Copyright © 1997-2009 Demand Media. All rights reserved.
Posted: Sep/22/2007 7:31 AM PST
Hi, I am new to the forum and am looking for any insight to remodeling my yard. I just moved into the house and the previous owner did the entire front yard lanscaping with rock, junipers and other plants. Nothing had been cared for and I have torn out all the junipers. The dirt is in great shape but there are a ton of small and medium rocks thoughout the yard and mixed in with the dirt. I would like to put grass in the yard and plant/transplant other plants. What is the most efficient way, if any, to remove the rock or should i just leave the rock and rototill the yard up? Also there are a lot of weeds and grass grown in with the rocks, what is the best method of killing/removing these?
Thanks for all the advise, Sam
Location: Upstate New York
Posted: Sep/22/2007 1:45 PM PST
Well, I'm not a landscaper, but if the rocks are all above-ground now, I'd ideally get rid of them - the easiest but most costly way would be to get a gravel separator - the dirt would go through but you'd collect the rocks and could then discard them or use them elsewhere. Call around to rental places that might have them, or contact a local landscaper. Either that, or just shovel most of the rocks by hand. Sounds like hard work! The easiest perhaps would be to rototill them in, but two things: 1) you'd kill your till blades and 2) you'd then have to deal with all the rocks as you planted. Not too much a problem where you want grass, but I'd LOVE to have rock-free soil to dig in, and in my neck of the woods that's a fool's dream! Just my two cents.