Boulders looking for a home

 

We have many boulders here at Antiquity looking for a good home. Adopt one today!

Nothing is better than the sound of water coming from the garden, especially on a warm summer evening surrounded by friends and family. Whether the sound seeps through the open windows into the dining area or you’re congregated on the patio, it brings a sense of calm and ease into the atmosphere anytime of day.

A recirculating bubbling boulder really does make a great companion to any landscape and is virtually maintenance free. They are great as welcoming accents or clustered together for a very full sound. If you are using just one, make sure to place it close to where you do most of your outdoor living. If it is placed too far away it might get lost in the rest of the garden. All that is needed is a nearby power outlet and enough room to dig a basin to hold the water.

Bubbling boulders fit into almost any space. If you have a open space, a larger and more prominent stone is preferable. If your space is more intimate, a smaller boulder with nice subtleties is probably best. We have a broad variety of natural stone to choose from and we can even drill it for you. The character of the stone will determine the amount of noise it will produce. A smooth stone like brown stone has a very consistent bubbling sound, while a rough stone like moss rock boulder will have more of an inconsistent splashing sound. If you already have a space in mind, these characteristics will help you pick your new garden companion.

You’re most welcome to come to out to the yard and choose stone yourself! There will surely be someone here to help you make a choice that best suits your needs.

Mention you read this post and receive 10% purchase of your stone or 20% off if over 8 tons to create one epic water feature.

A Natural Invitation to Gather

Some of my fondest memories have been around this fire pit in the backyard of my closest friends.

4th of July celebrations, weekly s’mores roasting on Sunday evenings, and multiple guitars playing melodiously into long summer nights—this addition to the landscape has not only served for it’s functionality but it’s made the perfect focal point of the yard, located just below a cozy deck  and a vast area of green grass behind. The fire pit brings the whole backyard to life with it’s natural invitation for many friends and family to gather and feel like home.

DIY Network suggests that the foundation for your fire pit could look misplaced if the materials used don’t relate to the house and surroundings of the rest of the landscape. In this particular case, the color scheme of the fire pit echoes the natural elements used in the rest of the yard and the natural stone has a rustic and irregular look that ties the woodsy deck and surrounding trees of the backyard together.

While designing an outdoor living space that is both inviting and functional, you may also want to consider using products that remind you of your favorite vacation spot, like a cabin nestled in the woods or a garden off of the Cape Cod beaches. In this case, I always picture myself in the Pacific Northwest versus the quite suburbs of Omaha, NE.

Project Material List: All items are available at Antiquity Outdoor Supply

  • Colorado Red Flagstone

  • Moss Rock Boulders

  • Red Sandstone (Fire pit ring)

  • Cozy Adirondack Chairs

  • Natural Gas Fire Ring with Ceramic Campfire Log Set