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Big Max Shed Foundation

I always liked 2' x 2' concrete paving slabs as they are reusable. A piece of plywood, even on top of gravel will be worse for wear after any really wet period. They are a bit tricky to get perfectly ...
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Best power equipment to remove compacted gravel?

Last time I rented a bobcat to dig out a compacted clay bank even with a toothed bucket it could not break up the clay. Compacted gravel could be equally hard. I recommend hiring a backhoe which has ...
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How can I keep gravel from moving out of my driveway during winter?

I found a product called Stone Man Stay Put. The manufacturer is Ivy League Landscape LLC. Found it at Ace but I'm sure Home Depot has it too. Simple water like mixture. Put it in your sprayer and ...
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Can gravel be used beneath wood chips for weed control?

It's not a viable idea - the wood chips will gradually degrade and decompose over time, creating a layer of soil like material on top of the gravel just right for seeds to germinate and grow in. Not ...
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How to lay gravel over grass

Without more information my advice would to definitely install drainage. If you have nowhere to drain TO, you can easily create a 'dry well', a pit lined with LS fabric, filled with drain rock, ...
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What’s the best way to remove 2-4 inches of large gravel from backyard?

A bobcat for 15X30 might work well but you need to protect your lawn from the weight using sheets of plywood. You will need to know where you want to dump that debris, depending on the size of your ...
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What type of stone is this?

White color makes it very likely to be mostly lime stone. The size looks like limestone "screenings" . When limestone is crushed certain size ranges are used for concrete ; so sizes are ...
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Laying a CHEAP gravel car park over soil/grass

In my opinion it would be a serious mistake to lay the planings over soil/grass. You will find that a lack of preparation will cause problems in the not-too-distant future and you will be faced with ...
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Sand and gravel appearing in garden

Freeze-thaw isn't doing it in South Florida (nor "after every rainstorm"), and in normal weather conditions air transport is limited to dust. So, your most likely option is critters that live in ...
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Sand and gravel appearing in garden

I can agree with Black Thumb. I have the same problem. But there is another explanation for it, here it goes. In any place where it is cold enough (like winter) to freeze the ground you will ...
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Can decorative pebbles harm outdoor plants?

Point one and two depend very much on the type of pebbles you use. The pH change should be negligible for most kinds of gravel isn't made from carbonate rock (like limestone). The temperature ...
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Should I use an open or closed French drain in clay soil?

I am a big fan of drainage around the house but it's a challenge as water will go where it wants to go. Yes, if you backfill with gravel and top with more landscape fabric to keep out the soil then ...
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Are there any complications installing concrete pavers over a natural sand sub-base?

Don't use sand for the third layer, ants love it. A new home close to the surface but protected. Use stone dust which is crushed gravel and commonly available at outdoor supply stores. You can't ...
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Can decorative pebbles harm outdoor plants?

Assuming the pebbles you use are not limestone, there are two possible problems; first, if the plants are in full sun, stones, whatever type they are, get hot in sun and retain heat for longer, even ...
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Using Quikrete gravel for landscape?

The Quikcrete website only lists one gravel product, "all-purpose gravel" sized 3/8 in, not 3/4. The data sheet says it conforms to ASTM 33, which implies that either 85% or 90% of the ...
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Small grain gravel as patio base

I would just rake it level and put pavers down , looks like a good base. I have built two paver patios on essentially the native sand soil , no problems. I also built a 8 'X 12 ' garden shed putting ...
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Best solution to slippy decking?

You've said the deck is at ground level, so it is possible to replace it with paving slabs. However, laying slabs involves a lot of work and cost; there's the digging out, the aggregate then concrete ...
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Best solution to slippy decking?

My father-in-law used a non-slip deck paint very much like the one shown below to coat his home's deck, porch, and stairs. Some specs: Type: One-part polyurethane nonskid enamel Finish: Low sheen ...
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Euphorbia milii (crown of thorns)

It would be good to know how long its been in that pot; hopefully not too long because the pot you've used is way too big for the plant, which is never a good idea. The pot should only be large enough ...
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Why is there concrete buried across my entire backyard?

Our builders broke up the concrete from the old house and spread it around so it is in various areas of the garden. I've found that the crumbled concrete seems to suck a lot of moisture away from the ...
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