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landscape rock

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by njones, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. njones

    njones LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    how thick do you put down your rock and how much to lay it
  2. Indy Kyle

    Indy Kyle LawnSite Member
    Posts: 157

    Uh.. you might want to be a little more specific with your question.
  3. njones

    njones LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    if i am lay down rock for new landscape how thick should it be 2 to 3 inchs its the brown rock 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 size her they sell it buy the ton
  4. Isobel

    Isobel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 548

    What are you doing with the rock? Walkway, retaining wall, planting beds, etc?

    Give us more details on your area, and what you're using it for, and what the question is.
  5. njones

    njones LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    new planting bed how thick do you normaly put it trying to figure out square foot say it is 3'x200' how may ton would i need
  6. tamadrummer

    tamadrummer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,102

    Figure on 9 yards of stone @ 3" thick.

    The yard you are buying from will know how many tons you will be needing but I am sure that if you are asking this question, you don't have the truck to bring it to the site so they will be delivering it.

    That is a butt load of stone, hopefully you either have your pesticide license and can apply a pre-m to prevent weeds from destroying the look of the stone almost instantly or you can get them to allow you to contract to an applicator that can. No matter how thick you put down stone, it will be a breeding ground for weeds!

  7. njones

    njones LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    thank you i did not no how thick you layed the stone
  8. tamadrummer

    tamadrummer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,102

    You will want no less than 3" of thickness everywhere. Try not to allow there to be any low spots, especially if no pre-m is applied.

    I personally hate stone mulch but if that is what they want that is what they get.

    If you can, 4" would not hurt.

    Good luck and make sure to price this right. Moving stone is not easy! You will be needing some motrin after this days work!

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