I need to cover a short area -- a path leading from the lawn to a gate which is
very rarely used. There is a small area to the R. of the path, up against a
After debating the up & down sides of DG and pebbles, I am not satisfied with
Can anybody suggest a ground cover that lies really, really flat and is very
tough. The aesthetics are sort of important, but the practicalities over-ride.
This is So. Calif coastal.
On Saturday, June 15, 2013 8:48:03 AM UTC-7, Brooklyn1 wrote:
Yo, Brooklyn, ease off with the "meaningless drivel" <g>.
I went to our nabe stone yard today and was glad to see that they have broken
flagstone for reasonable $. I am going to draw a map for the sales person; in
the process I will have square footage for thee.
Now have a nice Father's Day (if applicable).
On Sat, 15 Jun 2013 15:20:45 -0700 (PDT), Higgs Boson
I knew flagstone was reasonably priced when I originally suggested
it... and it needn't be fancy schmancy stone for a rarely used path...
and all flagstone is broken, that's what flagstone is, only some
idiots decided it looks better diamond sawed all the same size/shape.
I think flagstone looks nicer in its natural state, random
On Saturday, June 15, 2013 6:31:21 PM UTC-7, Brooklyn1 wrote:
Great site, thanks! I think the broken flagstone is going to be my solution.
I just hope, at $20/SF, it doesn't add up too much. The lady that showed me to
the stuff reminded me to have the yard guy pick out nice pieces. Rather than
just measure, I'll print out a pic on my color printer and show to yard guy.
Now to price creeping Thyme or similar.<g>
So you're looking for non-plant material? If you end up with
spaces between stones or some such, you might consider wooly
thyme. It's very low to the ground, has cute pink flowers, and
can take some foot traffic.
On Friday, June 14, 2013 11:13:32 AM UTC-7, Brooklyn1 wrote:
against a neighbor fence.
Yes, been there, done that on another path.
Flagstone very tempting but expensive for a small, out-of-the-way area rare
Was also thinking round (or preferably hexagonal) stepping stones, but have
to deal with area in between and around. I know there exist plants sold s
pecifically to fill the cracks between stepping/flagstones. First need to
check if local place has broken pieces cheaper.
Tx for suggestion.
On Friday, June 14, 2013 2:19:19 PM UTC-7, Jeff Layman wrote:
is very rarely used. There is a small area to the R. of the path, up against a
Needs to be "tough" because I don't want to be bothered watering & mowing.
I just want it to stay down there and keep the mud/dirt under control.
Area much too small for wooden decking, but thanx for suggestion.
Am zig-zagging back & forth in my so-called mind. As mentioned earlier,
considering pieces of broken flagstone (if local place has them) with those tiny
plants used in interstices of flagstones/pavers, etc.
Will look on-line for those "tiny plants", but if any come to mind, would
appreciate the URL.
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