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.
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 >
One landscaping idea for the front of the house is to add a winding path from the front gate leading to the home's front door. Another idea is to include rows of trees along the border of the path to add visual appeal to the yard.Full Answer >
One good landscaping technique for a small front yard is to limit the types of plants that are used when landscaping. Another good technique is to scale the size of the plant beds to the size of the house. Ensure that there is a sense of unity to the yard by using plants that have similar textures and forms. Plants should also frame the door to create a focal point.Full Answer >