How to Make a Rock Garden

STEP 1

You’ll want to work with a cleared area of land, so remove any brush, bushes or undergrowth in the area. Using a leaf blower to clear the area of leaves and light vegetation will save time. Use a shovel to dig the bushes out from the roots and use a strong set of shears to cut the branches (Image 1).

Clear the Slate

Once the larger plant growth has been cleared, use a hoe to remove the smaller vegetation (Image 2). An important step in clearing the slate is shaping it for the addition of stone, plants, and mulch. The goal is to separate the lawn from the bed space by creating an edge using an edger (Image 3). Make a deep edge, so that over time any mulch or stone that does wash out goes into the edge and not onto the lawn.

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