Foundlings in the garden – Tips for selection, design and care

They were already used in the Stone Age and are still used today: boulders. We’ll show you how to use them to design your garden.

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If yours If you want to enhance your garden with particularly attractive natural stones, you should go for a boulder. These natural stones are not only real eye-catchers in the garden, they usually also tell a story. After all, boulders are stones that were transported through glaciers during ice ages and deposited in their current position. There they lie, until they are found and come into the trade. Therefore, the name “boulders”.

We would now like to give you a few tips on how to choose the suitable boulder for your garden and later put it perfectly in scene and care

further processing of Foundlings

Before a foundling enters our garden, it is usually subjected to a special treatment in the specialized trade in advance. Not only to perfect its splendor, but also to craft true works of art. Each boulder is unique in itself and thus represents a unique specimen!

In the processing of boulders originate primarily spring pools, spring stones, obelisks, columns and steles. On special customer request but also special forms such. Balls, animals, flowers, etc. carved out of stone. With boulders but can also create beautiful water features. For example, they can be used partly as water dispensers or as pools. Several boulders draped on top of each other also create a beautiful garden waterfall.

Choosing the right foundling

It’s best to always prefer solitaire stones, which today are no longer just from the riverbeds and mountains of Germany but can also come from Asia, South America, etc. Because of this, you can find in the trade quite exotic boulders in a variety of colors and patterns (Marmorisierungen). Very popular are, for example, lunar and Amazonian stones, but also ocean, tubular, marble and granite stones.

But keep in mind: Depending on your age, a single boulder can easily reach a weight of over 100 kilograms, up to 800 kilograms and more! This is also the price for a foundling. So it depends mostly on the weight and the varieties. So, if you do not want to spend too much money on a boulder, then it’s best to get advice from your dealer.

Howling Tips

➤ Tip 1 – Set up Findling as a “sculpture” :

You can set up a boulder anywhere in your garden – it will always attract all eyes magically. However, you can get even more attention if you place it in the garden. For example, you could set up a particularly large boulder on fine gravel. It then looks particularly elegant and graceful.

➤ Tip 2 – Integrate boulder in the flower / herb bed:

You can also stage a boulder in a different way. For example, you can integrate it in a flowerbed or in your herb garden. Simply place in the bed and then transplant all around with grasses, flowers, etc., so that it looks like the stone has always been there.

➤ Tip 3 – Upgrading the garden pond with a boulder:

If you have a relatively shallow garden pond, you can upgrade it with a boulder. Just place somewhere in the pond, give some smaller stones and maybe pond plants around it and you’ve already created a real eye-catcher.

Tips for grooming

➤ Tip 1:

Especially when the boulders frequently come into contact with water, green algae quickly set on them. It is best to scrub them off with a simple brush twice a year.

➤ Tip 2:

You should also make sure that you clean off any animal droppings (birds, for example) from your boulder as soon as possible , If necessary, you can even clean your boulder with a special natural stone cleaner, for example, in moss formation and the like.