Inspiration for a large farmhouse full sun backyard gravel vegetable garden landscape in San Francisco for summer.

Contemporary Farmhouse New Construction (Hoffman-Yountville, Napa)

Farmhouse Landscape, San Francisco

Inspiration for a large farmhouse full sun backyard gravel vegetable garden landscape in San Francisco for summer. - Houzz

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Landforms wrote:January 16, 2017
  • Destin Perrin
    6 months ago

    We laid down a very small pea gravel in our backyard several years ago. While overall I am happy to have it there instead of weeds, grass, and dirt, I have three caveats: 1) the gravel is the right size to get stuck in most shoe treads, so I find myself constantly having to pick rocks out of my sneakers or risk digging trenches into my floors. If you go with a smaller size to avoid this problem, you then introduce dust and sand to the equation. 2) My dog hates walking on it and would literally run across the gravel to go stand in my mulched beds, not to mention it gets stuck in her paws, too, so I’m always sweeping it up near doorways. 3) we put a few inches directly on top of landscape fabric, and it’s pretty annoying to walk on — you tend to sink and slide, like walking in dry sand. On the positive side, our stones are river rock instead of crushed gravel so they’re not too sharp to walk on barefoot, unlike the crush and run in our driveway which is impassable. So be sure to take these things into consideration when specifying your gravel and how it should be installed.

  • Cully Ray
    4 months ago

    Thank you Destin

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