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Building a dry creek/stream bed to channel the rainwater
Amazing garden paths
Great Garden Paths
Wow ... nice garden path and cool bridge!
So I just got a bridge for my daughters bday and this is what I want to talk my husband into doing for me:)
From the Family Handyman: Tips for Building Mulch and Gravel Paths
Rent a gas-powered sod cutter to remove grass if the path is long. For short paths, use a garden spade to slice off the sod.
Set edging so it ends up about an inch above the fill material.
Use a spacer stick cut to the width of the path as a guide when you set the edging or border. You won’t have to keep pulling out the tape measure to make sure the edges run parallel.
Cover the soil with landscape fabric to deter weeds and prevent the fill material from mixing with the soil. Don’t use plastic. It’ll catch water and create a soggy path.
Have gravel delivered, especially if you need more than a half ton.
If you want a path that’s firm enough to roll a wheelbarrow on, use crushed stone and tamp it after leveling it. (Pea rock or other rounded stone won’t compact.) Use a hand tamper for short paths. Rent a vibrating-plate tamper for long paths.
The Garden Path