Next we laid pea gravel and called it quits for the season. Fall was here and the days were getting cooler. I was glad to have this finished before winter set in.
We would eventually like to replace the pea gravel with something nicer, but this is what was in our budget at the time. I read a lot about the nuisances of pea gravel — that it gets in your house and shoes all the time and that it's difficult to keep clean.
I have not found this to be an issue, but then again, the house is far enough from this area that it doesn't get tracked inside, I only wear sandals in the summer, and a leaf blower will go a long way when removing debris in the fall.