He had someone put the rocks there, on top of the topsoil, about 3 years ago when he had trouble keeping Green grass on his treebelt ( he always SCALPED the grass when mowing it! ). I like this old fart, and I TRY to help him out when he needs it, like shoveling his snow, bringing out his trash barrel for him, etc. etc.
Anyway, I offer to help him take the rocks off his treebelt for him, so that the grass can grow there, but he says no, he "wants the grass to grow through the rocks". HUH!? I tell him, even if some grass grows there, HOW the heck is he going to mow the grass with a treebelt full of rocks, without DESTROYING his lawnmower!! But he didn't understand what I was saying, and just kept saying that he wants to grow grass with the rocks still there??
I think the guy has lost it, and feel bad for him. I also feel like just going over there and taking the rocks off his treebelt for him, but don't want him to get mad when he sees that his precious rocks are gone!
He threw about a half bag of Kentucky Bluegrass seed all over his treebelt, and then tried to rake it in, and then he watered it!
WHAT THE HECK!?
What a mess it's going to look like, when in a few weeks, the treebelt is all rocks with new grass growing around them!!!!!
Here is some pics at the link below of what the rocks covering his treebelt look like:
Landscaping Rocks 1/2 - Google Search