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hi there! Hope someone can help me...I was wondering what is the best type of rock to use at the side of our house. There was an ugly red jagged non-uniformed size type rock all along the side of our fence and walkway(abt 60 ft long and 3 feet wide) but yesterday I raked/dug it all out since it had lots of weeds growing in it, even right through the landscape fabric underneath. I want to put down new fabric and change the rock colour to a more neutral colour. Anyone know what is the best type of rock to buy?...there seems to be alot of different choices. Is a pea gravel size cover better or a larger rock mix better? I guess the smaller the rocks the less likely dirt and weed seeds will blow in and sprout????Maybe not. Help please...I have no idea about what to use.

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thanks! I was wondering how deep it should be. Before, at one end it had about one inch and the other about 4 inches! I will try to correct this before putting the new rock down. :)

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Thanks! I like your idea of putting plants in the gravel to soften it. l will go to the garden centers and price out the pea gravel. I have no idea what amount to buy but hopefully I can estimate. I can't wait to freshen this area up. Last year it was so weedy. The weeds were so hard to pull out of the old sharp rock.

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