How do I keep rocks from sinking into the dirt in my flower/shrub bed?

by Jun26548051
Had termites "attack" a storage building. Pest control company advised we NOT use wood product mulch near house. I am going to try using rock instead of mulch in my flower/shrub beds. How do I keep the rocks from sinking into the dirt.

  9 answers
  • Bru27936191 Bru27936191 on Jul 19, 2017

    put down porus weed netting then cover w/rock.

  • Julie King Julie King on Jul 19, 2017

    Weed barrier cloth is very effective

  • H. Chené Maurer H. Chené Maurer on Jul 19, 2017

    put black plastic under it. the fabric weed control may kill your flowers and it isn't a cure all for weeds anyway.

  • Diana Brewer Diana Brewer on Jul 19, 2017

    You could use pine straw instead,if it is available where you live.Rocks hold in heat that can burn up certain plants.The straw holds in moisture and repels certain munching bugs.Just a thought...

  • Cindy Cindy on Jul 19, 2017

    I agree with everybody else. Put weed fabric down first. Then put your rocks on top. Hope this helps you.

  • Sandi Blair Sandi Blair on Jul 20, 2017

    Lay down landscape fabric before you rock. Water still gets through to your plants, but the rocks stay on top.

  • Sandy Sandy on Aug 27, 2017

    I have a 30 x 60 inch flower bed that I just took 25+ year old mini boxwood hedges out of and am putting another type of dwarf plant in. Need ideas to put some kind of wall around it, like pavers but TOOOO expensive don't like wood what else is there.

  • Doreen Kennedy Doreen Kennedy on Aug 27, 2017

    I use landscape fabric under gravel and larger rock and stones. Works great to keep the gravel in place and from sinking in the dirt. Plus I have no weeds. My picture shows a garden bed and some gravel against the house foundation. Ignore the rocks on top of the piece of cardboard. I kept them there temporarily until I needed them for a project.

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