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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......
 

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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.
 

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Originally posted by NCSULandscaper
Depending on how large the sloped area is, have you thought about a groundcover planting instead of stone?
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??
 

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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?
 

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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 ;)
 
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