How Do I Arrange the Stones So As to Create a Natural Look? Ah yes, the “natural” look. Everybody wants that, right (I have never heard anybody ask for the “unnatural” look)? So once you have moved stones to the chosen site for your feature, how do you arrange them to achieve a natural rock garden design?
Taking your cue from nature, the idea is to make it appear that the stone in your rock garden is merely the exposed fraction of a massive underground formation. To achieve the look of natural stones, each stone should appear firmly grounded as if it were the “tip of the iceberg.” Each stone also should appear as if connected to its immediate neighbors, separated only by the crevices in which you will be growing the plants of the rock garden.