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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Cactus garden in Sweden - painted stones at edges of bed and colored crushed gravel for paths
Curving around a bench, this dynamic raised bed adds color and momentum to a paved circular terrace. A wonderful garden space.
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