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Old 11-24-2014, 09:55 AM   #1
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Perimeter around the house.

I would like to make a perimeter around the house where I can put chemicals and repellents for bugs. I was thinking of getting garden edge and putting it around the house (12") and filling it with P gravel. Was thinking of digging about 8" deep.

What do you guys think?
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Old 11-24-2014, 09:01 PM   #2
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if you want to do that, because it looks nice, then go for it.
if you feel you need a bug killer area, i doubt it. perhaps some killers also kill plants, idk of any.
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You want water to run away from your house. Don't know what your specific situation is, but if you have a lot of bugs against the foundation, it could be because the ground is wet, and I doubt that gravel is going to help that. Take a look at your grade, but typically you want something in the range of 1/8" to 1/4" of fall per foot, something like at least 6' or so out from your home. If you don't have that, a better solution may to bring it up to something like this, using dirt, so that a significant portion of water will run away from the foundation, rather than being held in low spots or gravel.
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