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Beach Pebbles - Removing Grass
Category Landscape Rock
Decorative rocks definitely look great in exterior spaces. Decorative rocks offer nearly limitless possibilities with size, shape, color, and texture, from Mexican beach pebbles to polished black river rock. These attractive and durable hardscape features can also be used for practical purposes. One of these is cutting down on yard upkeep and maintenance. If this is what’s on your landscaping agenda, here’s what you’ll need to do to remove grass and replace it with decorative rocks.

Decide How Much Grass Removal You Want to Do

If you prefer to keep some of your grass in place, you might add decorative rocks in areas like hilly spots that are difficult to mow or places where your grass doesn’t grow well. You could also completely remove all the grass from your backyard, front yard, or both. Regardless of what appeals to you, know for sure which areas you’ll be removing grass from before going any further.

Get the Grass Out

There are several ways to get rid of grass. An easy and affordable option is to use trash bags or other thick plastic material, such as a tarp, to cover the grass. Make sure to weigh whatever you use down with rocks—not decorative ones, just ordinary ones—so the plastic remains in place. It usually takes a few weeks or so for the grass to be smothered and affected enough by the lack of sunlight to completely die. Doing grass removal this way also eliminates the risks that go along with using chemical solutions.

Fully Clear Out the Space

Once most or all of the grass is gone, clear out any remaining grass or weeds. This can be done with a rake, or you can use a garden shovel if there are some stubborn clumps to dig out and remove. Clearing and cleaning the surface areas also involves:

• Picking up any twigs, leaves, and stray rocks
• Removing any other debris that may be on the surfaces you’ll be covering with decorative rocks
• Leveling the soil so your decorative rocks don’t end up appearing uneven

Put Down Landscape Fabric

It’s safe to assume you don’t want to deal with weeds popping up through your landscaping rocks. Reduce this risk by putting landscape fabric down before you install the decorative rocks. Consider using permeable fabric that allows for sufficient drainage so you won’t have to cut holes in it.

Frame the Edges

The main purpose of edging is to keep your decorative rocks from sliding out of place. It’s also an attractive visual feature, especially in formerly grass-covered areas next to sidewalks or pathways leading up to your porch, deck, door, or patio. White pebbles and larger river rocks are potential options for creating a defined edge, and bricks or pavers also work well. If you don’t want to visually distract too much from your decorative rocks, you can always opt for neutral-colored pavers.

Put Your Decorative Rocks in Place

Small decorative rocks or stones generally work best in larger spaces. With colors and shapes, though, feel free to choose anything that appeals to you. There are some practical factors to consider as well. For instance, if you want to make a certain part of your yard naturally brighter, you might go with lighter-hued decorative rocks that reflect light better. Once you’ve selected your decorative rocks, complete the transformation of your now grass-free spaces by:

• Transporting your decorative rocks with a wheelbarrow
• Using a rake or garden shovel to smooth out your decorative rocks
• Making any additional placement adjustments by hand
• Doing a visual check to make sure the landscaping fabric isn’t visible

No matter what size or type of lawn you have, you can enhance its character and beauty with a variety of stones. For advice on designing your landscape with decorative rocks and beach pebbles, reach out to the experts at RS&P Rocks Stones & Pebbles, a premier landscape rock and supply superstore. We specialize in drought-tolerant landscaping materials, including a variety of colored beach pebbles and river rocks. To learn how we can help you enhance the look of your lawn, call us today at (866) 380-0770.

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