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Fieldstone Question

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by stahlfaust, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. stahlfaust

    stahlfaust LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    I am making a 6 inch tall fieldstone bed edge around a tree. The one tree is a birch and it is solid root in the proposed area. Should I do a base, or with fieldstone at this height is it not that critical. I have another bed to do, but the ground seems a bit more cooperative, if i can whats the ideal base for installing fieldstone at this height.

    Im new to this, forgive me but Im a college student doing a job for my boss.
  2. vaughnslawns

    vaughnslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 324

  3. stahlfaust

    stahlfaust LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    Im talking about dry stack fieldstone wall, not flagstone. I should of been more clear.
  4. stahlfaust

    stahlfaust LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    anyone? I am still learning and I want to do this right
  5. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 601

    You can never go wrong with using a base, however if you are not retaining anything it could be overkill, from your description you are aren't. Why does it need to be 6 inches tall if it's a border edging effect he wants 3-4 inches is plenty, and will retain mulch.

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