Has anyone made a garden path out of pallets?

I would like to get some ideas using the whole pallet, not taking it apart. I know gravel stones etc can be used to fill the gaps. What I need to know is how do I anchor them to the ground.
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 29, 2016
    I have never done this,however see what you think about this post. pallet furniture.com/pallet-ideas/wooden-palletwalkway/

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Sep 29, 2016
    I have worked with pallets and there is a lot of prep - from pulling out all of the nails/staples to massive sanding, but could be done, here is one I found online.

  • Suzette Suzette on Sep 30, 2016
    I did this, but I live in Florida and they stayed snug in the sand. However, if you screw them all together, and filled them with dirt or gravel, they shouldn't move around. The secret is making sure the ground is level. Hope this helps! :)

  • Carole Carole on Sep 30, 2016
    Some pallets are "treated" & others aren't so beware of rot after a few years. You'll also have to plan on how you'll stop grass & weeds from coming through. Good drainage is a must.

  • Sharon Sharon on Sep 30, 2016
    If they are going on flat ground, just remove the grass to bare dirt, add a thin layer of sand to set them in, and they should stay put. On a slope, I would anchor them with short lengths of rerod. Put the lowest one down first, mark behind the highest of the bottom slats. Drive in bar and set pallet in place. Work your way to the top of the slope. Make sure to use treated pallets so they do not rot to quickly. If you fill with rock, I would do a border of rock on each side also, to help keep shifting to a minimum.

  • Joyce Joyce on Sep 30, 2016
    Be careful because over time, when it rains they will become very slick. Might need to paint and add some sand to the boards.

    • Angela Angela on Sep 30, 2016
      The nice part is they can be replaced as they are free from our nursery

  • Jodi Rauth Jodi Rauth on Sep 30, 2016
    You have to dig the organic layer out and put down plastic and fill gaps with gravel. I have done this. Before you start, make your decisions where will place your soil you dig out. Prepare to ice your shoulders in the evening

  • Angela Angela on Sep 30, 2016
    Thank you. I'm aware of that problem, but the nice thing is that our local nursery gives them away. So replacing them won't be a problem. Someone else mentioned using plastic sheeting and treating the wood. All great ideas.

  • Angela Angela on Sep 30, 2016
    We are needing our summer rain, as the ground is rock hard. Once that happens I will go ahead with this project. In the meantime I can get the pallets and start treating them.

  • G fink G fink on Sep 30, 2016
    You might be inviting termites too. I would go with something other than wood. Just sayin'.

    • Angela Angela on Sep 30, 2016
      Not if the wood is treated. I'm also working on a shoe-string budget.

  • Bernadette Staal Bernadette Staal on Sep 30, 2016
    Most pallets are not treated timber so will rot.

  • Inetia Inetia on Sep 30, 2016
    Also on a shoe string budget, I made a garden sitting room with pallets. Didn't treat or anchor; just set them on loose soil. It was more of an experiment to eliminate flowerbeds along the foundation of the house. Watering sometimes made the basement damp. I know they won't last forever, but I used what I already had.