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Old 06-03-2013, 05:16 PM   #31
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Valpd...When I say big rocks in the bed, be choosy,
some great looking rocks along with great looking
low growing shrubs will look awesome.

Go on a rock hunt and find some great rocks.

We move rocks around like furniture.
As the plants fill in and bury our rocks, we move
them around...
This is my favorite rock, I call it my frog rock...
it looks like a frog and the golden color is awesome.

can you see that it looks like a frog;
can you the hind leg and see the head?
Really nice!

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Old 06-03-2013, 07:07 PM   #32
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Thanks ddawg...
valid...Here's what you can do...make the oval bed, make the round bed,
both lined with the pavers you already have.
If you don't want grass in the middle, then cut a curvy bed between
both beds with just a cut edge and plant more low growing shrubs.
Go for different shades of green, in between put nice rocks.

I prefer river rock over mulch, but that's personal choice.

Another hint...lay the shape of your bed out -- with a garden house,
step back and look at it and decide what you like before cutting the bed.

If I knew how to use a landscaping program I would draw it up for you.


Once I reshape the bed will the hostas and other plants that I move survive? Its going to be in the 60's here this week.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:18 PM   #33
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yes, they'll survive. Be sure to water them.

60's ? ...what planting zone are you?


Before you ask...here's the link by zip code.

http://www.garden.org/zipzone/

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yes, they'll survive. Be sure to water them.

60's ? ...what planting zone are you?

Before you ask...here's the link by zip code.

http://www.garden.org/zipzone/
5a zone
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:56 PM   #35
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yes, they'll survive. Be sure to water them.

60's ? ...what planting zone are you?

Before you ask...here's the link by zip code.

http://www.garden.org/zipzone/
The reason I'm worried about grass or sod is the area will never be left alone. This is near an area where my son plays with his friends, etc....
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:26 AM   #36
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Stop worrying about a what???- a three foot square section of grass?
Don't the kids play on the other parts of the grass as well?

Here is what you can do, sod the small area between the beds.

If the kids ruin that little area, then remove the sod, and cut
the bed, and then either plant that area, or cover it with river rock.

This gives you more energy to focus on planting the big
area which will definately enhance your front yard.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:14 AM   #37
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Stop worrying about a what???- a three foot square section of grass?
Don't the kids play on the other parts of the grass as well?

Here is what you can do, sod the small area between the beds.

If the kids ruin that little area, then remove the sod, and cut
the bed, and then either plant that area, or cover it with river rock.

This gives you more energy to focus on planting the big
area which will definately enhance your front yard.
I'll measure it. I'm pretty sure the area in the middle is much bigger than that.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:16 AM   #38
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Stop worrying about a what???- a three foot square section of grass?
Don't the kids play on the other parts of the grass as well?

Here is what you can do, sod the small area between the beds.

If the kids ruin that little area, then remove the sod, and cut
the bed, and then either plant that area, or cover it with river rock.

This gives you more energy to focus on planting the big
area which will definately enhance your front yard.
4x6 area
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:25 AM   #39
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How much is 24 squares of sod?
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:28 AM   #40
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How much is 24 squares of sod?
I need to visit Menard's tonight to find out. Not sure how much sod normally costs.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:50 AM   #41
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Here at Home Depot a 2.2 square foot section of sod is about $3.
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Seed > Sod imo. It takes just as much water and dies faster and costs more.
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Seed > Sod imo. It takes just as much water and dies faster and costs more.
What costs more
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How much is 24 squares of sod?
What about this idea....?

Maybe some sort of mulch path between the edgers? With a contrasting look to the mulch around the tree/lamp?
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how about rocks, like small river rocks.
I'm not a fan of mulch.

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