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    Hi all,

    I am a first timer .. both to this forum and to gardening works. Have a question that needs your help here.

    I have a small plot of grass (abt 9 sqm) that i would like to lay pebbles over and eventually place an outdoor set over it. I am on a LOW budget here and one of the reason i wont be investing too much money is that i am leaving this place in a year.


    My intention is to dig up the grass and simply put pebbles over it onto the soil and place the outdoor set ontop of it. Is that work-able ? or will i be facing lots of issues thereafter ? like sinking etc..

    your kind advise is greatly appreciated . Thanks

    TKC

    P/s - Anyone has free pebbles to give away ? I am in brisbane cheers

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    make sure you put weed mat or something under the pebbles or you will forever be weeding and roundup costs $35-$55 a bottle. If you have soft soil or worried about sinking you could put down some road base first and compact before adding the pebbles. Don't forget about drainage either...
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    Thanks for the advice !!

    i'll probably be adding some pavers for walking as well

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    Be careful what type you get they can be hard on the feet

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    Pebbles in an active area where you plan to have a table and chairs are a really bad idea. They will collect every passing twig and leaf, will spill all over the place, and will make the table unstable. The chairs will presumably be moveable in which chase they will once gain stir up the pebbles all the time, exposing stripes of dirt of whatever weedmat you put under the pebbles. You are far better off paving an area where you propose active use.

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    BTW, you can probably get pavers off freecycle or at the tip-shop if your budget does not run to 'new'. But most paving places (manufacturers, not Bunnings-type outlets) will have a range of 'seconds' that can be had dead cheap. Since you will not be staying there, you can probably get away with some weedmat and fat sand under them, and still achieve a good look.


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