Matching stone border to stone on house??

aggieroseOctober 1, 2012

I just moved and need to redo the current flower bed that is in the front. There isn't a border now, and I would like to add a stone border that is about 12" high so I can bring in a lot of good soil. The problem is that the stone on my house is white, and I'm not a fan of white stone so I don't really want to add more white stone to my yard. Will it look bad if I add a stone for the border that is a different color than what's on the house? I really like the look of the very large stones that are used (no mortar, just large stone, almost boulders) as the edge pieces but just don't know if that will work. The rest of my house is a light cream/pinkish brick which I don't like either. My goal is to make an outstanding looking yard to take away from the brick and stone of the house!

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catkim(San Diego 10/24)

Visit a stone specialty retailer to get some ideas. You will find stone in every size, shape, and color, and possibly a display area of sample landscape uses. The link below is an example located near me.

I would think you could find something to either blend with or accent your home. Stay true to the architectural qualities of your home so the new addition flows visually, even with the color change.

Here is a link that might be useful: KRC Rock

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