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Flagstone: Nature’s Most Durable Stepping Stone

With the huge variety of modern and rustic cut flagstones, you can demonstrate your individual taste and style. In this guide, you will first discover the origins of these flat stones and learn...

Landscape Boulders Guide: Enhance Your Yard with Natural Decorative Boulders

This guide will show you that landscape boulders are the essential element your outdoor space is missing. Read on and become bolder with boulders!

Landscaping with Boulders, Episode 2

Watch episode 2 of our 5-part video series "Landscaping with Boulders" presented by owner Michelle McLeod. Episode 2 outlines how to choose the right type of boulder and the ideal size for your...

A New Spin on Landscape Rock in Fullerton

Southwest Boulder's newest landscape rock and supply superstore goes vertical in Orange County, offering thousands of products through a modern warehouse design.

Landscaping with Boulders, Episode 1

Watch episode 1 of our 5-part video series "Landscaping with Boulders" presented by owner Michelle McLeod. Episode 1 covers the basics of adding boulders to any landscape design.

Creative Landscape Activities for Kids

Landscaping with stones and fountains not only makes your backyard look nice, it can provide a safe environment for children to learn about nature and more.

DIY Gabion Basket Mailbox in 10 Easy Steps

In less than 10 easy steps, create your very own custom gabion basket mailbox. Interested?

Succulent Garden – Debra Lee Baldwin’s Expert Advice on Stone Selection

Debra Lee Baldwin shares her expert insight on the role rocks play in succulent garden designs in the newly revised edition of Designing with Succulents.

Custom Stone Cutting Now Available at Southwest Boulder & Stone

Southwest Boulder & Stone is thrilled to announce the addition of Riley Fritsch, stone fabricator and master artisan extraordinaire, to our team.

How to Make a Japanese Zen Garden in Southern California

Learn how to create your own Japanese Zen Garden with expert advice from Kohei Owatari, San Diego Home & Garden’s 2017 Garden of the Year Award Winner.

7 Best Rocks for Your Succulent Garden

Experts share their secrets on the best landscape rock to use with succulents in outdoor gardens. Find out which are the best stones for accents, top dressings and more.

How to Build a Flagstone Patio

Build a flagstone patio to create a welcoming outdoor living space in your backyard. Here's how to DIY a real flagstone patio in 10 steps.

Glass Meets Stone in this Mosaic Rock Garden

See how one artistic homeowner combines glass and rocks around her garden to diversify the space and add eye-catching points of interest.

Mosaic Rock Art in Southern California

Artist Cherrie La Porte has recently discovered a new medium for her mosaics – stone. These glass mosaics on stacked stone are fast becoming an in-demand garden feature.

5 Landscape Rock Projects to Transform Your Yard

We all want our outdoor spaces to impress, but you don’t need to go all-out to achieve attractive results. Impress your neighbors with these easy projects that will make a big impact.

Chula Vista Backyard Makeover with the Make-a-Wish Foundation

Southwest Boulder & Stone was proud to partner with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help grant the wish of one local San Diego girl. An amazing backyard makeover was the result.

How to Install Artificial Grass

Artificial grass is a low-maintenance, attractive option for front or back yards. Here's how to do it yourself.

How to Install a Decomposed Granite Pathway

One of the most cost-effective ways to improve the look of your yard, decomposed granite pathways are a great weekend project. Find out how to do it yourself.

How to Build a Bocce Ball Court

Embrace this trendy backyard addition by installing your own Bocce Ball court. It’s a great use of empty space that provides hours of entertainment as well as an attractive aesthetic.

DIY Dry Creek Bed Installation in 7 Easy Steps

Dry creek beds are a fantastic eye-catching feature in any yard, and can be both attractive and functional while requiring little to no maintenance.

Create Your Own Custom Fire Pit

Imagine your friends and family gathered around enjoying an ambiance of flame and warmth. Add one of these DIY or professional outdoor fire pits to spend more time enjoying your backyard.

3 Most Popular Mulch Options for Your Yard

Mulch looks great, protect plants and conserves moisture. To help you find the right groundcover for your project, we’ve simplified the choices down to the 3 most popular types.

Adding Landscape Boulders to Your Yard

Are you thinking about including rocks or boulders in your landscape? Here’s everything you need to know about the different types of boulders and how to install them.

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