An alpine slide is the first thing that comes to mind for most people with the phrase “landscape design,” and indeed alpine slides have long established themselves as the most popular element of landscape design.
Alpine slide (rock garden) - became most widespread as a style at the turn of the 19th - 20th centuries. The purpose of such rocky areas in the garden is to recreate the flora of the world-famous Alpine mountains. Landscape designers will skillfully and efficiently “transfer” a piece of the Alps to your garden plot.
The main principle when creating an alpine slide is the exact copying of the natural landscape. In an alpine hill, not a single artificial element should be visible, and this ecosystem must be autonomous and self-renewing. Solving such a complex problem requires special knowledge in plant growing, ecology, and construction.

Alpine hill is primarily plants that grow on rocky terrain.
In flat areas it is necessary to create simulating mountain conditions for alpine plants. First of all, the creation of an alpine slide begins with the formation of a rocky embankment. The embankment can be either vertical (hill) or horizontal (rocky area).

The immediate location of the alpine slide should be accessible to sunlight or be in partial shade. Natural uneven terrain of a personal plot is the most suitable location for an alpine slide. Alpine plants do not tolerate an abundance of moisture; drainage from crushed stone and gravel will help solve this problem.

Plants for planting on alpine hills are selected so that their flowering in the rock garden lasts as long as possible all year round:

– Spring - primroses, liverwort, daffodils, crocuses, botanical tulip, awl-shaped phlox, alpine arabis.
– Summer – Carpathian bellflower, various sedums, loosestrife, aubrieta, rock alyssum, alpine cloves, thyme.
– Autumn – chrysanthemums, hybrid dwarf goldenrod, prominent sedum, colchicum.

Selection of stones for an alpine slide.
When choosing a stone to create a rock garden, consider the following factors:
– functionality (foundation stone, decoration, drainage)
– manufacturability (large stones are the main layer, small stones are the top layer)
– compatibility with landscape design (how natural the stone looks against the background of its surroundings).
As a rule, the choice of stone is made among the three most accessible minerals for our area:

1. granite - has a varied structure and color. It is with the color palette of granite, provided that you have professional knowledge of landscape design, that you can play with colored boulders, creating beautiful combinations.
2. limestone - not as durable as granite, it weathers easily, but this is its advantage - sharp edges are quickly smoothed out, mosses and lichens settle on the surface.
3. sandstone - easy to process, which allows you to give it any shape.

The specialists of the Green Yard company will professionally and efficiently create a piece of the Alps on your garden plot.