Best method/materials for added gravel path on side of house?

mgb_May 4, 2012

The area on the side of my house is very compacted and doesn�t grow grass well and in the winter when it rains it becomes a mess. I�d like to add crushed gravel along the side of the house but I�m not sure what the best type to add and if there is anything else I need to do. I planned on having the first few inches of soil dug up and then just adding the crushed gravel directly on top. Is that fine? Any thing else I should do? What type of gravel should I use? I keep the garbage/recycling on the side of the house and bring my mower through this area.

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mgb_

Also- the tree and roots are going to be removed...

    Bookmark   May 4, 2012 at 6:23PM
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designoline6(Z6)

it becomes a mess too that just adding the crushed gravel directly on top.I try to a other combinations:

    Bookmark   May 4, 2012 at 8:21PM
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inkognito

come on designonline that is just stupid.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2012 at 10:28PM
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reyesuela(z7a)

Once the tree is out and your drainage issue is taken care of, the right kind of grass might grow just fine.

Otherwise, decomposed granite might be a good solution there.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2012 at 2:05AM
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