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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:06 pm    Post subject: Stones for path , Help Reply with quote

Hi i realy like the thought of nice pebble path down this garden , how do i do this remove top soil and put membrane down then stones or just put stones on top of Membrane which would be on top of Grass i have a Drainge problem down Left side Too , as you can see from my other post .


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're gonna have to prevent the gravel from spreading out into the grass.

So you can either dig away the turf, lay your membrane and then your gravel,

or,

if you put the membrane on top of the grass, you'll need some sort of border, wooden, stone, whatever, to prevent the gravel just descending out onto the grass.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot i get what you mean .
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:06 am    Post subject: stone path Reply with quote

hi finnagen,here are some photos of stone path.also used as french drain to drain lawn,stone kerb to keep stone on path and grass outside.the centre of path is 2 f deep by 1 f wide.pipe installed covered with1/2 stones covered with mypect,rest of path covered with 1/2 stones Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks so much Pond digger for taking the Time i will put more pic's up as i go , i think this Type of path will help with my Drainge problem Too , again thanks to all reply's and were would i be without this site .
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A french drain sounds like a good idea if you have drainage issues in the garden. Personally I don't find any advantage of laying Mypex on paths, if anything I find it slows down drainage of surface water. I find so long you have a good clean, compacted layer of hardcore on your path under your gravel it works just fine.
Another quick way of edging your path is by getting pressure treated 3"X1" and staking them into the ground with pressure treated pegs. This is allot less labour intensive and will last you some years. On the other hand, stone edging is more labour intensive but will last indefinitely. If you want a simple clean path I would go with a timber edge, if you want to make a feature out of it I would go with something along the lines of what ponddigger has shown above. Food for thought!


above picture is along the lines of what I mean. It is of a path being staked out with timber edging before the gravel is laid.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Sunny i appreciate the info , and i will put up Pic's as i go .
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi finnagen.you should put a few ideas down on paper this might help with a overall plan for the garden Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ponddigger wrote:
hi finnagen.you should put a few ideas down on paper this might help with a overall plan for the garden Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy


Will Do i am looking at it from all angle , mostly from upstair window .

Please have a look at my Orange tree post , no one is sure . if it is or is not , i just put more pic's up .
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi finnegan,a small waterfeature would be nice in your garden Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Digger i was Seriously thinkin of that down at Bottom , i was looking at Solar pumps for the pond to make a waterfall kind a hing just last night .
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi finnegan.great minds think alike Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must be a Serenity thing ; )
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi finnagen,he is a littlebubbling rock i installed monday,thaught you might like it ,very easy to install Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:38 pm    Post subject: garden re design Reply with quote

hi finnagen any update on your garden redesign Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy
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