got rock?

yardmartyrApril 4, 2012

I only need about 5-6 rocks to finish off my rock garden. Where in northern IL would I find these? I'm not looking for big rocks. In fact, just a foot across or so would be fine. Do landscapers carry rocks, and can I get just a few rather than a whole pallet? Someone at HD suggested I just go out in a field and dig up some rocks. Not a bad idea, actually, but it sounds a little backbreaking. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Know any farmers? Field edges can be a treasure trove for rocks.


    Bookmark   April 4, 2012 at 3:27PM
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Actually, I live near several farms. I'll give it a shot. Thanks.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 7:53AM
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Where are you in IL?

In Kane Co. there are a number of places. Try your local stone quarry, or landscape supply yard!

Farmer fields are wonderful, but stop by the farmers house and ask first! We probably got a couple tons from the field piles. One farmers stipulation was I had to take the entire pile! No Problem, it was gone in a two trips!! - AL

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 1:47PM
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Around here a lot of the stone yards sell rock by the pound. You can buy just what you need, not a whole pallet.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2012 at 6:22PM
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