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2. Or draw your own site plan. If you can’t locate an existing site plan with a workable scale, you can draw your own. Graph paper can be helpful in establishing a scale for the site. (For instance, every square could equal one foot.) When measuring your site, never presume boundaries are straight; always double check by measuring from two different positions. Do the same with the location of trees and other major structures. Tip: Having someone help you is a good idea, and online tools are available to make site measuring easier.
2. It's easy to maintain. Adding gravel periodically is quicker than sealing an asphalt driveway and doesn't require special tools. If you have a trailer to haul it in, along with a couple of hours, a shovel and a rake, you're good to go. One thing to consider with gravel is that weeds will creep up through the rocks, so to keep your driveway looking nice, you will have to pull frequently or use a weed killer (sparingly, and not where it can run off into a water supply).