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Old 09-25-2007, 10:28 PM
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Filling the gaps

This is some flatwork we did with granite curbing. I'm debating on what I should use to fill the joints. This garden is supposed to have an old colonial feel. I'm leaning towards filling with topsoil and trying to get moss growing. Some of the larger gaps I may even plant thyme, jenny, or other "stepables".

We used 3/8" stone for the bedding layer, so I think poly sand or even stone dust to some extent will continue to migrate into the bedding. Plus, they some of the gaps are pretty large, and the granite is at least 4" thick.

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Old 09-26-2007, 06:47 AM
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I would go w/ the soil and moss idea. If your going for the colonial theme then that is the way to go. Looks good!............................................................................................... ..............................................................................I mean........I don't like it. It doesn't stand out enough!

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Old 09-26-2007, 08:03 AM
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that would fit with the surrounding plantings, are you going to antique the stone also? is a fountain going in the middle?
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:25 AM
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stepables is the way to go get topsoil in before migration happens
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Old 09-26-2007, 03:23 PM
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Looks good! Go with the soil fill and moss or stepables. There are a ton of "moss recipes" out there. Basically you paint on a mixture of yogurt or buttermilk and some ground up moss. Keep it moist n shady and you'll have moss in a couple of weeks.
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:37 PM
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OK, I guess everyone agrees with me then. Moss it is.

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I would go w/ the soil and moss idea. If your going for the colonial theme then that is the way to go. Looks good!............................................................................................... ..............................................................................I mean........I don't like it. It doesn't stand out enough!

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It's not supposed to stand out... it's supposed to blend

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that would fit with the surrounding plantings, are you going to antique the stone also? is a fountain going in the middle?

um, antique the stone? I wasn't going to, but maybe I can Marcus free for a Saturday and he can show me how

Originally, a fountain was supposed to go in the middle, but it will take up too much room. So, where you see the spade in the ground... it's going there. It will be an antique hand pump well mounted on granite, running into an iron basin. I'm looking forward to it. I've yet to a fountain of any type.

BTW, I have enough of this granite now to do about as many walks and patios as I can sell.
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