Placing landscaping boulders in specific locations and shifting old boulders to new positions is one way of creating an impressive visual interest in a garden layout or yard. This is achieved through the use of height, texture and definition. Boulders can be incorporated in different sizes among flowered or green areas to offer a yard a more organic, natural aesthetic taste.
However, moving these landscape boulders to create the desired beauty in your yard could be a tasking job. Small stones that form lining boarders in the garden or the filling rock are generally light and can be moved by hand. For the larger pieces that are displayed in stand-alone gardens and retailing walls, footbridge and stair features may cause injuries if appropriate methods are not used for movement. Get some tips on how to move such boulders without causing injuries or damages to them.
Moving Large Boulders to Shorter Distances
A major challenge with shifting large boulders is how to stop them at the desired location. Therefore, create temporary walls of soil and rocks at the specific location you want the boulder to be in order to avoid rolling. You may use systems of levers to help you drag the boulder or drag it using a small tractor.
Damage Prevention to the Ground Surface
Establish whether dragging the landscaping rock across the ground may cause damage due to lack of natural capacity to heal. In this case, you may use heavy baulks of wood to create a roadway for dragging your boulder.
Using a Crane to Move your Boulder
A simple solution to moving your boulder to its intended position is getting a small crane to the area. Sometimes large boulders may be out of safe lifting range of small cranes in some cases. Therefore, ensure that you select the right size of crane for the larger boulders in your landscape.
You must understand the inertia that holds large boulders on the ground before attempting to eject and move them to new places. If the procedure looks complicated, especially for large boulders, try and involve a professional.
Dragging Smaller Boulders
Smaller landscape boulders may not be as difficult to move. Using a rope, tie the edge of an old tire. Create a lifting space by placing a piece of fabric over the top, and then carefully lift the boulder onto the fabric. Pull the tire using the rope to the intended location.Share