Placement Rocks are rocks used as sculptural elements in a landscape. This unique Landscape Stone is also called accent rocks or specimen rocks. They can be used as alternatives to plants, mulch or grass to add a natural, sculptural statement to any landscape. These rocks are used along a walkway or patio, in a planting bed, along a pool edge, in a dry stream bed or water garden. They can also be used to direct or restrict vehicular traffic along roads, parking lots and driveways. At Wicki Stone we are always on the lookout for rocks of unique beauty that can serve as sculpture. We stock a large and constantly changing inventory of these rocks from modest sized to very large. It is a fun section of the yard to tour. Photo examples of how placement rocks are used in landscapes are shown below, as are examples of these rocks in our New Jersey stone yard.
Placement Rocks - Definition, Description and Details
Full Stone Name
Stone picked for uniquely sculptural, colorful or even historical significance. Used as sculptural elements in a landscape. Unlike plants rocks will never die, require no maintenance and will last for millions of years.
Depends on the stone but most placement rocks are either some variation of gray our brown with the exception of Rainbow which has southwestern colors.
Placement rocks are most often completely natural stone found in fields or quarries that are not processed in any way. However, we occasionally get historical architectural pieces like columns, pedestals, etc, that we display and sell from our placement rock areas. These pieces typically are sculpted by the human hand in some way.
Depends on the piece. Placement rocks can be very small and easily moved by one person, but far more typically they are large, sometimes very large and must be moved by a machine. So coverage depends on the piece.
How It Is Sold
Either by the individual piece (most often pieces on pallets) or by weight if you choose sculptural rocks from our boulder piles