Arrange them by hand around the plants and flowers. Distribute them evenly around larger surfaces. Try to balance the level of the rock garden as much as possible. You can probably eye level, but try going down to ground level to check it out.
Be careful not to damage any plants or flowers in rock gardens. They should still be able to get plenty of water and sunlight too.
Smooth out the pebbles as much as possible. You can try eyeballing it, but it can also be useful to use a garden tool to smooth them out, even around plants and flowers.
Cement the stones if necessary. Depending on your stone pattern, it may be necessary to cement the stones down. In areas where people often walk over the stones, you may want to use cement to ensure they don’t dislodge from the path. Mix a 4:1 ratio of cement to sand when preparing the cement mix. Ideally, the texture should resemble breadcrumbs.
Pour the cement onto the track. Fill in pebbles in the road. Do not use too much cement, as this will overwhelm your stone path. Preferably try to calculate the amount of cement needed and the amount of pebbles needed. Generally, an 80-pound bag of cement will fill a 4-inch-thick 2-square-foot slab.
Step back from the garden to assess the visual effect. The pebbles should give the garden a clean, decorative look. A rock garden can make a garden look well appointed and take your breath away.
Ideally, the colors should be pleasing to your eye and fit in well with your plants and flowers.
Keep the sharp lines and angles in mind when designing the rock garden. This will help you achieve a balance in your rock garden.
Adjust as needed and add pebbles if more are needed. Buying extra bags of pebbles is useful now, as you don’t have to go back to the store to get more pebbles.
Add pebbles to any low spots. Uniformity makes a rock garden look its best.
Check your rock garden regularly. Keep up to date with how it looks regularly, in case you need to fix something or add additional pebbles.