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Old 12-07-2018, 07:08 PM   #1
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Pathway fines for dry creek base??


Hi, I'm adding a dry creek in my front yard...and the typical materials seem to be a pea gravel base, then the decorative rocks on top.

My question is, can I use pathway fines instead of pea gravel?

I only ask because I happened to have a bunch of Blue Pathway Fines left over from some previous flagstones I put in. I certainly realize this is a much finer material than pea gravel -- much of it like sand -- but if it's acceptable, it would certainly be a nice way to use the leftover material.

Thanks for your thoughts.
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I have walked up a few real ones. They don't usually follow anyone's rules.
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What type of soil? the finer the initial layer is the more apt it is to get swallowed up by soft soil.
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It's your yard and your choice. I totally agree with:


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I have walked up a few real ones. They don't usually follow anyone's rules.

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the finer the initial layer is the more apt it is to get swallowed up by soft soil.

When using the finer stock I would probably add a layer of landscape fabric before I spread the stones.
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Old 12-08-2018, 09:57 AM   #5
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Thanks for your replies so far, just to respond to questions...

- Yes, it would be landscape fabric, then pea gravel (or path fines), then the decorative rocks.
- The soil here is pretty clay-ish.

So as mentioned, most information seems to recommend pea gravel. I have no idea why, but since they all seem to say this, that's why I didn't know if path fines would be okay or not. I didn't know if the particular/larger size of pea gravel made it ideal for some reason or if path fines would impede drainage as it's too fine/powdery, hence the post.

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Thanks for your replies so far, just to respond to questions...

- Yes, it would be landscape fabric, then pea gravel (or path fines), then the decorative rocks.
- The soil here is pretty clay-ish.

So as mentioned, most information seems to recommend pea gravel. I have no idea why, but since they all seem to say this, that's why I didn't know if path fines would be okay or not. I didn't know if the particular/larger size of pea gravel made it ideal for some reason or if path fines would impede drainage as it's too fine/powdery, hence the post.

Thanks
You could always just do a few feet of test run
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Ayuh,..... Is this dry creek, ever flow water,..??

If so, fines are much more likely to wash downhill, than larger aggregates,....
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