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Serpentine Stone contemporary-landscape

Serpentine Stone


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January 31, 2012
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Pour ammonia over the rocks. It will kill any green growing so not too much.Also keeps cats and critters out of flowerbeds etc. but there you can just put out a dish, not into the dirt. But why do you want to kill them?
    Bookmark   January 31, 2012 at 4:40PM
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Thanks for speedy reply. I was interested in using gabions for our sloping garden, but already we are constantly fighting off marauding hordes of slugs and snails. The birds here just aren't up to the job - or are too well fed to deign dining on such fare. Even the hedgehog turns up his nose - so it's down to us. We go big game hunting at night with torch and bucket and collect copious amounts after heavy rainfall.
    Bookmark   February 1, 2012 at 7:48AM
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March 8, 2014
Shani Morris wrote:
I am interested in how the egg was tiled or was it purchased this way?

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Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture added this to Use a "Regionalistic Style" to Develop a Cohesive Landscape
Serpentine, often considered an undesirable material is celebrated in this backyard. Instead of hauling off excess rocks during the homes remodel process, stone was kept onsite and placed in gabions. The gabions form a garden wall and bench seating.

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