DIY Stone Flower Bed Ideas

DIY Stone Flower Bed Ideas

These DIY stone flower bed ideas are perfect if you want to add some borders or create garden beds for planting specific plants in your back or front yard.

The stones and rocks provide you with a canvas to work with in regards to designing around your home. Plus, you’ll be able to fill the bed with high quality soil which will produce better results.

Here are some amazing DIY ideas using stone flower beds to take some inspiration from.

 

DIY Ideas with Stone Flower Beds

Colorful Stone Flower Bed

Colorful Stone Flower Bed

Sometimes you have some odd spots around your home that’s big enough for a few plants but not an entire garden.

If that’s the case, this is a beautiful design that combines a stone flower bed along with wonderfully colorful blooms. If there’s a window above or near that space, you can likewise create window boxes to complement the mini-garden.

Altogether, this will make that once unused area pop!

 

Front of House Island Flower Bed

Front of House Island Flower Bed

In addition to the sides of the house, the front yard is often a space where you might have patches of uneven ground around the soil.

If that’s the case, adding a lovely stone flower bed will help even out the slope allowing you to grow flowers, shrubs or low growing plants.

 

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Small Corner Stone Flower Bed

Small Corner Stone Flower Bed

Corners are another tough spot because home planners often want to optimize all the space for the home. As such, if there are corner spaces left over, they’re often small or odd-looking.

The good news is, in areas where growing grass or a small lawn may not be feasible, you can set up some rocks and stones along with soil. This will let you create a low water, low maintenance mini-garden.

 

Square Stone Flower Beds

Square Stone Flower Beds

This is one of the pretties things I’ve seen. Granted, it is not the best use of space since they square stone beds are lined up in the middle of the lawn.

Additionally, it is a good idea to have a few of them lines up together since I’ve seen one square on its own and it looks a bit lonely that way.

While you do need some cement or bricklaying work to set the beds up, once they’re up, you can grow different plants to complement the yard.

 

Stone Vegetable Garden Beds

Stone Vegetable Garden Beds

Square-shaped stone garden beds are very similar to square foot gardens. Although they might get be bigger in size, you can use them in the same way.

Here’s a great example of growing vegetables in an area that otherwise won’t allow you to have any vegetation. Notice the concrete surfaces around the square beds?

This is a great way of increasing gardening space when there isn’t any.

 

Low Water, Low Maintenance Stone Flower Bed

Low Water, Low Maintenance Stone Flower Bed

One of the most common uses for stones in gardens outside of decorative purposes it to replace grass.

If you live in a dry area when growing grass can mean a high water bill, why not try xeriscaping.

Using stones and some soil along with growing plants with low watering requirements will let you save on water and still have a lovely yard or garden.

 

By the Side of the House

By the Side of the House

If you’re not a fan of bending down to tend to your plants, why not take the entire surface up a few feet.

This is a great fix for anyone with back or knee issues but still enjoy gardening.

The higher setup will let you do a lot less bending while still being able to enjoy gardening.

 

Stone Border Flower Beds

Stone Border Flower Beds

Often, stones and rocks are used for borders. But, you can use this in combination with letting them define your garden beds.

This is the case in the photo where you have multiple spaces around the path that grow different plants.

 

Curved Stone Flower Bed Beside the House

Curved Stone Flower Bed Beside the House

I love this stone flower bed design because it not only uses a few layers of stone to create the elevated growing surface. it also creatively creates the design for itself.

This is much better than just making a straight line of stones to provide the border of the bed.

 

Narrow Stone Bed

Narrow Stone Bed

This isn’t your ordinary garden space. Instead, it just take advantage of growing plants in the narrow space to add color or brightness to an otherwise stone surfaces.

This is a good way to liven up any space in your yard that seems void of nature or plant life.

 

Circular Stone Bed

Circular Stone Bed

One way of delineating sections of your backyard for growing certain plants is to use borders. This is especially true if you need a particular soil for those plants.

This circular stone garden bed is not only practical but also beautiful to look at. Plus, you get to choose the kind of rocks you use, the size of the bed and where you want to place it.

 

Sloped Cascading Flower Beds

Sloped Cascading Flower Beds

This is a great way of solving the problem of growing plants on a incline or slope. Instead of painstaking trying to work with the lay of the land, why not modify it.

Stone beds are a wonderful way because they not only let you even out the surface but also allow you to add visual appeal with the design of the rocks and stones, as is the case here.

 

Sources

  • Colorful Stone Flower Bed – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/171066485831759644/
  • Front of House Island Flower Bed – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/13088655156984950/
  • Stone Vegetable Garden Beds – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/4996249576606358/
  • By the Side of the House – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/250231323035202502/
  • Narrow Stone Bed – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/1618549856149402/
  • Circular Stone Bed – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/82542605659900043/

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