people associate rock with strength and stability, leading to better curb appeal.
Rock Fits in With The Land
Have you ever had the feeling someone was trying just a little too hard to be liked? Sometimes landscaping can be like that. Things like garden gnomes, flamingos and other ornaments can really look unnatural, putting off potential buyers. But rocks? Rocks are natural through and though. In fact, as long as they were in the right color, you could have a whole yard of rocks and nobody would bat an eye. Try that with pink flamingos and your neighbors are likely to lose their minds! Because rockeries blend in with their surroundings so well, they are one of the most effective ways to improve your homeâ€™s beauty without overdoing it.
Rockeries Are Lower Maintenance
Compared to gardens, trees, and even lawns, rockeries require far less maintenance. This gives them an edge over other landscaping features and sets houses apart in the minds of consumers. Maintenance can require large amounts of time, effort, and money that many buyers would like to avoid as much as possible. Having a rockery is the perfect alternative.
Rockeries Add Vertical Interest
Gardens can actually be a turn off for some people if they don’t have a little variation here and there. This is where our buddy the rockery comes in. By breaking up the visual monotony that hills can present, you give yourself just that much more of an edge. Even better, try some plants just behind your rockery and you’ll really reel them in.
In the end, its an investment; if you put a little time and effort into your landscape then you’ll be much more likely to pull those buyers out of their cars to take a closer look.