Light Weight Artificial Landscaping Rocks

by paperfacets

Our yards are as important as the inside of the house. Add some natural accents to the landscape with artificial rock. Place the new rock wisely. If you get it wrong move it again

Artificial rock covers can hide exposed spigots, pipes and other yard hardware, lending a natural look for your garden or landscape.

Some hollow rock choices are surprisingly lightweight and can be shipped through the regular mail. This one below is 6 pounds and lighter than your Thanksgiving turkey. Looks like a real rock too. It is hollow inside and can cover an object 8'' wide and 18" high or can be used to accent a flower bed.

There are many shapes and colors of hollow rocks to fit into your yard or garden.

Browse fake landscape rock and stone offerings from Amazon.

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15 in. Outdoor Polyethylene Artificial Rock
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Emsco Group 2182 Sandstone Medium Sand Poly Architectural Rock

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Fake Rock Skimmer and Septic Lid Cover (Fieldstone) (6"H x 27"W x 31"D)

Are unsightly plumbing fixtures detracting from your home's curb appeal and the overall Zen of your landscaping? This artificial rock is designed to conceal well and septic pipe...

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Artificial Rocks in an Array of Colors and Shapes

The examples of artificial rocks at Amazon show a wide range of styles offered through the mail. It is an impressive array of offerings in all colors, sizes and shapes. Many retailers use Prime or offer free shipping. 

Use the taller man made rocks to mark where equipment is during the snow covered winter season.


Fake Rock Skimmer and Septic Lid Cover
Fake Rock Skimmer and Septic Lid Cover

Rock Directly behind dog is fake, the smaller rock is real.

A Hollow Rock
A Hollow Rock
Sherry Venegas

Use Artificial Rocks for Waterwise Landscaping

I found replicated rock in the neighborhood while walking Hank, the dog. Vents sliced into the side of the above rock was the clue for it being a fake rock.

The texture and color look good and certainly lends some accent in this corner. I did not peek under it since it wasn't mine.

Rocks can add a nice aesthetic, as the country of Japan practices. Look for books and browse the Internet on now to display rocks for landscaping.

Southern California is a good area for thinking about rock accents. In the years to come many homes will be redesigning their landscape due to the new culture of being waterwise. The last year, news and statistics has landscaping targeted as the most water used by the average homeowner.

Artificial rocks with decorative chips or rock rockscape can replace plants and plant cover. No water necessary. An example of a treatment of this nature is below with the two sago palms.

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Small Laguna Rock Cover




This very useful light weight rock even has free shipping.  The small artificial rock or huge equipment covers can be shipped from a warehouse near you.

Laguna Receptacle Cover

Laguna Receptacle Cover
Laguna Receptacle Cover

Maybe the Deal is Better Somewhere Else

Ebay may be a good choice for buying artificial rocks for landscaping. There you earn ebucks and that is a plus for new garden equipment or more rocks for your flowerbeds.

Target is another place to look online. The rocks are not available in the store, but you can order and have shipped to your door.

Landscaping with four Artificial Rocks
Landscaping with four Artificial Rocks
Sherry Venegas

Hide Unsightly Spigots and Pipes with Hollow Rock

This one is in many sizes. Amazon has many different styles to browse. No reason for more examples here.

You will see fakes made specifically for covering pumps and equipment; also others that just look like rocks and are used for decorative placement. The photo above is an example of a long established waterwise front yard in Southern California. 

Large Spigots cover
Large Spigots cover

How many Readers Have Artificial Rocks Naturalizing Their Landscape?

Updated: 06/20/2017, paperfacets
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Did You Know Fake Landscape Rocks Can Be Sent in the Mail?

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DerdriuMarriner on 04/29/2022

Revisiting your wizzley brought to mind what I'd intended to ask with the first reading.

Artificial landscaping rocks are helpful in that they make sure that people can hurry over a lawn, for whatever reason, without worrying about tripping over such yard hardware as pipes and spigots. They look like they'd be lasting and therefore sustainable.

But how would one recycle them if they showed some wear or if perhaps a new, successor homeowner would like another color or size?

DerdriuMarriner on 05/26/2017

paperfacets, No, I did not know that faux landscape rocks can be sent through the mail. But I probably would want mine a bit darker in color. Do you know if they leach soil- and soil food web-friendly minerals like real rocks do?

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