How to fix my dumb landscaping mistake?
July 19, 2013 7:47 AM Subscribe
My boyfriend got a chimenea for Christmas and we figured we'd create a safe little area in the backyard for it. Problem is, we just dumped the gravel over the existing grass, and you guessed it - the grass and weeds are now growing up through the rocks. It looks completely insane.
posted by marshmallow peep to Home & Garden (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
What's the best/most efficient way to fix this? Rake out the gravel, and then pull/dig up the plant life? Tarp over the whole gravel/weeds mess to kill the grass, and then pull up the dead stuff or spread more gravel on top and pretend it never happened?
It can be a slow burn solution... it's summer in Texas so we won't be using the chimenea for months. We have dogs so I'd like to avoid chemicals if at all possible.