What can I use replace my cement walkway and extend it to greenhouse?


The walkway around the side of my house has been cracked so badly that I just have to pick it up, no pounding necessary. I want to have it replaced but need to figure out how to extend it and make a nice path into my garden area and down to the green house.

q what can i use replace my cement walkway and extend it to greenhouse
q what can i use replace my cement walkway and extend it to greenhouse

it's difficult to get the waste barrels across when they are full of leaves and garden waste from the back yard.

q what can i use replace my cement walkway and extend it to greenhouse
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  • Unexpected Elegance Unexpected Elegance on Aug 21, 2018

    If you removed it, you could make a pea gravel path.

  • Priscilla Priscilla on Aug 21, 2018

    I would bust up the concrete in different sizes and lay them out in a pattern, sweep sand in between all of them, then put river rock between them, then sweep sakrete and wet it down. let it dry and then you might have to add more sakrete the next day. You could even paint the concrete in a mosiac design with a good exterior concrete paint later. As far as the sidewalk is concerned, I made a sidewalk with 2 side by side rubber stepping stones- the 18 inch ones which gives a lot of room to walk.

  • Heje Heje on Aug 23, 2018

    Both of the previous responses are good. I like retaining and reusing material and painting are good and laying them out in a pattern. The pea gravel is good that it drains well as dampness seems to be a problem as illustrated in the photo. In the gravel you could set chunks of concrete or stepping stones. Good luck on your project.

  • Hayden Scharrer Hayden Scharrer on Aug 23, 2018

    What about removing it if you can lift it, and just purchasing landscape stones? Home Depot and Lowes sells them at every price point, and you can just set them down into the dirt.

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    • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 19, 2018

      Putting any type of landscaping stones or bricks, for the purpose of a walkway, directly on the dirt will not last. They will sink, shift, crack, and sooner or later will look like the walkway in the picture.

      To prevent this from occurring, first the underlay of dirt must be levelled, then a layer of crushed gravel ( plus the edging) needs be put down to support the weight of not only the stones but bodies walking on it.

  • Dfm Dfm on Sep 19, 2018

    Mark out the new path, put edging in place. Bottom layer..sand, then a layer of gravel, then pavers/ stepping stones. Sharp sand last to lock it together. If you want to cut back weeding, landscaping fabric on the very bottom next to the soil.