We also landscaped around this house 20 years ago.
The gardens have changed through the years....
but the basic river rock around the foundation of the house has stayed the same.
These photos are about 15 years old.
The river rock is still pretty "clean".
Over the years, the rocks have "collected" lots of composted matter that is just perfect for "growing stuff"....and not necessarily "Stuff" that we want.
My adage of letting things "bloom where they are planted" had gotten out of hand
It was TIME to do something!
The more Mr. S and I talked.....the less appealing it was to think about dealing with the rocks ourselves.
We decided to (GASP) hire professional landscapers!