Landscaping term that refers to construction materials used in landscaping.

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Stone Degree Cut for Fire Pit

I am building a fire pit out of Square driveway type stones. I am trying to figure out at what degree I need to cut them to make them fit together in a circle tight. The squares are 9.75" Sq. How do ...
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How to separate rocks and dirt?

I have rocks laid down on my drive way and it clearly has some problems in the plastic layer below. Weeds have been popping out since we moved in. How do I go about getting this rock driveway redone ...
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Solid stone steps or interlocking stones for front stairs

I'm in the process of planning a landscaping project for the front of our house. Is there any clear benefits to using solid stone steps over smaller interlocking stones. My perceived benefits for ...
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When building a cinder block wall, how do I attach/level the stacked blocks?

I am doing some garden remodeling, which includes making sunken beds for veggies. To separate the beds, I am stacking cinder blocks. The problem is that the base is not level, and there are some ...
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How steep can a landscaped path/ramp be to qualify as accessible?

If I'm building a ramp, as mentioned in this answer, what are the slope and width requirements to ensure that it qualifies as accessible? (I recognize that there may be varying local regulations. ...
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What problems should I expect to encounter when building stone steps?

How long does a set of steps take to build? Can you create a micro climate with stone work? What worked and what didn't work for the project? Will most issues be apparent right away?
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Building natural stone steps

What tips and tricks are there to building steps? can it still be accessible for equipment and the elderly? how can I make it look like it has always been there?
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How is natural stone sold and what should I know?

Where can I buy stone? What are the different kinds of stone that are available? What do I look for?
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How do I work safely with stone?

Gardening can be very physical. That's part of the fun. Can I work with stone to make walls and steps safely? What should I watch out for?
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What tools do I need to build stone steps?

Do I need a lot of specialized tools? Will I have most of these tools already? What do they look like?
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What do I need to know to build stone steps?

Can I do this safely and economically by myself? What skills do I need to build using natural stone? What's better about doing it yourself? Why wouldn't I hire a contractor? What do I need to know ...
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Is it a good idea to build a paver patio near a large established tree?

I would like to build a paver patio next to a large tree that has a 3" wide root at ground level. I do not want to damage the roots of the tree, so it seems like my only option is to build a raised ...
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How can I drain lawn with very little slope?

I have a depression on the side of my lawn where rain and sprinkler water collects. There used to be a plastic lined pond and a lot of rock (for the last 5-8 years) that I suspect blocked the water ...
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Natural herbicide to kill weeds in a hard landscape environment?

I've got some weeds growing up between the flagstones in our backyard -- is there something natural and okay environmentally that I can use to kill the weeds? Obviously, I don't want anything growing ...