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Converting River Rock Bed to Mulch (And Compost Question)

7 years ago
last modified: 7 years ago

My new home came with a river rock bed around the Southern and Eastern perimeter of the house. Beneath that rock is primarily clay.

If I am wanting to start a proper bed for landscaping, I'm assuming I need to get rid of all that rock and start amending the soil with compost.

That sounds backbreaking enough, but then I honestly have no idea where to start with composting. I'm blessed with a large lot, but no trees which shed leaves to collect. I suppose I could speak to my lawn man about bagging grass clippings, but beyond that I am not sure I have much more than table scraps and coffee grounds to add to a compost pile.

Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.

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