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Gravel Garden

Gravel Stepped Path Add some visual interest and practical purpose to a sloped garden landscape by creating a gavel-stepped walkway. Pea gravel and new or salvaged wood beams are all that you will need to create one like this. Simply level out the grade, or create steps with the beams and fill in with gravel.

Jardin Toledo 2009: detalle plantación patio. Jardín mediterraneo, grava, jardín seco. Gravel garden, xeriscaping, dry garden, mediterranean garden.

Den: Vintage wrought-iron chairs, rusted metal side tables, and brown cushions make this space invitingly casual and play off the deep brown fence behind. A purple hop bush provides hits of red and orange. Raised a few inches above the dining area, the den’s floor is covered with pea gravel. A potted bougainvillea beside the garden shed adds vibrant magenta to this “room.”

Factors that lead to a successful pond: To minimize the cost of material and of labor, you can create the pond yourself. Utilize the materials you have and you can gather rocks, gravel and wild plants in your vicinity. You do not need exotic and one of a kind flora and fauna for your pond. Do not use rocks that have been exposed to chemicals.

A garden path enhances any backyard. Learn about design factors, limitations and installation techniques for gravel, stone, brick and pavers, along with attractive edging options.

The spot chosen should get as much sun as possible. If the soil is at all heavy it will be necessary to improve the drainage. This is done by digging out an area one foot deep and mixing in a layer of stones, broken bricks or gravel into the subsoil. The top soil is then improved by adding moss peat and grit before returning it to the bed.

A cottage garden in El Jardín Botánico de Toledo with low water requirements. This design could easily be recreated using Australian natives.

Give your garden a natural look with a gravel walking path. More gardening trends:

Top 10 Classic DIY Projects for the Outdoors: If climbing vines grow in your garden you probably already have a trellis, but if you don't, make one this weekend with lattice fencing and 1x4 boards. Be prepared to secure the trellis by hammering the posts into the ground with a sledgehammer. Alternatively, integrate it into your space as a permanent fixture by filling the postholes with gravel and concrete.

Now full of a wide array of perennials, garden room is connected to side yard by a winding gravel pathway. Tall fences offer privacy from neighbors, and profusely blooming flowers attract butterflies. It has become a favorite spot to curl up with a book or magazine and plan next garden project.

To give a bare back garden a focal point, create an outdoor lounge area with basic gravel. A simple white sunsail over head pulls everything together. A painted tree stump in a white lacquer creates a unique textural table and detailed lanterns add an exotic touch. pretty space for summer!

PEA GRAVEL (see Gardinesta)

Cottage Garden Path-Create stairs in your yard to help visitors navigate a steep incline. These wood-bordered steps continue a path that meanders past two waterfalls, vine maples, and bushy evergreen plantings.

To anchor the torches, position flower buckets on level ground for stability. Hold one torch upright in each bucket, and fill the bucket with garden gravel to about 3 inches from the rim. The containers are then heavy enough to support the lit torches safely as they burn. Both the buckets and gravel are available at garden-supply centers; torches can be purchased at home-supply stores.

Great idea for low water - low work gardening/landscaping for the hell strip in front of a driveway or sidewalk. Pavers, gravel, rocks, succulents. Pavers trim for rock garden tropical landscape

A garden pathway doesn't have to be ornate or expensive to be beautiful. Plant wood or flat stones into the ground and then pour gravel around, and voila! you've got a simple, cahrming garden path.

Cactus garden in Sweden - painted stones at edges of bed and colored crushed gravel for paths

Gorgeous, water-evoking focal point! Dry Garden | Flowers and Foliage : Garden Galleries : HGTV - Home Garden Television

Low maintenance simple garden with Mediterranean flair. Use pea gravel, lavender, sage, grasses, catmint, coneflower.

Beautifully divided small garden spaces with gravel patio and water feature.

Pennisetum - Fireworks... Good for dry locations such as gravel beds and rock gardens

Curving around a bench, this dynamic raised bed adds color and momentum to a paved circular terrace. A wonderful garden space.

I like the frames in the back for climbing plants, the gravel? mulch? is practical, fencing with kids a must!

Attractive gravel garden path • photo via Erin on The Impatient Gardner

STEP 3 Cover the bottom and the sloping sides of the stream bed with 1/2 inch of crushed pea gravel. The sharp edges of the gravel will keep it from migrating when it rains or when someone walks on it