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    Best rock around AGP?????

    i am looking at putting rock around my AGP. i have read on here that the rounded stones were the best to use. i also read that people put what is called pond pebbles. going to try to do this, this weekend. i was curious if this is the right stuff?
    Vigoro 0.5 cu. ft. Pond Pebbles-54249V - The Home Depot
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    Re: Best rock around AGP?????

    I would use river rock... small to medium sized rounded rocks.

    Skippy loves to toss out odd and assorted gravel in places that I just cuss and moan about when I step on barefoot. Ouch! He is oblivious to the problem with rough rocks cuz he's a bit of a sissy and *never* goes barefoot.

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    Re: Best rock around AGP?????

    That small stuff is a pain to get rid of if you ever need too as well.
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    Re: Best rock around AGP?????

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    Re: Best rock around AGP?????

    I'm planning to use river rock, but I can buy it at a landscape place "by the scoop" (a front-end loader) and put in a pickup bed much cheaper. Check that out before purchasing by the bag. I have it in a rock garden within my circle drive, and I like it.
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    Re: Best rock around AGP?????

    I concur with buying it by the scoop. That is what we did when we had our retaining wall and pool installed last year. I have attached a few pics.

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    Re: Best rock around AGP?????

    That is exactly what we have, but lowe's will sell it in 1 ton bags versus the small bags for a fraction of the cost. I think last year it was $30/ton.
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    Re: Best rock around AGP?????

    I used rubber mulch. It's nice and soft when walking around the pool, weighs much less than stones, easier to get rid of if you ever wanted to and if any gets in the pool there is a zero chance of it puncturing the liner.
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    Re: Best rock around AGP?????

    i just went ahead and put down regular mulch. home depot had it for 5 for 10 dollars. could not pass it up. spent alot of money on the deck so went with the cheaper route. maybe next year i will go with the rock.
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