The planting stones in the garden are an extremely solid attachment and especially decoration, which is very popular for many garden owners. Its pronounced decorative function allows almost unlimited application possibilities. But for the stable and long-term setting of ring stones, creativity and a clearly formulated design concept are necessary. To help you further with your gardening with plant stones, we have prepared in our today’s article not only helpful tips for you, but also a practical guide that you must follow step by step.
The uses are really numerous, so you can creatively plant the planters and make something unique such as slope attachment, wall, raised bed or simply introduce them as an extra decoration. The plant stones are available in the hardware stores nationwide in different colors and sizes. You would certainly be spoiled for choice, but in this case you will have to decide for yourself which option would best suit your garden design.
The application possibilities are almost unlimited … so experiment!
Planting stones: the instructions
The plant rings or often called gemstones are made of concrete. Their big advantage is that they have a lateral toothing and thus make a very flexible structure possible. You should first determine the situation and think about whether the placement of the planting stones makes sense at all.
For this reason, it is very important to determine which size would be the most suitable for your garden. It’s best to look for planting stones in the right sizes and colors on-site and then start planning.
Each state has different permits for this type of project. First, find out about it carefully before you start your project.
First concretize the attachment for the plant stones and adjust to the straight line. The whole construction will be exactly on the line and it has to be very professional.
Pay attention to the straight line
You will then need a foundation trench, which has a stable base. In order to improve the stability and robustness of the construction, it is necessary to introduce an earth-moist concrete layer before placing the planting stones and to fill the concrete only before placing the planting stones. Recommended is a concrete thickness that is larger than the plant stones.
The plant stones should be made particularly stable
To do this you will need a mason’s string so that you have a straight line in the first row. To create a stable first row of plant stones, you should use a rubber hammer to hammer the stones into the concrete layer.
Mason’s cord and rubber mallet will definitely be needed
Fill the first row with gravel. But it depends on how many rows of blocks you plan. For example, they should be one-third filled with gravel or the ratio between gravel and garden soil should be 50/50.
The combination of gravel and garden soil is recommended
If you already have the gravel level, then it is time to fill in the garden soil. Then you can plant the plant stones. The plant stones are not that big and you should fill in a plantation cover as a last coat. You can choose this covering to your taste. Recommended is lava or ornamental gravel, because they can hold the moisture in the soil.
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