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rock pathway filler

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Leslie's Landscapes, Jul 29, 2002.

  1. Leslie's Landscapes

    Leslie's Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I am putting down a tumbled bluestone pathway, roughly 30ft long, 30" wide. I have left 1-2" between each stone for filler and eventually moss. My client wants something that is dark and contrasts with the grayish bluestone to go in between the stones. He would like soil, but I am worried about runoff. Any suggestions would be great help.
     
  2. mark2

    mark2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    How about rock dust that comes from underneath a crusher at a granite quarry. You can probably get it pretty cheap. And when its wet I think it will give a little contrast.
     
  3. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,776

    How about dehydrated cow manure mixed with peat moss? It should stay well, be sterile, and be a good medium for ....moss.
     
  4. mark2

    mark2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    AGLA,

    I think you've got the better idea! I think that would be better for moss.

    I was thinking about a sand like material that would set firm and hold the stones.
     
  5. Leslie's Landscapes

    Leslie's Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Thanks for the suggestions. I ended up using gravel dust. It does give a good contrast when it is wet. My client loves it, and soon I will be transplanting moss to the path.
     
  6. mark2

    mark2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    Glad I was able to help. I saw that done at a 1.5 million $ home owned by a rock mason.
     

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