Clean landscaping rocks by building a sifter, using a hardware screen, and sifting out the debris that has blown into the beds. Return the rocks to the bed and spread them evenly. The time it takes to complete the process depends on the size of the beds containing the rock.Know More
Construct a frame using four 30-inch 2x4-inch boards. Place the frame over a 36-inch square of 1/2-inch hardware cloth and bend the edges of the cloth over the sides of the frame. Staple the cloth every 3 inches. Make sure there are no sharp edges exposed from the hardware cloth.
Roll a wheelbarrow to one end of the landscape bed. Place the sifter over the wheelbarrow. Use a shovel to lift the rock from the bed into the sifter. Move the rocks across the bottom screen so the soil falls through. Remove any large sticks or debris from the sifter.
If weeds are starting to grow through the gravel, install a weed barrier. Once the rocks are clean, return them to the landscape bed. Repeat with the next section of rocks. Once the wheelbarrow is full, dump the soil or use it for other landscaping purposes. Continue the process until the entire bed is complete.
A slope of 2:1 means the hillside drops 1 foot for every 2 horizontal feet. It describes how steep the hillside is. A slope of 2:1 is considered to be a very steep hill. Many plants have trouble surviving on hills this steep because the water runs off.Full Answer >
Redwood bark can be used as mulch or as an ornamental ground cover. A homeowner can lay redwood bark along the foundation of a house creating an ornamental look that doubles as an insect repellent.Full Answer >
Free landscaping pictures can be found on sites such as HouseLogic (associated with the National Association of Realtors), Architectural Digest and Houzz.com. These sites all offer free landscaping slideshows and information about how to design the perfect backyard space.Full Answer >
Railroad ties for landscaping can be found at Lowe's and The Home Depot as well as on the stores' websites. Recycled plastic railroad ties can be found at Wal-Mart and GlobalIndustries.com.Full Answer >