mulch pathways

trying 2b organic

LawnSite Senior Member
i dont do much landscaping but have a customer asking about a shady path beside thier house where grass wont grow. I dont really want to do flagstone and they asked me about mulch. Can I use mulch for a farily busy path on hard compacted soil beside the house? ty very much for the help.
 

MudslinginFX4

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Raleigh, NC
I wouldnt see a problem with it, I have several customers who have something like this. Are you planning on putting down something to hold the mulch or just putting it down? Some people use landscape ties and also pavers.
 

Avery

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Kitty Hawk, NC
Yes you can do that. It will have to be refreshed often, but will work. How about pea or crushed brick? If they are willing those would work better.
 

impactlandscaping

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Morgantown, WV
We have installed several paths like this in wooded areas and backyards.Use an edging to retain the mulch, especially in areas where erosion/washout is a concern. We like to use these edgings : www.olyola.com
Easy to layout / curve.. and pin in place
 
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trying 2b organic

trying 2b organic

LawnSite Senior Member
ty very much, there is a woodland garden and under western red cedars on that side of the house which is why they thought mulch would look great. Now that i know it can work and how to make it work i will do it.
 
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