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Maintenance of rock garden?

Posted by tufenhundel 5b (My Page) on
Tue, May 10, 11 at 10:08

I've been searching and can't find this info. I'm trying to convert a patch of wild growth area into a Japanese Zen/rock garden. This involves removing trees, construction debris, etc. and grading. Basically causing a condition to promote weed growth.

How difficult will it be to keep my sand/gravel area free of weeds after I install the sand/gravel? I live in a wooded area where there are a lot of weeds. I imagine I'd need to use a fabric under the sand, but don't know how effective it will be.

I'm a total noob about gardening, so I'd welcome any comments. Thanks.

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RE: Maintenance of rock garden?

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Tue, May 17, 11 at 23:57

Either regular intensive hand labor or effective use of appropriate herbicides.

Or both.

RE: Maintenance of rock garden?

I was so tempted to create a stone garden like you are describing. Upon further investigation I learned the weed control in Japan's gardens I saw is mostly daily visits by monks. I have none here so I am going with a larger buried stone area with some ground covers.

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