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Travertine pavers and gravel garden path

TaylerMayd
Having an Impact
TaylerMayd
TaylerMayd
Having an Impact

 

A smart solution to a muddy thoroughfare with a new garden path using Travertine pavers and gravel at a cost of just $600.

 

 

The project

 

The grass leading up to the back of the house was always a wet sludgy mess, due to getting limited sun, and I hated looking at that part of the garden. There was no way to get from the house to the shed without stepping through muddy grass. I wanted to remove the grass and create a pathway to complement the deck.

 

After receiving numerous quotes of between $3000 - $5000 to complete the job, I decided to do it myself, and all it cost me was around $600.

 

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Tools and materials

 

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Steps

 

Step 1

 

First, I measured out where I wanted the path and marked it out with string line. I then sprayed along the line with spray and mark paint.

 

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Step 2

 

I used my edger along the marked line to create a crisp edge and started digging up the grass with a shovel. When removing the grass, I made sure to dig it out on a slight angle slanting away from the house, for drainage.

 

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Step 3

 

Once the grass was removed, I raked the area making sure the ground was even, before compacting it with a tamper.

 

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Step 4

 

Once compacted, I put down the weed mat and garden edging, and fastened with metal pegs.

 

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Step 5

 

I evenly spread the road base and tampered it down as I went, creating a firm level base.

 

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Step 6

 

I measured where the pavers would go and used string line to mark a straight edge. I then put sand down to lay the pavers on.

 

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Step 7

 

I started laying the pavers, using the string line as a guide, and a spirit level. I used a rubber mallet to adjust and tap the pavers into place.

 

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Step 8

 

Once all the pavers were down, I evenly distributed the gravel around them with a rake. I used the Bungendore brown gravel from CSG.

 

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Step 9

 

To complete the project, I also gave the deck a much-needed sand and oil, and I was done. So happy with how it all turned out.

 

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Before and after

 

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Comments
Dave-1
Home Improvement Guru

Afternoon @TaylerMayd 

That looks much tider and a lot more useful! With you doing the deck and the path together it looks flash enough for a "For sale" sign! :smile:

 

Nice Work

 

Dave

JustinMcAbbe
Growing in Experience

Hello,

 

Just wondering what is the best Edge for straight edge , i prefer something that i can secure with a long nail or something;

 

Oxy-Shield® Flexible Edging Strip- https://meetjack.com.au/product/oxy-shield-flexible-edging-strip/

 

Oxy-Shield® Flat Edging Strips - https://meetjack.com.au/product/oxy-shield-flat-flat-edging-strips/

 

 

 

MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Hi @JustinMcAbbe,

 

Did you find the look of the Jack 1180 x 45mm Outdoor Oxy Shield Flexible Garden Edging appealing? If so, they can be found in store and are secured with tent pegs. You might want to have a team member double-check the size, but the deck spikes might also fit the holes if you weren't keen on tent pegs.

 

If you were looking for other products than metal garden edging, the timber plinths would offer quite a straight edging. Those would need to be anchored with a steel peg.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Mitchell

 

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