Landscaping rock creates a low-maintenance ground cover that stays put, unlike lightweight mulch, which can blow away. The rock helps smother unwanted plant growth, but some stubborn weeds find a way .
A sunken design and rustic flagstone walls ensure that gravel doesnt spill into the adjoining gardens and lawn. The smallish gravel mimics the various colors seen in the stacked stones and the fireplace to generate a pleasingly cohesive composition.
With new guests coming in and out of Camellas-Lloret all the time, alfresco community dinners in the courtyard help everyone feel welcome. When Annie and Colin Moore restored their medieval home in small-town southern France, they knew they'd eventually w