12 Clever Ways to Landscape with Stone and Mulch

Consider using stone and mulch to create definition and interest in your next landscaping project.
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Charming Circle

A gravel path winds around to a massive stone arch in the entryway to the "Sun and Moon Garden" in Ohio. Designed by Miriam's River House Designs, the garden and walkway won a 2014 Association of Professional Landscape Designers award.

Lakefront Look

Georgia's Jackson Lake may be the focal point of this property, but the stone steps and mulched beds outlined in stone beautify the space.

Welcoming Details

You will find multiple ideas in this yard, including curvy walls using stone that matches the exterior. Elongated stone pavers are embedded in grass, leading to the walkway of this custom home.

Play Pit

A section of yard can be carved out for a mulched bed and special feature, such as a sandbox with simple stone elements.

Amazing Arch

To create this stunning arch, Miriam's River House Designs used linear stone side buttresses and the three top linear stones. The pieces of stone selected for the arch also have unusual formations and designs, and an angel sculpture can be viewed along the gravel path.

Mixed Materials

A mixture of mulch and pea gravel lays a striking foundation for the entryway to this neoclassical revival home, dating to the 1830s, in Madison, Georgia.

Triangular Pattern

Stone pavers cut in a geometric pattern are a key design element in a backyard that also has a stone patio with an outdoor kitchen and a pool house (not pictured).

Low Maintenance for Lake Community

A variety of mulched beds boost the look of this property, which backs up to a pond in the Harbor Club community on Lake Oconee in Georgia.

Garden Pathway

Use mulch and stone around one side of the home to lead people to your garden.

Sculpted Backyard

Sometimes the best-laid plans include stone and pinestraw. The design of the beds and patio placement by RPM Landscape and Pavers takes into account the slope of the backyard.

Solution to Troublesome Yard

A garden created by Dennis Hopkins of Northwest Botanicals uses mulch, wood chips, bark and cedar chips for drainage.

Shredded Bark Mulch Used to Line Garden Pathway

Try shredded bark to mulch pathways lined with plants and stones in a garden. Soft surfacing for garden paths consists of natural materials that include combinations of stone, wood and shell.