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phillips_sl 12-06-2011 10:14 PM

Decomposed Granite for a Pathway
Hi All!

Am totally a landscaping newbie, so need some basic advice. I am trying to make a natural-looking, inexpensive garden in my yard. The look I want could be called, "a walk in the forest." I've been told that a pathway made of decomposed granite with some redwood bark (AKA gorilla hair) would look nice with a few trees and clusters of plants and rocks here and there.

My question is: How do I prepare a pathway of decomposed granite? I figure I should lay some weed barrier down first, but am not sure if I need to use some flexible board to maintain the outline of the pathway or not.

Thanks in advance.


joecaption 12-07-2011 05:28 PM

Your going to have to dig down below the top soil, compact the area, add some form of border, (metal works best, 4 X 4, 6 X 6's, never use landscape timbers they rot)use what's called driveway cloth then add the stone. You would be better off using crush and run so it will compact tight.

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