How to put in a pea gravel or rounded stone area in a sloped yard?
Sherry on May 15, 2017I have pea gravel in an area that slopes slightly. In my ignorance I did not do any of the steps you have mentioned here, I simply put the gravel down on the bare dirt. Every four years or so I replenish the gravel because it does get pushed into the earth where we walk on it, but it doesn't take as much as I originally put down, just fills in a few spots here and there. Weeds have not been an issue because I don't get much sun in that area. The few weeds that do come up I simply pull them up and move the gravel around with the rake to cover that spot more completely. On the slopes the rocks occasionally move, especially after a heavy rain, but I just get the leaf blower out and blow them back into their space. It is the best surface for an area where grass doesn't grow as far as I'm concerned. Easy care. I have a lot of leaves in this space and if you hold the leaf blower at the right angle, you can blow the leaves off without any trouble at all.Helpful Reply
Nancy Turner on May 15, 2017Putting something under it would slow down there sinking into the ground. Sand probably would not be needed. You might want to put some kind of edging around the area to keep the stones in. As far as leveling, just flatten out obvious areas since you aren't putting down any kind of pavers. Enjoy your area. It sounds like it will look nice and solve any problems in that area.Helpful Reply
Che10919495 on May 15, 2017Thank you, Sherry. Even though you didn't do those steps, it is reassuring to know that it works in those types of areas. What a mess it is when you can't grow grass well and you have dogs! Thank you again.Helpful Reply
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Che10919495 on May 15, 2017Thanks. I thought maybe the sand would do that as well. Maybe the stones wouldn't sink as much as what Sherry said hers did. I was going to use edgers, but found 20 ft. lengths of hard plastic (rubber?) edging that can be rounded for the edge. It is narrow at the bottom and has a bigger rounded top. It seems as if as long as the edge sticking up is about the same height, it would not have to be leveled.Thank you.Helpful Reply
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