My lovely new house has an unlovely backyard. At one time, I’m sure the landscaping was exquisite, but it’s all gone to hell and it’s a jumble of vines and rocks and weeds, and a whole year in I don’t feel like I’ve made a ton of progress. I’m doing ok with removing vines and weeds, but there are tons of rocks out there that I don’t want, and don’t know what to do with.
Most of them are small pebbles, a little bigger than fishtank gravel. I suspect the original look they were going for resembled this picture, because the worst of it is around the pool area, where the concrete ends. A few areas closer to the house have piles of larger river rocks, all smaller than my fist, and I think those were used instead of mulch, to decorate a garden or surround shrubs.
I don’t like the idea of using them in my gardens, and I don’t have a gaping pit in the yard to throw them in. Rocks are not fun to walk on, and they are a great place for bugs to hang out, and I want them gone! I had a post up on Craigslist advertising pick-your-own landscaping stones and I had two people come and take a wheelbarrow full, but I’m still left with so many rocks.
How can I get rid of these things?