Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Rock On A Roll
My plan is still evolving in my head as I stare at this space a bit each day. What I've know for sometime is that I do not want the common pearl necklace of flagstone around the edge (too formal). I also wanted some flatter areas for easy access. I also wanted low maintenance and didn't want to worry about thousands of tiny pebbles falling into the pond. That is why I was so excited to find Rock on a Roll. It is what it sounds like. Rock. On a roll. It is completely flexible. It shapes itself to conform to whatever it is laying over the top of. It is water friendly, easy to work with and very realistically colored.
I am using it around the entire perimeter of my pond to cover and protect the liner. It also does a fabulous job covering the wrinkles. Wrinkles under rock on a roll just make the rock work look even more realistic. Done right it ends up looking like a way more expensive poured shell. Installation took a bit of time because I wanted a lip to the pond edge to help contain the mulch;/grass/moss that are coming. I did this by gluing flexible plastic electrical gluing to the collar, then draping the liner over it, then the rock on a roll over that. Landscaping fabric and mulch finished off the area in front of the seatwall. All it needs now is some plants. I started with a bit of phlox (I like its mossy look). Added a bit of hardy lavender to the one end. Coming soon are a few Canna, some wintergreen and a few other herbs to keep the edible theme going! Yay Progress!