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Adding New Rock or Granite to Improve Your Lawn

Adding new rock or granite to improve your lawn?  When trying to fill in bare areas on an existing landscaping and existing granite or rock, you will find that matching the old rock exactly can be difficult. At a recent customer visit, we had to add 1/2″ Madison Gold to the thinning areas in their yard. The granite in her yard was 10 to 15 years old and because the new granite we ordered to match will be mined from a different location and can possibly have a different shade of color. Therefore, when we add the granite it will not match exactly if we just put it in those areas that are thin (it will be noticeable). The way to combat this is to order extra granite to use for blending the new rock in with the old rock.

Another example of difficult rock to blend is when we try to add half inch minus or a quarter inch minus granite. Anytime you order a minus granite you will see lots of smaller material that look closer to dirt mixed in. If you compare it to the rock that has been on your property for more than a few years you will usually not notice the smaller material due to the rains over the years that wash it down to the bottom. Quarter inch minus material is typically used for driveways pathways or just any type of walkways.

If you have any other questions or would like a more detailed list of exactly what’s included in our regular landscape services, please give us a call at (602) 944-0421 or check out our website, www.azlawns.com. Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel and you can also follow us on Facebook.com/AMSLandscaping or on twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat at @azlawns.

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