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How to Lay Rocks for a Garden Border

Watch more Lawn Care videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to lay rocks for a garden border using these simple tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Buy or find rocks Buy rocks that complement your yard's color scheme at a garden store, or gather rocks from the outdoors to lay a garden border. Tip Install landscape rocks with an audio feature to add music to your garden. Step 2: Rake Rake debris, including weeds, rocks, and sticks, from the area intended for the rock border. Step 3: Dig a trench Dig a 4-inch-deep trench along the garden edge where you plan to lay the rock border, wide enough to accommodate the size of your rocks. Step 4: Add sand or mulch Smooth 2 inches of sand or mulch over the trench to help prevent weed growth. Step 5: Set the rocks Set the rocks edge-to-edge in the trench for the length of the border and tap the rocks down using the rubber mallet. Tip Add a second rock layer to build a short garden wall. Step 6: Clean the rocks Spray the rocks clean with your garden hose. Now, wait for Mother Nature to fill in the gaps as the garden grows, or hurry the process along by planting your favorite dwarf plant varieties in the spaces between the rocks. Did You Know? The three basic types of rocks are igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.
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