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Ah, good catch. I wonder if that is unique to non-woven fabric as it holds moisture in it vs. woven seems to shed water.
Non woven can absorb water and double in weight while rubber and woven do not absorb water but they will wick within a fold etc
 
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How does this edging look? I feel like it needs some work where the mulch meets the gravel/rocks. Suggestions? May get more of the light brown rocks instead of the river rocks to color blend into the mulch better? Also I think I may have overestimated the sun tolerance of hostas. I thought with constant access to water they might be okay in close to full New Mexico sun...



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I like it! Looks great. Maybe mix some more rock into your mulch edges. And plant some terrestrial creepers that will soften the rock edge.

But really it looks good!
 

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I agree - looks good! Some plants would soften the edges. I like how J.W. uses creeping jenny.

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Finished up the edging! Pretty much done now. Two goldfish and a lotus were just added. Would love some recommendations on native ground covers that don’t get too crazy to fill in between rocks. I did add some watercress in scattered locations, not sure how much it will grow out of the pond. I have access to unlimited yellow irises and cattails in the ditch behind my house so can always add those if I need more plants.
 

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Looking really good, Rashad. Wish I could advise on ground cover, but I have no idea what would work in your area. Local garden center will probably be most helpful.
 
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What a nice job!
Have you looked into low growing sedum to plant outside among your rocks?
 
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What a nice job!
Have you looked into low growing sedum to plant outside among your rocks?
Thanks! I have some sedum tucked in there, so sort of waiting to make sure it’ll survive before planting more. I made little plant pockets and the bottom is wicking some water from the pond, and I’m a bit worried it’s too wet for sedum since they’re drought tolerant. They seem okay about 2 weeks in so maybe it’s safe to add more.
 

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