Decomposed Granite Pathways

I want to build some pathways in my backyard. I plan on using decomposed granite. Do I need to put down round-up first? There is a lot of territory to cover.

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  • William William on Feb 14, 2018
    You need to dig out the pathways below grade, put down some landscape fabric for drainage, then put down the granite, and pack it down.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 14, 2018
    you have to use heavy landscape fabric or you will be fighting weeds and them some

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Feb 14, 2018
    Agree with William. This is the right way to do it.

  • Gale Allen Jenness Gale Allen Jenness on Feb 14, 2018
    I agree with William too, but for extra good measure or if your not wanting to dig deep enough for some reason? I’d Recommen spraying the area with a All Vegitation killer too! Round up is only for narrow leaf plants or grass. All vegetation kills everything!

  • Sharon Sharon on Feb 14, 2018
    You usually shovel a pathway first a few inches down, then add landscape fabric, you can spray too if you like, then put down the granite and run a compactor over it.

  • Celina Celina on Feb 15, 2018
    Here is the recipe for vinegar weed killer: 1 gallon white vinegar, 1 cup table salt & 1 Tablespoon of Dawn. Don't spray it on grass or plant or else it will kill them too. Good luck Willow

  • 27524803 27524803 on Feb 15, 2018
    One of the main reasons for using decomposed granite is that it compacts so well, which deters the growth of weeds...especially if you use a plate compactor (you can rent them) and really pack it down when you put it in.... put down a layer, wet down, compact, and repeat until you have your pathway the way you want it.