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Landscaping Guide For Homeowners

Hello, my name is Justin Malone and on this blog you'll find a lot of useful information about landscaping. When I moved into my newly built home, I didn't even have any grass in my yard, so I had to start from scratch. Before I tackled the project of landscaping my property, I did a large amount of research first. I learned how to plant grass seed, and when the grass started to grow, I researched planting trees. As my yard started taking shape, I planted shrubs and made flower beds. My next landscape project was building a fish pond and I completed it with ease after doing the research. I'm writing this blog as a guide for others who want to do their own landscaping and I hope that it helps you learn how to create a beautiful yard.

2 Tips For Keeping Your Landscape Rock Looking Great

Incorporating landscape rock into your landscape design is going to be a great idea because of how versatile and beautiful it can be. You can choose rocks of all shapes, sizes, colors, and styles. You can blend them however you would like and basically incorporate them into any area of your yard that you would like, such as around flower beds and around trees. You can use them to create walkways, to go under a swing-set or trampoline, or to create a decorative rock garden area. While landscape rock is not going to require a great deal of work to care for, it is still going to require some maintenance if you want it to keep looking good. This article is going to discuss 2 tips for keeping your landscape rock looking great. 

Double Up On Your Landscape Fabric 

Where ever you put rock down, you are going to want to use landscape fabric. This fabric is going to stop weeds from growing up in-between your rocks and will help stop dirt from coming up from the ground and getting mixed into your rocks. However, it is permeable so water can still pass through it without creating any flooding issues. While using one layer of the fabric is helpful, it is going to be even better if you double up your landscape fabric. This is going to make an even thicker barrier between the ground and the rocks, and it is also going to help it last longer because the dirt is going to wear down over time. You will also want to make sure that each piece of landscape fabric overlaps and that there are no areas of the ground that are left bare. 

Rake Your Rocks Regularly

If you're installing looser landscape rock, something that doesn't take a whole lot of time to do but can keep your rocks looking great is raking them regularly. You are going to want to use a stiff rake made with a steel end so that it can effectively move the rocks around. You will just want to rake the rocks until they are even and level. This can stop your rocks from gathering in one place or another due to traffic, either by foot or vehicle. It can also help you to go longer between having to purchase more rock because you will keep bare spots covered longer and literally help the rocks stretch across the ground.