Gravel driveway

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by aters, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. aters

    aters LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Hey guys! I have a gravel drive way that's around 90ft in length. We are wanting to separate the grave from the grass. Basically to make it look better! Here is a couple pics of what we are dealing with.

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  2. Andrew H

    Andrew H LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,680

    Edging of some sort.
    Could be steel, wood, plastic, aluminum, if you install the edging correctly it won’t sink...
     
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  3. ShowCaseLawnCare

    ShowCaseLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    Railroad ties
     
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  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,923

    To make it look better:rolleyes: edging will not help...if you got money to throw away put concrete curbs
     
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  5. m_ice

    m_ice LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 212

    Budget?
     
  6. OP
    OP
    aters

    aters LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    I just want something simple and effective. Concrete drive isn't in the picture at the moment
     
  7. Mumblingboutmowers

    Mumblingboutmowers LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    String line to get a straight line, spray driveway side of line with grass killer, then shovel more gravel onto the edge of the driveway to straighten it out. Then keep it sprayed on a regular basis.

    That would be your simplest and cheapest way to gain a straight edge.
     
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  8. Matthews Lawn Care

    Matthews Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,617

    So many options.

    I don’t know what kind of $ or tools your working with but you could line the drive with fountain grass, boxwoods,etc. or dig a small ditch down each side with a tractor & middle buster or use a shovel. Just depends on what your taste, budget and work ethic is.
     
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  9. Mudly

    Mudly LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 547

    Hahahahahahah
     
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  10. Mudly

    Mudly LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 547

    Disc edger if you're not looking for a structural material, rent one let it do the work. We do it on our gravel drives. Keep the trench for longevity.
     

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