Ya Load 16 Tons, Whaddya Get? A Sore Back!
At our old house in Colorado, the weeds were never addressed by the previous owner, who put down decorative bark without weed barrier. You can imagine how that worked out. So I raked up all of that and gave it to my neighbor, while I brought in 16 ton of the cherry pea gravel and about 6 ton of river-wash to add to some that was already there.
I liked the exercise and the results were fine, by the time I got done. The picture on this page shows almost done. I went with the rock because the house is in a semi-arid part of the country and as stewards of the planet, I wanted to respect our natural environment, and not get stuck with outrageous bills in the drought prone summers. Also running irrigation would have been a hassle and an expense.
I’ll bet I could have done a few things differently or just turned it over to the pros. For those who are thinking of a fresh project, get with the professionals for landscaping, HVAC, Hot tubs and just about everything for your home, inside and out.