Gardening - Imbedded Stone Border on Pathway & Flowerbeds


Per your request Miriam I and Small Talk Mama , I've uploaded pics of the stone borders. I didn't do this work myself (I'm envious, Small Talk!) but when working with the landscaper who put in my irrigation and sod, he originally had the borders raised, I asked him, ever so politely to make them level with the ground. He looked at me like I was crazy but he did it anyway ... I love it. Also, I have a rambunctious Lab who was really "digging" to be with the neighbor's dogs. I also had him do the same "imbedding" of stone at the base of my fence. There is no fun in digging if all she hits is 4 inches of stone. Also, just for kicks, I've uploaded pic of my front yard BEFORE the yard work in Jan 2012. It truly was a wasteland.
Front Yard - Pathway
Front Yard - Pathway
Front Yard - To the Right of Driveway - Extra Walking Space & little flower bed
Front Yard - To the Right of Driveway - Extra Walking Space & little flower bed
Front Yard - Left of Driveway  - Extra Walking Space
Front Yard - Left of Driveway - Extra Walking Space
Backyard - one of four "half moon" beds in back yard
Backyard - one of four "half moon" beds in back yard
Front Yard - Before (Jan 2012) and After (June 2013)
Front Yard - Before (Jan 2012) and After (June 2013)

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  • Jennifer Godwin
    on Aug 2, 2013

    Thanks! And no, it was compressed when put in. It is crushed granite after compressing was sprayed with water - the tiny particulate that came with the larger stones kindof act as mortar.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Aug 2, 2013

    You have really made an amazing amount of progress in a short amount of time, Jennifer.

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