Buying Polished River Rocks

Polished River Rocks - Natural Decoration

If you want to add extra beauty in your garden, lawn and even to your potted plant then a pack of ornamental pebbles is an ideal choice, especially if you want to give that natural touch to a spot in your home where it lacks that non artificial look.

Bring an earthen beauty to your d├ęcor with these smooth and vibrant river rocks. The pebbles can be utilized in many decorations, and will wonderfully embellish nature-themed surroundings. Decorative rocks are a permanent and cost-effective alternative to annual wood mulching.

These rocks that have been worn and rounded by the action of moving water. River rocks are most often found on beaches and in stream beds and can come in a range of sizes, colors and textures. These pebbles are easy on the feet as there are no sharp edges.

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These stones are easy to spread. Decorative landscape pebbles add beauty and protect your yard patio and lawn by keeping down weed growth, help protect drainage areas from erosion and protect soil from temperature extremes.

Common applications of natural stones include flowerbeds, groundcover, decorative concrete topping, flower arrangements, vase fillers. Create a dramatic, natural effect when landscaping around trees, potted plants, decks, driveways, yards, patio's. or walkway paving. They are perfect for home decor and a creative interior and exterior design. It could also be used as an accent to water gardens, ponds, stream beds and terrariums.

River rocks are the secret to great flower arranging. Add these reusable river rocks to your floral displays to hold stems in place. A great decorative setup for flowers is to place smaller colored stones in between large dark stones.

Also use these decorative river stones for water features, exposed aggregate flooring or walls, swimming pool areas and many other areas.

A high-quality river rock bag will help you to enhance the beauty of landscape around trees, shrubs, flowerbeds, ponds and foundations. Because of the shape, river rocks provide good drainage and are very attractive at the same time.

Add to vases, jars, bowls, picture frames, rock gardens, and water fountains. For example, scatter these stones around the base of a pillar candle in hurricane glass, and feature it on your coffee table or mantel. These rocks also look great in a clear vase with bamboo.

Polished river rocks would look great in your faux planter, just make sure you order the right amount of rocks with the color accents you most need. These bags of polished river rocks are available in different colors like black, white and yellow.

River rocks can be purchased online, in various stores worldwide or can be collected by hand along any river (scroll to the end of this article to find how you can DIY polish your own stones).

When buying river rock please keep in mind you can find several brands of river rocks. For example, Panacea polished river rocks is one of many that come to mind. Many providers offer bags with stones in mixed color.

Yes, these stones look great for use in aquariums, but first I want to bring your attention to a little caution: some customers have complained that before they introduce the stones into the aquariums they wash the stones and many of them notice a film in the water. It's better to check with the supplier if their product is safe for aquariums.

Before you use these rocks to decorate your tank, immerse them in boiling water for approx. 10 minutes just to ensure that they don't have any bad bacteria, after that let the rocks cool in the water and wash them with some strong detergent.

After you prepare the rocks you will notice they look awesome in the bottom of your planted fish tank.

Before ordering your bag read customer reviews to make sure there are no complaints about one polished river rock presenting inconsistencies when compared with other stones. Meaning, some stones are large while some are very tiny. Or some rocks are polished and smooth while others are broken and sharp. Ones with the advertised color while other rocks come with different colors. At least you want your order of rocks including various but matching sizes, shapes, and color (shades of browns for example). 

These ornamental polished natural stones are great to use when trying to save water in dry-scape or xeriscape landscaping and gardening. Helps with erosion control, helps soil retain moisture and restrains weed growth. Naturally makes your yard or garden easy to maintain and beautiful year round.

This is a short tutorial about how to make river rocks shiny with oil. If you gather your own rocks yourself then this will help you to give them that shiny look with a natural oil finish. First you want to wash the rocks with soap and water and let them dry. Now the secret to achieve that polished shiny colorful look is to simply oil the stones with jojoba oil. After some minutes, wipe off excess oil. And you are ready to use them for whatever you want.

Use these polished river pebbles in residential or commercial spaces for adding a beautiful rockscape design in planters, along walkways, as decorative accents, and in drought tolerant, water wise dry-scape creative landscaping and gardening.