How to Install a Crushed Seashell Landscape

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Crushed seashell has several uses within landscaping a yard. It can serve as a substitute for gravel in a walkway, or you can use it as a substitute for mulch in a flowerbed. Crushed seashell is usually white mixed with sporadic natural shades like brown black and grey. The installation of seashells into your landscaping is much like installing mulch.

Things You'll Need

  • Landscaping edging
  • Landscaping fabric
  • Utility knife
  • Install a landscaping edging around the area you want to landscape. You can use basic black edging or you can use an elaborate brick edging. Just as bark mulch and topsoil will erode and run downhill when it rains, crushed seashells will do the same.

  • Remove as many weeds in the area as possible by pulling them up by their roots. Starting with a weed-free environment will help to prevent stubborn weeds from poking up through the landscaping fabric.

  • Cut a piece of landscaping fabric to fit the size of the area you want to cover with a utility knife. If you must piece fabric together, overlap each fabric edge by 12 inches or more. Place the fabric onto the ground.

  • Cut open the bags of crushed seashells with the utility knife and pour them out onto the ground.

  • Spread a 2- to 3-inch bed of seashell with a garden rake. Wear leather gloves as the seashells have sharp, jagged edges.

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