Very nice......pick pebbles that have some shine and it will really stand out in the shade garden.  Also consider mixing in some "marbles" for extra color.

Very nice......pick pebbles that have some shine and it will really stand out in the shade garden. Also consider mixing in some "marbles" for extra color.

Decomposed Granite After it’s mechanically compacted, heavyweight DG doesn’t become airborne or dusty; it’s often mixed with a stabilizing agent that keeps it in place.

Decomposed Granite After it’s mechanically compacted, heavyweight DG doesn’t become airborne or dusty; it’s often mixed with a stabilizing agent that keeps it in place.

'Goldfines' decomposed granite crushed rock path in California backyard drought tolerant garden with Arbutus 'Marina'

'Goldfines' decomposed granite crushed rock path in California backyard drought tolerant garden with Arbutus 'Marina'

(Getty museum)  Decomposted Granite is the "dirt" path we are thinking of!  this website has lots of example pics and info on how to-  http://thehumanfootprint.wordpress.com/2009/07/10/dg-patios-decomposed-granite/

Decomposed Granite Patios

(Getty museum) Decomposted Granite is the "dirt" path we are thinking of! this website has lots of example pics and info on how to- http://thehumanfootprint.wordpress.com/2009/07/10/dg-patios-decomposed-granite/

2.5 tons of decomposed granite later, our 12 x 12 patio is built! Here's the inspiration--stay tuned for actual pics :)

2.5 tons of decomposed granite later, our 12 x 12 patio is built! Here's the inspiration--stay tuned for actual pics :)

A half-inch of decomposed granite over a compacted base forms a firm clean surface that drains well when summer rains drench this garden in Rancho Mirage, CA.  The path's irregular shape, edged with pale flagstone, encourages visitors to slow down and enjoy the yellow-flowering palo verde agaves and opuntia and barrel cactus along the way.

38 gorgeous garden paths

A half-inch of decomposed granite over a compacted base forms a firm clean surface that drains well when summer rains drench this garden in Rancho Mirage, CA. The path's irregular shape, edged with pale flagstone, encourages visitors to slow down and enjoy the yellow-flowering palo verde agaves and opuntia and barrel cactus along the way.

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