Garden Landscaping with Slate Chippings
5 May 2010- Decorative slate chips have become a very good means to get a maintenance free garden as well as garden landscaping for ultimate beauty. If you have earlier thought of laying slate chippings in garden for decorating, go ahead and do so. If you have not yet thought about laying slate chippings in garden, just browse through the net to see some gardens having slate chips in the front or in pathways, borders etc. and you'll just love the idea of using slate chippings in your garden! How to lay slate chippings in garden- we'll tell you. And if you are thinking how slate chips can give maintenance free garden, let me tell you that you will not have to worry about weeds in your garden anymore once you lay slate chips there!
How to Lay Slate Chippings in Garden?
Slate chips are available in a wide variety of colors (plum, blue, green among others) and sizes (5-30mm, 30-50mm, 50-75mm and so on). For basic information about slate chippings, read Slate Chips.
Buy slate chips that appeal you most or that will go well with your outdoor decor and follow the step-by-step instructions here to lay them in your garden.
Keep in mind that smaller slate chippings will cover the garden area better than large pieces as they do not link together well and also show the underneath (If you don't have deep coverage). Small slate chips are also apt if your garden area is smaller.
For laying slate chippings in garden, dig off all the turf, grass and other plant roots to clean off the area.
Level off the ground if it is uneven. This will save you some slate chips (you'll need more slate chippings to level off the space if not already done so.)
Place a plastic woven sheeting- that are sold in different widths- to cover the area where you wish to lay slate chippings. This sheet is to prevent weeds growing through the slate chips. The weed sheet should be double thick as weeds can find perforations to grow through it.
Top the sheet with slate chips of your choice.
For further garden landscaping, you may arrange loose slate in some sort of patterns.
And here is your maintenance free garden having slate chippings, ready to be enjoyed!
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