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Woodland Garden: A curvaceous pea gravel path directs the visitor through the woodland garden located at the back and back side of the house.
It is planted with drifts of Erie and Chindo Viburnumns, Oak leaf Hyrangeas, Astilbe, Ferns, Hostas.A row of hollies was added to block the view to the son's home.
Photo credit: ROGER FOLEY
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mpjapa wrote:
gravel path - How do you clear the leaves from the path without blowing gravel everywhere? I had crushed granite between flagstone and it didn't mix with my large oak trees that shed tons of leaves. Broom or blower made a mess of the gravel. I love the more natural look though so would like suggestions for an alternative. Thank you.
     Comment   July 3, 2013
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sbandyk
You can mix pea gravel with epoxy resin and float it like concrete. I've personally seen it used as a decorative element that received some traffic [and held up well] but I've never seen it done on a high-traffic area. Regardless, it is done for everything from sidewalks to driveways these days.

If you were going to install a path like this.. you'll definitely want a good base to support it. I've seen this applied over concrete patios on the home shows. If the base wasn't uniformly supportive, it'll split.

One thing I didn't like about the installations I've seen.. the epoxy has been very glossy. You loose the natural look of the gravel.

Upside.. it's water permeable. Water will drain through it so you don't have run-off concerns. It's better for deep roots like trees too.

You'll need to buy LOTs of 2-part epoxy for this. [gallons] The epoxy is typically mixed in a 5Gal bucket or cement mixer with the pea gravel. Epoxy isn't particularly cheap when you need more than a few ounces.
March 14, 2014 at 7:46pm   
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It all depends on the look you like... I prefer natural ( or the more natural the look the better).
March 23, 2014 at 8:53am   
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Charlotte wrote:
what are those beautiful white flowery-things in the upper-left corner? - Thanks!
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Nakpunar Akpunar
How many astilbe do I need to get same looking?
September 15, 2013 at 5:03am   
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To achieve this look it is best to plant the astilbe 18" -24" on center
September 29, 2013 at 5:56pm   
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wayree wrote:
Bathroom ideas - Remodeling bathroom
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Gravel path
January 13, 2014 at 9:27pm   
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reagan10908 wrote:
I'm interested in the Pea Gravel pathway. Steps to create? Tamping, Sand and how deep?
   Comment   April 23, 2013
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Pea gravel is set on compacted sub base that is tamped... 1-1.5" of pea gravel set atop the tamped base. Good luck!
September 29, 2013 at 6:54pm   
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Karyn Dismore Interiors wrote:
Gravel - What is the gravel/stone pathway called...exact name and where would you get it? Thanks so much!
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mariadw
what is the grass?
May 19, 2013 at 7:51pm     
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Sigrid
What's the grass-like plant to the right, in front of the astilbe?
July 1, 2013 at 8:20am   
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damtbm wrote:
Edging - Is there any edging used?
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James Clark
Any coating on the edging? And it's presumably steel edging?
January 2, 2013 at 8:29pm     
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No coating on the metal edging
January 7, 2013 at 11:44am     
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blueb53 wrote:
what is the ground cover / grass on right? - beautiful path!
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mattaustincoffey
Lainago,

I have several homes in the New England area and I always use and recommend using a tall shrub like a Siberian Elm. Planting them 3' apart will quickly give you a nice full wall and even though they grow 45' tall you can easily trim them to size. They are a relatively inexpensive option "Excitinggardens.com"

This allows me to go and pick up something more expensive to use in front of them like a jumbo hydrangea with flowers 6" - 1" at about $25 each they are a nice extra touch but because I do the Siberian Elm in the back I only need 1 about every 5'
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Ten to twenty feet this is tall but needs to be skinny.. .. seems like you need a hedge to me for the privacy... How about a hornbeam hedge? You can keep them clipped like the Siberian Elm Matt is suggesting. If I think of something else I will let you know.
February 4, 2014 at 9:28am     
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Laura Gaskill added this to May Checklist for a Smooth-Running Home
Maintain and repair garden paths. Create neat edges, fill in gravel paths with fresh gravel and replace or reposition broken stepping stones.Check irrigation systems and hoses. Turn on the irrigation system and take a walk through your yard to make sure everything is working properly. Make adjustments and repairs as needed.
Jay Sifford Garden Design added this to Unwind in Your Own Private Garden Escape
Less concrete. Go natural. After a day of work in the concrete and asphalt jungle, who needs to come home to more of that? To me, a go-to garden is all about people and plants, how they interact and coexist. Unless you have a good reason to use excessive hardscaping, why not use mulch or gravel instead? Both are permeable, inexpensive and, most important, feel great under your feet. Mulch pathways cushion the feet and bring to mind the seemingly audible silence of a wilderness retreat. Gravel crunches underfoot, making the most delightful sound.

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