When it comes to adding rocks to your landscaping, it’s important to prepare the area properly to prevent weed growth and ensure even distribution of the rocks. Here are a few tips for what to put down before landscaping rocks:
Lay landscape fabric: Before pouring your landscaping rock, lay down a layer of landscape fabric or newspaper. This will help prevent weed growth and keep your rocks looking clean and neat.
Use a landscape rake: After pouring the rocks, use a landscape rake to level them out. Look down at the ground with your knees to spot any peaks or valleys that need to be smoothed out.
Add mulch: If you want to further prevent weed growth and add some aesthetic appeal, consider adding a layer of mulch on top of the rocks. This will also help keep moisture in the soil and prevent erosion.
By following these simple steps, you can create a beautiful and low-maintenance rock landscaping design that will last for years to come.