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rocks without dirt?

Posted by adidas 6/7 (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 22, 14 at 15:27

Hello. I don't exactly have a rock garden but I need a little advice. I live in a very rocky place and In many places around the property, the previous owners dumped piles of rocks and fill dirt/top soil. This has lead to piles of stiltgrass/weeds growing all over. My plan is to remove the dirt but leave the rocks and then if I want to plant I can add a little dirt back in a specific place. This way there'd be rock walls all over w/out the weeds. Is there any reason that a pile of rocks or rock walls would be less stable w/out the dirt?

Thanks for any input!


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RE: rocks without dirt?

Just depends on how you stack them and what you are trying to do. I would arrange them with as little dirt as possible so the Stiltgrass wouldn't be able to survive, but Sedums and Echevarias would.
I put just a little dirt on rocks and stumps and Sedums do just fine....with no weeds!
Mike
Sedums on a rock photo IMG_0914.jpg

Sedum on a rock photo 2975756130036511179yWKjya_fs.jpg

Sedums, moss, rocks, and a table. photo IMG_3596.jpg


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