How to Make a Gravel Path

A gravel path can be a visually appealing component to your garden, as well as being environmentally friendly and easy to maintain. Following a few easy steps, you can add a path to your own garden.

Steps

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    Plan out your path, using chalk spray or another temporary marker.
    • First, plan out the basic route of your path.
    • Next, use measuring tools to mark out an even width along your route.
    • Double check to make sure there is no delicate plumbing or wiring along your intended route!
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    Measure the area of your intended path so you'll know how much gravel to purchase. You will want your path to be covered by at least an inch and a half (3 cm) of gravel.
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    Pick your gravel. Choose a color and texture that is appropriate to your yard design, needs, and budget.
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    Dig a trench about 2 inches deep. The edges of the trench will be flush with the outlined edges of your path.
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    Line your trench with landscape fabric or two layers of burlap or newspaper to smother weeds, but allow drainage.
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    Edge your trench with rocks or bricks to contain the gravel.
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    Add your gravel, raking it evenly over your path.

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Categories: Paths and Paving