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Landscaping with Stone

Landscaping with Stone

Natural Stone can be used to beautify your landscape as:


Ground Cover

Decorative gravels and even sand can be used as alternatives to grass or mulch. Preparation of the area should include removal of organic material to prevent re-growth. If it is too much to dig up, and herbicides are inappropriate, try laying black plastic over the area for a week or two in hot weather. Weed-control fabric will help discourage establishment of airborne weeds, but be prepared to do a little weed control every year. Weeds can start in just the dust that lands with the seeds – that’s what they’re good at.

The three steps to get your project started:

MEASURE your project area.

For bulk materials you will need to know cubic feet (length x width x depth).

CHOOSE your materials.

How do you want it to look? How will it be used? Will there be foot traffic? Are there any drainage issues?

ESTIMATE

Come see us for solutions, prices, the name of a qualified contractor, or Do-It-Yourself tips.


Driveways

The three steps to get your project started:

MEASURE your project area.

For bulk materials you will need to know cubic feet (length x width x depth).

CHOOSE your materials.

How do you want it to look? How will it be used? Are you dressing up an old driveway, expanding for another vehicle, or starting new? Newer ground usually requires more depth, larger stone, and even stabilization fabric: it’s all about how it packs into the existing ground. Good grading, uniform compaction, and a substantial coat of clean gravel on top help prevent the splashing that creates potholes.

ESTIMATE

Come see us for solutions, prices, the name of a qualified contractor, or Do-It-Yourself tips.


Shed Foundations

If your shed has a built-in floor, all you need underneath is approximately four inches of gravel to promote drainage away from the wood frame

The three steps to get your project started:

MEASURE your project area.

For bulk materials you will need to know cubic feet (length x width x depth). Do you want to maintain a decorative border around the shed (a good way to protect the shed from rain dripping off the roof and splashing against the siding)

CHOOSE your materials.

How do you want it to look? How will it be used? Are you dressing up an old driveway, expanding for another vehicle, or starting new? Newer ground usually requires more depth, larger stone, and even stabilization fabric: it’s all about how it packs into the existing ground. Good grading, uniform compaction, and a substantial coat of clean gravel on top help prevent the splashing that creates potholes.

ESTIMATE

Come see us for solutions, prices, the name of a qualified contractor, or Do-It-Yourself tips.


Borders & Curbs

The three steps to get your project started:

MEASURE your project area.

For borders you need to measure the length of the border. If you are dividing two areas of different heights,

CHOOSE your materials.

A simple divider between a lawn and a bed can be a row of bricks or stones, partially buried for stability. To border a driveway, or landscape areas of differing heights (like a lawn and a sloping bed), you may need a concrete foundation for additional stability, or even a low retaining wall (see Walls and Steps)

ESTIMATE

Come see us for solutions, prices, the name of a qualified contractor, or Do-It-Yourself tips.

G.W. Lippincott's Supply
609-200-5050
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