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Where to find cheap Landscape Boulders?

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Where to find cheap Landscape Boulders?

I want an inexpensive landscape boulder for my front yard. it is not for decoration but to stop the out of control vehicles and their moron drivers who don't drive properly on icy streets.
I guess I will have to get it delivered as these are too risky and heavy to transport in a car.
Where can I get it from?
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You'd not paying for the boulder, you're paying for the delivery and placement.
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Those boulders are very very very heavy. People can not pick up/load and drive home with their cars.
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I got a fake boulder for our front landscape that looks like the real thing, just cheaper and so much easier to carry.
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ckay1980 wrote: I got a fake boulder for our front landscape that looks like the real thing, just cheaper and so much easier to carry.

Not going to stop a car which is the intention of OP - probably lives on a T intersection and it has happened before
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superscoots wrote: Not going to stop a car which is the intention of OP - probably lives on a T intersection and it has happened before
Well, he could set some concrete filled steel posts inside the fake boulders :)

Trees are also great at stopping cars, but take time to grow large enough.
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I'm confused - how will a landscape boulder on your property stop ROAD traffic?
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My buddy got some of these for his backyard in 2002ish. $1000 per boulder. The rocks arent expensive, the massive truck and skidsteer to deliver them are.
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hierophant wrote: I'm confused - how will a landscape boulder on your property stop ROAD traffic?
See Reply # 5

Icy streets ... cars going too fast skidding out of control / path of traffic

OP either lives at a T intersection ... or in the curve of a crescent
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luking wrote: I guess I will have to get it delivered as these are too risky and heavy to transport in a car.
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Technically, you can buy one from a stoneyard. Not sure though if they install it for you. Perhaps hiring a landscaping contractor and letting him do it is the way to go. Do not expect it to be cheap though.
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Elephant stone IIRC....also great for taking out the slope in sloped yards vs making retaining walls.

You need someone who has equipment (bobcat).
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[OP]
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Thanks for replying everyone. Looks like I will have to visit some stoneyard places and haggle

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