Artificial rocks are fantastic multi-purpose additions to your backyard. They are good for creating landscaping features such as rock gardens, waterfalls, or as an easy-care groundcover for sloping areas that are difficult to mow and maintain. Hollow artificial rocks can be used to hide unattractive wires and pipes in the yard. While real rocks can be used for the same purposes, the lightweight and durable nature of artificial rock makes them easier and much more convenient to work with.
While real rock can crack during freezing and thawing, artificial rocks are made from materials that are weather resistant and durable, making them resistant to temperature extremes. It’s also important to remember that real rocks erode over time, especially when used in areas such as waterfalls and fountains, which could result in rocks crumbling or shifting. The weight of real rock can make structures such as walls or waterfalls more dangerous, especially when the rocks shift. Real rocks can be expensive to purchase, and require additional fees to ship and move. Artificial rocks can be purchased much more reasonably, and the shipping costs are much less. The lower cost of the artificial rocks makes it more of an economical choice to create a large landscape feature.