Caution: Be careful when working with heavy stone. You can be seriously hurt if using improper technique.
Unlike a grass lawn, rocks are fairly easy to maintain. Stone gives an amazing look and many benefits. You can put rocks anywhere, but prepare carefully. Installed correctly and they give you a beautiful, weed-resistant outdoor space with excellent drainage.
Start the weed prevention process before laying rocks and make sure to keep up with ongoing maintenance. Mulch can be layered directly on top of rock, if desired.