Tip: Visit the Garden Department of your local stores
- Home Depot
On a recent trip to my local Walmart, I discovered many torn bags of landscaping stones stacked near the Garden Center. When I inquired about them, I was told the torn bags were being returned for a credit, however, if I wished to purchase some, I could do so for 1/2 price.
Tip: Try to negotiate for a discount if you live in an area where winter is setting in and landscaping is the last thing on a homeowner's mind.
These decorative, landscaping stones are the type of rocks which make my eyes light up:
- 2-3 inches in size
- Various shapes
Here's just a small portion from the bag I purchased which have been washed and set out to dry.
|Landscaping stones purchased for a discount at Walmart|
Tip: Be aware that polished stones found in craft stores are pretty, however, paint doesn't adhere to them easily. It may require sanding, priming, and a few coats of paint if you use these type of store-bought pebbles.
Now I have a large supply of rocks, stones and pebbles to keep me busy painting during the winter while I'm stuck indoors.
Idea: If I paint rock garden decor, perhaps Spring will be here before I know it.