• Share:

Comments from DIY Community Members

Share what's on your mind and see what other DIYers are thinking about.

1 - 2 of 2 comments
Show per page: 20   All

March 13, 4:44 PM [GMT -5]

We live in Vancovuer, BC where we get lots of rain. I installed a path as described in the plans With 4' of gravel, but even with overhead sprinklet watrering, the dirt washed up between the gravel to make a muddy mess during the first growing seaosn. After the first winter the path was about 1/4 dirt with the grqavel whiuch looked quite poor and got muddy, of course. I had to rake all the gravel out, excavate down 10" to put crushed rock (which I then compacted), sand (compacted) then gravel. The paths now drain well and look great. I think the extra work is needed for anywhere the underlying soil isn't predominatly sand sp draining extremely well and if overhead sprinklers are used or there are wet winters.

April 29, 8:11 AM [GMT -5]

I built a gravel path like this using crushed limestone. I like the look, very casual, and it sure was easy. Gets a little muddy when there's a big rain, and a little dusty when its been very dry, but both are not big problems. The limestone where I live has a lot of stone dust in it.

+ Add Your Comment
closeX

Add Your Comment

Planning a Backyard Path: Gravel Paths

Please add your comment
closeX

Log in to My Account

Log in to enjoy membership benefits from The Family Handyman.

  • Forgot your password?
Don’t have an account yet?

Sign up today for FREE and become part of The Family Handyman community of DIYers.

Member benefits:

  • Get a FREE Traditional Bookcase Project Plan
  • Sign up for FREE DIY newsletters
  • Save projects to your project binder
  • Ask and answer questions in our DIY Forums
  • Share comments on DIY Projects and more!
Join Us Today
closeX

Report Abuse

Subject
Reasons for reporting post

Free OnSite Newsletter

Get timely DIY projects for your home and yard, plus a dream project for your wish list!

Follow Us