Landscaping rocks can be a beautiful addition to your garden, but sometimes they can be a headache to get rid of.

The disposal of landscaping rocks can be difficult to manage, and in some cases, it may require professional help. In many instances, though, you will want to rid your yard from extra or unwanted chunks that were leftover after another project is complete with them already being there before deciding on what type of landscape material best suits the needs for this area at hand – whether it is due to time constraints preventing any further accumulation during initial construction phases OR simply lack thereof depending entirely upon who owns said land.

Landscaping rocks can be found in many shapes and sizes. If you don’t want them, there is no need to keep them there to occupy space in your garden, which you could use for other things! Here are three simple strategies on how to get rid of that unwanted landscaping rocks:

  • Ask neighbors if they need some extra; offer wheelbarrowed transportation (if need be) and drop the rocks in their garden; they could shovel it out later.
  • Post an ad titled “Free Landscape Rock” through Craigslist/Facebook Marketplace—sometimes this works well when all other tactics fail due to bad weather conditions like rainstorms.


In some cases, these rocks are often covered in soil, grass, or even leaves. In this case, we have to first separate the rocks from the debris by sorting all the rocks into different piles. Then spray them down with water to remove dirt and leaves or sweep away debris like grass clippings that have fallen onto your garden floor (you can also use screens made from mesh wire). If there are tiny pieces of stone remaining after sieving out any loose soil, you’re done!

Ways to get rid of landscaping rocks.

  • Gather and relocate the rocks.

Sometimes people still love the rocks but want to get rid of them because maybe it’s too concentrated in their current position. Typically, landscaping rocks are about 1.5inches deep. You can move landscaping rock by hand, but if you have a lot of it or want to relocate an entire pile without too much trouble, there are two options. The first option is simple – use your spade shovel and wheelbarrow while wearing protective gloves (the rocks will cut). This works best for lightly coated stones that don’t scratch easily against other objects like wooden decks do; try relocating the rocks to a place (deck, shed) or a corner where they are out of sight instead!


  • Contact a landscaping company.

Contacting local landscaping companies in your area and asking whether they would be interested in swapping their mulch for rocks could help reduce waste. Professional gardeners are usually able to use what you have, so this type of exchange will allow them to keep both materials while still providing a beneficial solution for the environment at large!


  • Haul the rocks to your local landfill.

Landfills are a great place to go if you need rocks for something. They usually take them for free or with very little cost, but it’s important that before loading up your friend’s pick-up truck full of stone- ask around first! You don’t want to find out they won “t accept these stones after all the driving back and forth from home – so make certain there will be no problem by contacting landfill management beforehand.


  • Use the rocks for other uses.

Once you have completed your latest gardening project and are ready to move on from the area that was once covered in dirt – don’t forget about all of those beautiful rocks, too- they can be used as landscape edging; decor around pool celebrations (especially if colorful); walking paths through garden/park, pavement decorations. You could decide to get more creative and use these excess landscaping rocks to create a beautiful rock waterfall.


  • Contact a rock removal company.

It’s always best to seek professional assistance when it comes to removing large rocks like boulders. In most cases, throwing away your landscaping or construction materials won’t cost you anything since many outlets will be happy to provide this service for free if they can use their equipment in taking them away! One exception occurs with the removal of these types because sometimes drilling is required before haul-away – which may itself entail additional costs (which vary based on location).


  • Make a local advertisement.

There are many ways to advertise your rocks in the wild. You can place an ad with a local newspaper, offer them on websites that deal specifically with landscaping rocks, post about it online using sites like Reddit or forums dedicated exclusively towards this sort of thing – make sure you give enough information regarding the rocks and your location so interested parties know where they’ll find what’s available!


  • Rent a roll-off dumpster.

The easiest way to get rid of large quantities of gravel and rock is by renting a roll-off dumpster. In most cases, you can load one up with around 10 tons worth of waste material, making this an extremely efficient form of disposal compared to having to haul your debris or having it sit somewhere waiting until someone else’s garbage day comes along!

This method of disposal comes with a lot of benefits, such as :

  • Save time and hassle by not having to be home for the pick-up
  • Get an affordable, all-inclusive rate before you decide
  • Flexible rental terms
  • Guaranteed method to dispose of your landscaping waste
  • Dispose of large quantities of garden waste easily

These methods are all good ways to get rid of the landscaping rocks from your gardens. However, should you have enough money and you’re not fit enough to do it on your own, The Detail Guys are here to help you clear out the piles of rock from your backyard. A professional landscape company will haul away all those pesky rocks without breaking a sweat or sacrificing quality time with friends and family. If they don’t have enough hours on their hands, maybe hiring The Detail Guys could be worth considering.

No matter how you choose to remove your landscaping rocks, be sure to do it sooner rather than later. Otherwise, you may turn out to be spending extra money and time trying to do away with them!