Clean landscaping rocks by building a sifter, using a hardware screen, and sifting out the debris that has blown into the beds. Return the rocks to the bed and spread them evenly. The time it takes to complete the process depends on the size of the beds containing the rock.Continue Reading
Construct a frame using four 30-inch 2x4-inch boards. Place the frame over a 36-inch square of 1/2-inch hardware cloth and bend the edges of the cloth over the sides of the frame. Staple the cloth every 3 inches. Make sure there are no sharp edges exposed from the hardware cloth.
Roll a wheelbarrow to one end of the landscape bed. Place the sifter over the wheelbarrow. Use a shovel to lift the rock from the bed into the sifter. Move the rocks across the bottom screen so the soil falls through. Remove any large sticks or debris from the sifter.
If weeds are starting to grow through the gravel, install a weed barrier. Once the rocks are clean, return them to the landscape bed. Repeat with the next section of rocks. Once the wheelbarrow is full, dump the soil or use it for other landscaping purposes. Continue the process until the entire bed is complete.
Remove large rocks and other debris from the garden area and wear protective gear, including boots, gloves and eye protection, when using a garden tiller. When the soil is damp but not overly wet, set the tiller to the desired depth. Make parallel, then perpendicular passes across the garden bed. Work amendments into the soil at a depth of 8 inches and till the soil to aerate the garden bed before planting.Full Answer >
When comparing backyard landscaping costs, take an inventory of all landscaping projects, and speak to multiple professionals and services to obtain estimates. Creating a budget for landscaping improvement projects is an important part of the process. Performing a site analysis can turn up many existing plants and hardscaping materials you can repurpose to reduce costs.Full Answer >
Find free garden soil in your community by contacting landscaping and construction companies, who sometimes have large amounts of topsoil they give away for free. The Internet is also a useful means of finding free topsoil, and individuals with extra topsoil often post listings on online classifieds sites.Full Answer >
Florida's most popular landscaping plants include silver saw palmetto, wax myrtle, coral honeysuckle and ferns. These plants are hardy and beautiful. Some attract wildlife using colorful flowers and fragrant nectar, while others are prolific climbers or make excellent ground cover.Full Answer >