DIY Rock Landscaping Idea | River Rock | No Fabric | Hide Trash Cans

It is time to start renovating my landscaping areas around the house. This is a simple DIY project really anyone could do.

So I decided to try using river rock landscaping (without landscping fabric) instead of mulch to help create an easier to maintain option. While completing this project I also found a way to hide my trash cans in order to please the HOA and so they are not an eye sore.

The river rock I installed in the video is called “Mini Cobble” and it is comprised of stone from 1” to 4”. This size difference offers a great level of variation that makes for a very cool look. I did not use a weed barrier or landscaping fabric because I believe that is actually easier for me to maintain.

If you have any questions please let me know in the comments

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50 Comments

  1. Ronald Price on May 1, 2021 at 12:14 am

    Looks beautiful we also have river rock around our house and pool. Love how you hit your trash can

  2. C Rod on May 1, 2021 at 12:17 am

    Awesome finish! I love it! Tell your father, way to go on the side fence! He can build one for me, when he’s bored again! LOL! I love hostas ❤️

  3. jbowerdel on May 1, 2021 at 12:17 am

    At first i was devastated that you were pulling out all those beautiful hosts!!! glad you reused them-could also have sold them to recoup some of the expenses really. love the final lock. you say the mini cobble is about $55/ton where you got it–curious as to about how much that was that you had delivered? not a full ton i would think-maybe 1/4-1/2 ton? love that rock and will look for it when doing my garden project. Thanks for inspiration!

  4. Monkey Sack121 on May 1, 2021 at 12:17 am

    Doing my yard next !!!! 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽
    Thanks

  5. Inna Melnichuk on May 1, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Round up??!! Dude!

  6. Corn & Wine on May 1, 2021 at 12:19 am

    4:31 Love the puppy looking out the window. "Daddy! I want to help!!!" So cute!

  7. Cheryl Perry on May 1, 2021 at 12:20 am

    Beautiful hostas!

  8. TEAM SLAIYANS on May 1, 2021 at 12:22 am

    Nice… great work ! I’m planning to do something like this too. What month did you do yours ? Early spring/fall ? Thanks….

  9. Wild Weeds Project on May 1, 2021 at 12:23 am

    This is terrible- just put in plastic plants! This is against Nature!

  10. Michael West on May 1, 2021 at 12:24 am

    Mouth noises while talking drive me nuts!!! But otherwise decent video

  11. Backyard Gardening & Cooking on May 1, 2021 at 12:26 am

    Just added some rocks to my landscape.

  12. Patricia Welch on May 1, 2021 at 12:28 am

    Roundup is no good I’ve had to use it in the past on jobs when I worked for other people really bad for our Earth

  13. D H on May 1, 2021 at 12:29 am

    Great job. I love the use of the rocks in the backyard also.

  14. Yvonne on May 1, 2021 at 12:30 am

    Nice

  15. Diane Leonar on May 1, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Looks great! I’m about to do this in one of my long flower beds that borders the driveway! Wish me luck!

  16. Magnum on May 1, 2021 at 12:32 am

    Nicely done! I love the rock you used. I did something similar in our front and back, but I need to add a few more inches of rock. I just get tired of carrying all those bags. LOL.

  17. Violet Joy on May 1, 2021 at 12:32 am

    I’m so impressed! I love rock and I also love hiding ugly things like garbage cans. Lol. Very nicely done. I wish I could shovel rock like that. I’d only be good at driving that little tractor around. Lol. Super handy!

  18. CLARK ORTIZ on May 1, 2021 at 12:32 am

    Great job.

  19. Light on May 1, 2021 at 12:33 am

    No Roundup . No chemicals.

  20. totoro on May 1, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Thank you very much. What camera did you use for recording

  21. john alt on May 1, 2021 at 12:35 am

    I LOVE BEATLES ROCK.

  22. Christine Z on May 1, 2021 at 12:36 am

    Where do you buy the gravel?

  23. Kimmy R on May 1, 2021 at 12:36 am

    Love your video ! Good job !

  24. S M on May 1, 2021 at 12:37 am

    Is the fence attached to anything or just free standing?

  25. MML 1 on May 1, 2021 at 12:38 am

    good job!new sub’r. so y didn’t u use a crushed gravel under sand for the pavors? also, any reason y you didn’t use a border to keep rocks from fallin2 the driveway?no sand to seal the joints of the pavors?…. talk abot tite budgets

  26. Briar Rose on May 1, 2021 at 12:39 am

    Too much use of environmentally unfriendly crap….Preen and god forbid Round Up! If you have to spray weeds use vinegar. Otherwise it looks great!

  27. Dally Williams on May 1, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Very nice 😃

  28. HairExperience on May 1, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Looks fantastic !!!!

  29. Traci Lynn on May 1, 2021 at 12:41 am

    This is lovely!

  30. Joanne on May 1, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Looks awesome
    .nice neat and clean .thanks for sharing!👍💙

  31. Vinny Marzella on May 1, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Does the rock burn the hostist

  32. charlie ramz on May 1, 2021 at 12:44 am

    Nice video and good job here.

  33. Mahmoud Abubaker on May 1, 2021 at 12:47 am

    good job. where can i buy the pavers please

  34. Tina Burden on May 1, 2021 at 12:49 am

    Does anyone know – can u put the weed blocker granules over the rocks each year? Or do u have to move rocks and sprinkle again?

  35. john alt on May 1, 2021 at 12:49 am

    I WOULDN’VE MADE THE TRASH CANS FENCE, BUT SINCE YOU DID YOU SHOULD PAINT THE FENCE TO MATCH THE HOUSE.

  36. San Dan on May 1, 2021 at 12:51 am

    I ❤️ hosta

  37. Whit Anderson on May 1, 2021 at 12:52 am

    Really nice. Any alternative to Round-Up that you might recommend?

  38. Lady3541 on May 1, 2021 at 12:55 am

    Beautiful. Well done. My entire front yard is covered with different sized rocks no grass

  39. A Bro on May 1, 2021 at 12:55 am

    Fat pad! Where u located?

  40. Raylene Nance on May 1, 2021 at 12:59 am

    Awesome!! I love my rock gardens, I use Preen too, weeds are rare but I just pick them up if I see them.

  41. janet sander on May 1, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Shame on you for using/promoting Round Up. Please research safer alternatives for the environment and health.

  42. Lynn Lynne on May 1, 2021 at 1:00 am

    🙏🏻Thank you ♥️🙏🏻looks great . Great info.

  43. Frank Leach on May 1, 2021 at 1:02 am

    What size was thw rocks

  44. Joe Toodeep on May 1, 2021 at 1:05 am

    I love the look

  45. Arturo . Arnold on May 1, 2021 at 1:06 am

    This is an awesome project. Love your creativity–it has motivated me. How do you keep critters out of the trash cans?

  46. Starswake on May 1, 2021 at 1:06 am

    Great job and a beautiful result, love the rock.

  47. Mark Simon on May 1, 2021 at 1:07 am

    I put regular pool salt on my rocks and I get no more weeds or grass.

  48. jdburhoe32 on May 1, 2021 at 1:08 am

    Very nice. How many yards of the 1-4 rock did you use for that area? Thank you.

  49. Phalon Demarco A.K.A. JunkFoodVegan on May 1, 2021 at 1:10 am

    Outstanding Job!!! Nice

  50. IRENE OSHEA on May 1, 2021 at 1:11 am

    Hi, thanks for thid great informative piece, just wondering how is the fence attached at the sides and the base. Cheers

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