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Can I have climbing plants in a very narrow bed behind garden furniture

I'm creating a small gravel patio up against a fence in the corner of the garden, 2m x 3.5m. I'd like a corner sofa there, but also considering if I can use some of that space for a small flower bed ...
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Should I use an open or closed French drain in clay soil?

Around my property is dense, clay soil that holds on to water to the point where the soil will still be damp in hot, dry weather. This has resulted in poor drainage, so I’m currently installing French ...
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Can I use medium weight white shade cloth as a weed barrier under gravel, under my deck?

Can I use medium weight white shade cloth as a weed barrier under gravel, under my deck? I have a ton of it in a very wide roll. The white shade cloth appears to be more tightly woven and heavier ...
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Should I install gravel or artificial turf in a trapezoid-shaped yard?

I have a trapezoidal back yard. Part of it has some old artificial turf on top of paved surface. This surface isn't completely even, but with turf it's not quite visible. Another part has grass. I ...
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Metal firepit installation

I want to put limestone blocks 2x2x5’ for seats in a 10x10, 4’ deep fireplace area, I rented a digger and dig the hole I and plan to put 6” of base inside the entire area first then the blocks around ...
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Are there any complications installing concrete pavers over a natural sand sub-base?

I will be installing a concrete paver patio in the near future, and recently dug 6 post holes in the area of the patio and discovered there is about 6" of topsoil/organic material, then a natural ...
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Can decorative pebbles harm outdoor plants?

I'm thinking of putting decorative white pebbles on top of my potted outdoor plants. I googled this, and some articles that I found raise several concerns: Pebbles in soil increase soil pH, which is ...
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Using Quikrete gravel for landscape?

I'm looking to add some gravel between my timber steps, similar to what is in the picture below. Does this gravel look similar to what I'd find in a bag of 3/4" gravel from Quikrete? I'm not sure ...
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What type of stone is this?

I have this around my yard between larger concrete stepping stones and in more open locations. It is a rough rock with hints of different colors. My guess is some sort of gravel - I'm hoping for ...
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Can bushes help keep driveway and patio gravel stable?

My front yard has a U-shaped driveway on a significant slope. The arrows in the diagram below indicate the downward direction of the slope. From the bottom right to the top left, the elevation drops ...
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Can gravel be used beneath wood chips for weed control?

I would like to put a picnic table in my front yard and I like the look of wood chips, but I don't like landscaping fabric. Would gravel, laid beneath the wood chips, prevent weed growth in this low-...
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How to remove High Performance Bedding (HPB) from the bottom of my raised garden bed without disturbing the surrounding interlocking?

I recently got my backyard interlocked and had a stone garden wall installed (6 feet long, 3 feet wide and 15 inches tall). The garden wall is surrounded by interlocking on 3 sides and a wall on the ...
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Small grain gravel as patio base

We've bought a new house. It has a gravel patio. I'd like to install pavers over the gravel. However, the gravel is more fine grained than I see recommended when creating a paver patio. Here's a ...
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Best solution to slippy decking?

The kids have been slipping on the decking on their run towards the swingset ever since we moved in and I want to sort it out. The way I see it I have some options replace the decking with slabs and ...
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Euphorbia milii (crown of thorns)

I am pretty new to keeping plants, and I have a Euphorbia Milii as a houseplant now sitting in a terracotta pot. I planted it in cactus soil, and I generally water it well, waiting for the soil to dry ...
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Stone Man Stay Put [closed]

I am trying to find this product that was mentioned. I have looked under Ace/Home Depot and Lowes. Any other ideas or links you can help me with?
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What’s the best way to remove 2-4 inches of large gravel from backyard?

New home owner. After moving in I noticed the previous owner had laid down some gravel in a portion of my backyard so he could store a boat. Approx 15ft x 30ft. It’s been completely taken over by ...
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Laying a CHEAP gravel car park over soil/grass

I am opening a small sports field and need to make a parking area (for aprox 30 cars) It has been suggested that the cheapest material I could use is "Road Planings" and I think I may have secured 3 ...
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How to lay gravel over grass

I would like to know how to lay gravel over a section of grass in my back yard which is currently a boggy mess. Is it a case of putting down a layer of hardcore mix followed by weedblock and then ...
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Sand and gravel appearing in garden

After every rainstorm here in south florida, the landscape has been full of sand and gravel that I rake every week, but it continues to appear again and again out of nowhere - Anyone with a suggestion ...
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Can I safely remove glued gravel on top of my bonsai plant's soil? [duplicate]

My friend has a bonsai plant that they won at a door prize and it is in a container where it came in and all the little pebbles are glued together. Is there a way to unglue the pebbles? Or if I were ...
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Big Max Shed Foundation

I have a 7 x 7 big max resin shed, resin floor. I'm putting in the corner of my yard for about year until we do some serious landscaping then it will be moved to a new location. What should I use ...
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Best power equipment to remove compacted gravel?

I have a gravel driveway in my front yard that I want to remove to put a garden bed. The gravel is large (1/2" to 1" dia.) and very compacted, so it is nearly impossible to remove by hand. I want to ...
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Shall I remove pea-sized rocks and gravels from soil before planting a flowering cherry?

I plan to plant a flowering cherry (upright form) in the edge of my garden, but there are quite a lot pea-sized rocks and gravels in the soil (as shown in the pics). I wonder if I need to clean all of ...
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How can I get weed seeds out of a gravel bed?

The side of my house has a small gravel bed that abuts the lawn. It is mostly choked with weeds and was in poor shape when we bought the place last year. I want to dig it up, put down new fabric and ...
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How can I dispose of gravel?

The previous owner of my house decided to plant two large junipers in front of the house and fill around them with ~1-2" diameter gravel. I've already taken out the junipers but now I am left to deal ...
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How do I flatten my soil to apply gravel?

I have dug up a section of my lawn to apply gravel. The soil is now very lumpy and I am wondering how to flatten it out?
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How can I keep gravel from moving out of my driveway during winter?

I have a gravel driveway going horizontally across a hill, and have trouble keeping the gravel in the driveway, especially during snow. This is because every time I shovel out the driveway, stones get ...
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Can I use crushed stone instead of pea gravel for drainage?

In another question I was advised to use pea gravel for french drains. Now, as it happens, a previous owner put down a lot of weed matting and covered it with perhaps 5cm of gravel. My best guess, ...
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Why is there concrete buried across my entire backyard?

As I was planting a few fruit trees last weekend, I discovered an odd and very annoying phenomenon. About 6" down from ground level, I ran across a 2" layer of really crumbly concrete/gravel mixture. ...
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