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Rock Wall, Steps, Bamboo eclectic-landscape

Rock Wall, Steps, Bamboo

Basalt wall with basalt/gravel steps in the background.

Lake Oswego Shade Garden
Check out more from this project at We love working in Lake Oswego!

By Ben Bowen of Ross NW Watergardens, a Portland landscaping firm.

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March 4, 2014
Amy Henderson wrote:
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I have to get myself to the stone supplier to see what we have here in lower NY state. Would you please tell me how deep you go down, what larger gravel layer below, if any, and how deep the finish gravel is? Basically, what's your construction specification. How high does the stone riser have to stand proud of the gravel to keep it more or less in place? BTW, THANKS!!!!
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We usually do 3"-4" of a larger gravel underneath- but it could easily be done with just the finer gravel. We then do 2"-3" of the 1/4" minus gravel over the top. It compacts very hard, so the riser top and gravel can basically be level to each other.
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