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How Much Landscape Rock Do I Need?

By Lee Roberts ; Updated September 21, 2017
Landscape rock

Landscape rock varies in diameter from 1/8 inch to 1 1/2 inch and replaces mulch or serves as decorative borders and walking surfaces. Sunset magazine suggests laying the stone to a depth of 2 to 3 inches. A ton of 1/2-inch rock covers 110 square feet, 2 inches deep, while 1 ton of 1-inch rock covers 100 square feet.


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Lee Roberts has written professionally in different capacities throughout her career. She has written for not-for-profit and commercial entities since she received her Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of Michigan in 1986. She is currently writing an extensive work of fiction.