Succulent garden help.

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by daysel, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. daysel

    daysel LawnSite Member
    from TEXAS
    Posts: 140

    What type of gravel/rock works the best for keeping weeds out? I have used decomposed granite, but I still have to spray too often.
    Any help?
     
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    weeds will grow out of cracks in the side walk or over the top of fabric, so keeping the soil dry is our first step. AS far as I know there is no way to stop weeds w/out a healthy dose of pre-m.
     
  3. daysel

    daysel LawnSite Member
    from TEXAS
    Posts: 140

    I don't use fabric, but with small river rock, I try and go at least 4" deep. Does that sound about right?
     
  4. Mark Bogart

    Mark Bogart LawnSite Member
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    4" is a good depth. The problem is that wind will blow in weed seed from other areas. All it takes is a little moisture and the weed seeds will germinate. A good quality pre-m is about your only solution.
     
  5. daysel

    daysel LawnSite Member
    from TEXAS
    Posts: 140

    Alright. Well, i'll just keep spraying.
    Thanks.
     

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