Xeriscape Landscaping

Covering Ground W/Plastic Liner Before Xeriscaping

Anonymous added on August 29, 2011 | Answered

We had our lawn xeriscaped last year. Many weeds and small trees have popped up. We have been told by another landscaper that we need to have all our pebbles/gravel/rock scraped off and plastic laid down and then put the pebbles/gravel/rock back on the plastic. Is this true? Is it typical that plastic is laid FIRST and then the rock, etc. placed on that?

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Answered on August 30, 2011

Actually the answer is yes. It is often helpful to first place a layer of plastic or landscape fabric on the ground prior to adding the gravels/pebbles, etc. This will help prevent weeds from popping through the gravels.

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