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Black Mexican Beach Pebbles - Landscaping
Category Landscape Rock
Rock landscaping can add a beautiful touch to any piece of property, but keeping that type of material clean is easier said than done. When the cold weather hits, you might notice your decorative rocks are covered in leaves that are seemingly difficult to remove. Luckily, there are a few simple steps you can take to quickly remove most of the leaves and prevent long-term staining from organic materials. 

Use a Leaf Blower

As long as the leaves are relatively dry, a leaf blower can be one of the most effective tools for this type of project. In addition to being inexpensive, these devices are also easy to operate and should last for years with proper care and maintenance. After you dislodge the leaves from the decorative rocks, you can then blow them toward the corner of the yard where they can be bagged or mulched. If you only need to use a leaf blower once or twice a year, you might want to consider renting one from a local home improvement center. 

Try a Leaf Vacuum

For homeowners who are constantly dealing with piles of leaves, a leaf vacuum might be a better option than a leaf blower. Instead of blowing the leaves away, a vacuum will pull them into a collection bag or chamber where they can be mulched. As a bonus, a leaf vacuum is also going to reduce the volume of debris you have to get rid of after you clean your yard up. This makes it an ideal option for any homeowner who has to deal with huge piles of leaves from multiple large trees.

Clean by Hand

Leaf blowers and vacuums have some limitations, and there may come a time when you need to get your hands dirty. If the leaves are left on the decorative rocks and become wet, you might need to remove them with your hands or a stiff-bristled brush. Pulling out leaves and other debris by hand might seem like a tedious chore, but it’s going to protect the landscaping rocks, especially lighter stones such as gray or white pebbles, from stains and other forms of damage. You should also consider using a no-clog rake that will get between the decorative rocks to dislodge compacted material. 

Prevent Future Problems

Removing leaves from rock landscaping can be a tedious task, which is why you might want to spend a little bit of time making sure the leaves don’t become trapped in the first place. As a general rule, you must always try to remove the leaves as soon as they fall so they don’t become wet and cling to the decorative rocks. It’s also a good idea to install landscaping rocks such as black polished pebbles at least a few yards away from deciduous trees that are regularly going to shed their leaves when the temperature drops. 

No matter what type of landscaping project you’re planning, decorative rocks, stones, or beach pebbles can add immense depth, character, and beauty to it. When you’re ready to get started on your landscaping plan, reach out to the experts at RS&P Rock Stones & Pebbles, a premier provider of river rock, beach pebbles, mexican beach pebbles, and a wide variety of decorative stones. To learn how we can help you create the landscape of your dreams, call us today at (866) 380-0580.

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