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Anyone know where I can get little rocks to use around my trees

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
The landscaper finished yesterday and he has big rocks around the trees.
I want to put small rocks inside the border where the big rocks are.
Anyone know where to buy them.
I just need enough for 3 trees and 3 planters.
post #2 of 18
Any store that has a home and garden section. Lowes, Home Depot, Wal-mart. You can get lava rocks, river stones, white rocks (can't remember the type right at this moment), and probably a few other types - they come in bags.
post #3 of 18
Do you have a Home Depot near where you live? They might have them. Any gardening supply store should have them. Did you ask the landscaper for places to buy them? Just make sure that there is no fee for this.
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
He said Kmart or Walmart.
I looked at Home Depot and Lowes websites.
Home Depot says you need to buy 10 bags but i do not want that many.
I would like the white rocks or the ones with a few colors.
post #5 of 18
That doesn't make any sense. That has to be for if you were to order from the website, not what you'd be required to buy in the store.
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thas what i thought also.
We will go look at rocks tomorrow.
post #7 of 18
My hubby works at Home Depot....he agrees with me that the whole 10 bags thing is probably if you order from their website. Drop by a store and just pick up however many you'd like.
post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
Do you know if they have the white rocks?
I did see some colored rocks I liked on the website.
post #9 of 18
I'd give whatever store is near you a call and see what they have. I know they phase out a lot of the stuff in Garden during the winter here to make room for all the shovels/snowblowers/etc. I'll have to ask him when he gets up (he works overnights, so he's in bed at the moment).
post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks,
I will be going tomorrow to look.
post #11 of 18
If you are putting rocks down you will need to place a landscape fabric down first.
Aren't there places that sell this by the ton?? Like a brickyard?? They have a much better selection and the prices will be much lower than buying the bagged stuff.

You don't have to buy a ton, its just they sell it by weight usually whatever you need.
They would have the landscape fabric too.
post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 
I went there first and it was more.
post #13 of 18
Have you considered bark mulch? I try to persuade my clients from using any stone "mulch" as its not at good for plant health. Esp that you are in a warmer climate the stones retain heat from the sun and contribe to the drying of the soil underneath and if there is a dry spell the plants can decline much faster. Its not less maintenance either as weed seeds can still plant themselves in there. The rocks can relocate themselves into the turf and can be a hazard when mowing the lawn. If you have to remove or add plants its a pain to remove the rocks and put them back too.

Bark mulch breaks down and improves the soil and retains moisture much better. I think it looks better too.
post #14 of 18
Try craigslist! I see people giving away "landscaping rocks" all the time around here. They would be just what you need.
post #15 of 18
I was actually at Lowe's on Sunday and bought a bag of landscaping rock; it was less than $4 for a 40 lb. bag. That sounds like a lot of rock, but it isn't.
post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 
I am going in a few minutes to look at rocks and mulch.
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by GailC View Post
Have you considered bark mulch? I try to persuade my clients from using any stone "mulch" as its not at good for plant health. Esp that you are in a warmer climate the stones retain heat from the sun and contribe to the drying of the soil underneath and if there is a dry spell the plants can decline much faster. Its not less maintenance either as weed seeds can still plant themselves in there. The rocks can relocate themselves into the turf and can be a hazard when mowing the lawn. If you have to remove or add plants its a pain to remove the rocks and put them back too.

Bark mulch breaks down and improves the soil and retains moisture much better. I think it looks better too.
I agree. I hate moving rock. I prefer mulch too - but mostly because I can get it for free. Through right now we have a lot of cedar we need to get rid of..
post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 
We did not find anything today for around the trees.
We did find pebbles for around the cactus.
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