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Back Bay Retreat beach-style-landscape

Back Bay Retreat


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August 12, 2012
latreehouse wrote:
How do you get the pebbles to stay in place, mine keep popping out?
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Do you mean a sand base as opposed to a cement base?
    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 7:41PM
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also curious - is it a sand/crushed rock base or a cement base?
    Bookmark   May 19, 2013 at 7:39AM
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July 4, 2012
8242 wrote:
How do you keep weeds from taking over inbetween the flagstone?
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Round-up is bad stuff. Don't use chemical weed killers please.

Vinegar in a sprayer (half water), apply just before the sun hits the weed.
My dad uses a blowtorch on his "ancient walkway" (brittle stones), works great!
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Another Thyme
In our part of the country the railroad starting using a (large) blowtorch device to kill weeds. Getting inventive often works better than toxins...we have an invasive weed hereabouts called Knapp Weed. It is very drought tolerant so I figured I could get it off our farm if I watered it. Worked well.
    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 4:27PM
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Black gravel set between sandstone-colored flagstones adds contrast to the paving design.

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It shows the joints and how closely to cut flagstone.
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Margie example of pebbles between joints, though we will use larger joints and have more ground cover.
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light flagstones and darker pebbles
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Beach pebble and flagstone.
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