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  1. #1
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    Default Rock Garden Border

    We have an 18" border around our concrete patio. This border slopes down all around the patio and to complicate matters, we have a new puppy. Rather than put in small shrubs or flowers that the puppy would dig, I'm considering a small rock garden border aroung much of the patio. We'd be using rocks in the smallish to small medium range and rock garden flowers interspersed that tolerate a lot of sun. Anyone have any experience, confused suggestions or concerns about this idea?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Rock Garden Border

    Good choice!!! I suggest larger rocks though from my experience.
    Smaller rocks tend to get tracked out of the rock area. Larger rocks are easier to pick up. Put a barrier down to keep the weeds from growing up through the rocks.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Rock Garden Border

    And good luck keeping the puppy out of your garden . You'll see .

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Rock Garden Border

    Yeah, I'm a little nervous about our puppy as well. But rocks with plants down inside seems a easier way to control our little darling. We'll see. Thanks for the suggestion to put a barrier down, Ravens. Any suggestions for plant types among the rocks?

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    Sand Springs, OK
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    Default Re: Rock Garden Border

    day lilies, and succulents can tolerate a lot of abuse. I have something worse than puppies in my very dry full sun bed 5 digging kids ages 3-7.

    Be sure to use an edging to contain the rocks.
    Debby in Oklahoma

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