I have finally finished the landscaping project that connects the new patio and the new deck that was built over the old patio coming off of the kitchen.
We used some of the old bricks left over from the patio project and made a border along the wider flower beds we created using fill that came out of the patio excavation.
We used composite “bender board” and composite stakes between the granite/rock path and the grass. It won’t rot like redwood or cedar and is stronger too. I had many tree roots to deal with and had to rip the bender board to about 1-1/2″ along the half towards the deck. Buried only about 1/2 to 1 inch deep in places, yet is strong enough to withstand the occasional big foot or lawn mower wheel. Impossible to do with redwood bender board.
That’s an antique milk tank used as a pedestal for a sun dial
I used bark dust for the mulch and “decomposed” granite for the pathway, with stones collected around our mountain cabin mixed in.