Decorative stone suggestion.

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by KenH, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
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    A client of mine recently had a pool installed, with a plastic fence about 1' off the patio all the way around. We are going to put stone in this space, but on one side of the pool there is a slope immediately after the fence (Its pretty steep, probably 25-30 degrees). What do you think I should put here to hold the stone from falling down the hill??? Please dont say plastic edging......
     
  2. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am currently working on a pool project very similar. The customer wanted nice river rock to be used, but the cutoff point of the river rock was sloped. I used large, round rocks which I call dinosaur eggs. They stick to the slope and do not take away from the natural look.
     
  3. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
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    That is an idea. Did you have to bury them a bit??? or let gravity hold them???
     
  4. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
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    They were placed in fresh topsoil, so they were buried some.
     
  5. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
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    Depending on how large the sloped area is, have you thought about a groundcover planting instead of stone?
     
  6. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
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    They didnt want any plant material near the pool. BTW, how far does a ton of 1/2 inch stone go??? probably 2" or so deep. Am I right at about 250 sq ft??
     
  7. jwholden

    jwholden LawnSite Member
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    How about some metal edging from planters' with fabric beneath? Couldn't go wrong with 3/4" river jacks from O & G. Do it once and forget it!

    I have installed a line of mulch about 9" off of a fence on both sides to keep the weedwacking damage to a minimum. Just clean up the edge once in the spring and hit it with the weedwacker once in a while to keep it looking nice.

    Brown bed edger demo, does the offer still stand?
     
  8. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
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    Of course!!! Can you guess where the stone is for???

    I thought about the steel edging......I might just run the edger through and see if the stone will hold with nothing. I planted the perrenial garden.......it came out pretty good, except for the stepping stones:D :D ;)
     
  9. jwholden

    jwholden LawnSite Member
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    What can I say.

    It was hot, the stones were big, the birds were PISSED!:confused:

    See you Saturday

    :D
     
  10. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Make a two block high retaining wall....it will "retain" the stone and look nice around the pool
     

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