Step by step build a slope reinforcement and plant the spoon stones
1. Create the foundation
A “wall” made of spoon stones also needs a foundation so that they don't sag. To do this, dig a trench 80 cm deep and about 20 cm wide and fill it halfway with crushed stone or gravel as a drainage layer. A drainage pipe is laid in the gravel layer on the slope side. The other half of the trench is filled with concrete. A vertical drainage layer should be laid between the spoon stones and the slope so that the water is directed into the ground.
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2. Place spoon stones
After the foundation has dried out, the lowest row of spoon stones is now placed. Be sure to have a level on hand to ensure horizontal alignment.
Then the spoon stones are filled with good garden soil and the area between the spoon stones and the slope is filled with gravel. Then the second row of spoon stones is placed a few centimeters back on the bottom row.
Also, fill this row with good soil and fill in the drainage layer before proceeding to the third row (if necessary).
3. Plant spoon stones
Once all the spoon stones have been set and filled with soil, you can start planting.
The most beautiful plants for the spoon stone planting
Cushion-forming, low plants that can cope with drought and form shallow roots are suitable for planting spoon stones. Here are the top 10 blooming beauties for spoon stones:
|1. Blue pillows||flowers bluish-purple||needs a lot of sun|
|2. Rockcress||white, filigree flowers, evergreen||needs sun|
|3. Cloves||available in different colors||for sunny locations|
|5. Cushion bellflower||white or bluish||sunny locations|
|6. Carpet hornwort||white, silvery leaves||sunny|
|7. Gold basket||golden yellow flowers||sunny|
|8. Alpine liver balm:||pink||needs sun|
|9. Blood cranesbill||pink||sunny, copes with partial shade|
|10. Carpet gypsophila||White||sunny|
Almost all of the above plants for spoon stones need plenty of sun to thrive. Far fewer plants are possible for spoon stones on the north side, for example:
- Gold droplets (blooms yellow)
- Crawling spindle (beautiful leaf color)
- Mauer-cinnamon-herb (flowers delicate purple)
- Porcelain flowers (blooms delicate pink)
- Vinca menor (flowers violet)