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Pea gravel/stone in walkway

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by VO Landscape Design, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. VO Landscape Design

    VO Landscape Design LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Mt. Pleasant Ia.
    Messages: 365

    I have installed a pathway for a client this past summer with a sandstone colored stone in her back and side yard. She wants this same stone used in her front yard as the front walkway from the curb (mailbox) to her front door. The stone in the back were spaced about 4-6" apart to give a casual look. The front needs more of a "look at me I am the front walk to the front door" look, they will be spaced closer together. I thought of pea gravel or crushed stone in the same color or variations of it between the stones. Her concerns are the gravel will get thrown around when mowed over or shoveled in the winter. I agree but I was wondering if there was some way to prevent that from happening? Some kind of adhesive/compaction?? I have seen this look before and it really stands out without overstatement.
  2. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,315

    The only way i'm thinking of is setting it in concrete....
  3. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    Don't use pea gravel. The only thing that would be compactable would be decomposed granite. Put green steel landscape edging on the side to retain the granite.


  4. Top Dog Pavers

    Top Dog Pavers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    Create a 1 1/2 reveal in the stones & compact peagravel in between.

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