Hardscaping in sand hill

butterfly4uDecember 1, 2012

Well, I spread 10 tons of stones for a driveway
which is quite big, it took me 2 seperate years.
It was alot of work but it looks nice.
now I have the side of the house that leads around
to the front to do something with.
i have sand. Like the beach, only no beach.
My lot is wooded. In the fall and spring, I get alot
of pine straw and leaves from the scrub oaks falling
in this area. UGH.
At first i thought mabey white pea gravel, which would be
different from the blue toned stones that are the driveway.
Then I thought of all the leaves and weeds growing through and how it's a PITA to remove it from the driveway, especially in the 100 degree heat in the summer.
THen I thought mabey centipede grass. i would put those pavers from HD down as a walkway and have grass on the rest of the area.
It would be alright, but I would have to mow it, in the heat. UGH.
Any other ideas?
i would be doing this myself by the way, and I have some
physical limitations. Like I don't want to use power tools, they scare me. If it's real heavy, I have to do it slow LOL.

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dottie_in_charlotte(z7-8 NC)

Sweetie, not ignoring you just don't have enough info and details about your side yard to make suggestions.

I will say that at this new old house of mine the lawn is planted with centipede and it grows well in decent soil (don't know about sand) but not tightly enough to choke out weeds.
It does have a controlled vertical growth so you mow less frequently and it's easy to skive off with a hoe as I learned when making a veg. garden. Nothing came back up from the bits of roots cut off and left in the soil.
Mine gets mowed whether it needs it or not only 2x a month so that's not too much hassle.
I think I'd start with the stepstones you can always move or reposition later as you grow more ideas how you want it to look. Not pavers really, just larger stepping stones if anything.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 1:11PM
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butterfly4u

Dottie, good idea.
I will put the stepping stones down and take it from there.
Mabey I will plant centipede, but i would have to wait til spring anyway,
After I place the stepping stones down, I will post pic.
THen you will get an idea on the area I am talking about.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 11:16PM
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dottie_in_charlotte(z7-8 NC)

Looking forward to it, butterfly4u. Seasons Greetings!

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 5:36PM
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