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    Landscaping (rock)

    My landlord wants to put in rock in front of my house. It is over 900 Sq feet. We are going to dig down the dirt with a skid and put the rock on top. We are also going to divide the area in half and put in 2 different shades of rock. The landlord doesn't seem to think that we need to put down the fabric/plastic barrier before we lay the rock. I seem to think we do.

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    Re: Landscaping (rock)

    Why are you doing work for your landlord? Is he paying you?



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    Re: Landscaping (rock)

    Quote Originally Posted by richey24 View Post
    Why are you doing work for your landlord? Is he paying you?

    Well she is a 90 year old lady. She has some family in town who will do most of the work. I said I would help, because I am a nice guy.



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    Re: Landscaping (rock)

    I would put the fabric down to keep out as many weeds as you can.



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    Re: Landscaping (rock)

    Quote Originally Posted by cycopath25 View Post
    Well she is a 90 year old lady. She has some family in town who will do most of the work. I said I would help, because I am a nice guy.
    Yes, lay down fabric. although, this is the worst part of landscaping in my opinion.


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    Re: Landscaping (rock)

    If you're doing rock, I'd put down the fabic (not plasic and you may have water collection issues. let it soak in through the fabric).

    I put it down around our house and wish I hadn't - but we have more perenials and such.



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    Re: Landscaping (rock)

    You will have a lot less weeds if you put a barrier down.



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    Re: Landscaping (rock)

    If you don't lay some sort of barrier underneath the rock, you'll have to weed it regularly. If that's not a problem, you don't need the barrier.



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    Re: Landscaping (rock)

    use preen and green instead of fabric.



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    Re: Landscaping (rock)

    weeds and grass will grow through it if you don't put down the fabric.

    weeds and grass will still grow on top of the fabric, but it's easier to pick it outt since the roots don't get established in dirt.


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    Re: Landscaping (rock)

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    use preen and green instead of fabric.

    Why would I want to use fertilizer?



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    Re: Landscaping (rock)

    You might want to mention you live in Wyomming too there bro... big difference, not a lot of rain and the soil not as fertile. Fabric would be ideal but I guess you could put some preen and roundup down before you put the rock down and that would probably do the trick in your climate since you have to water the heck out of your lawns there just to grow grass.


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    Re: Landscaping (rock)

    Quote Originally Posted by cycopath25 View Post
    Why would I want to use fertilizer?
    Preen is a pre-emergent herbacide: Home | Preen.com


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    Re: Landscaping (rock)

    terrible idea with Rock, you'll have all kinds of water/erosion issues, can you talk her into mulch? Definitely lay that black fabric down, cuts down on weeds.


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    Re: Landscaping (rock)

    Quote Originally Posted by CycoCyclone View Post
    terrible idea with Rock, you'll have all kinds of water/erosion issues, can you talk her into mulch? Definitely lay that black fabric down, cuts down on weeds.

    It's a flat area, and I live in a dry climate.



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