Rumble Stone Flower Beds

I fell in love with these RumbleStones I found at Home Depot while shopping in the lawn & garden department.  After browsing Pinterest for ideas on how to use them for flowerbed edging, I had a plan in mind and was ready to begin! The first order of business was to dig-out the areas around the house where he flowerbeds would go.  Luckily my son is quit handy with a shovel and dug-out all the areas that were clay.  I did the easy parts where there was sandy soil like in rounded corner photos below.

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Here is the first load of RumbleStone.  The little cement bricks at the back of the stack were used as the base.  I first spread sand, then put the cement bricks on top.  The sand helped to level the bricks.  I used a rubber mallet to set them and only busted my finger once!

I started out doing this corner first; thought it might be simpler than having to begin with a straight line.

Here you can see the beginning of the first straight line of RumbleStones that are being installed on the cement bricks set in sand.

I busted my finger here with the rubber mallet setting the cement bricks:

My daughter Cecily came by to help with the fun part (setting the RumbleStones):

I installed a french drain along the side of the house under the flower bed.  It flows into this catch basin and is then piped into the yard:

Installation on this side of the house took a looong time!

And here are some kids taking credit for work they didn’t do 😉

Work other side of the front:

My Aunt Fran wasn’t satisfied with the squared corner (left image below), so I rounded it at her suggestion (right image):