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Travertine pavers and gravel garden path

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Travertine pavers and gravel garden path

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 compliment the deck. After receiving numerous quotes to complete the job, of between 3 and 5 thousand dollars, I decided to do it myself, and all it cost me was around $600!






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.


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.


Step 3

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


Step 4

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


Step 5

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


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.


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.


Step 8

Once all the pavers were down, I evenly distributed the gravel around them with a rake.



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!



Amassing an Audience

Re: Travertine and gravel garden path

Firstly welcome to the Bunnings workshop community @TaylerMayd 

Your Travertine and gravel garden path is so beautiful! What an amazing transformation. You have taken an ordinary space, and created a real eye opener.

As someone that loves outdoor garden ideas, I really appreciate the level of detail you have added. I’m sure many others can find it easy to draw inspiration from your work. 

Best of luck in your D.I.Y July entry 



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Re: Travertine and gravel garden path

A big welcome from me, too @TaylerMayd


Congratulations on completing such an absolutely wonderful project! It's evident that you've paid attention to detail, and it has paid off in every aspect. The travertine looks brilliant and I think you made a great choice using it.


Many thanks for including all the step you took and the tools and materials needed. It really helps out any member looking to replicate your project.


Great work!




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Re: Travertine and gravel garden path

Hi TaylerMayd...


That is a very nice looking path..Very classy and quite a change..


Good luck with your entry..



Re: Travertine and gravel garden path

Thanks so much @sandy_d 

It is certainly rewarding creating something yourself :smile:

Re: Travertine and gravel garden path

Thank so much@MitchellMc I am a big fan of travertine too!

Re: Travertine and gravel garden path

Thank you @Prof :smile:

Building a Reputation

Re: Travertine pavers and gravel garden path

Wow, what a transformation @TaylerMayd! Nice work.


BTW: What pebble do you use to fill the gaps? Something gold?

Re: Travertine pavers and gravel garden path

Hi @terrywang,


Hopefully, @TaylerMayd will get back to us on the exact pebble they've used for this project. In the meantime, you might like to check out the Jack 15kg 8-12mm Fine Decorative Pebble which should give you a similar effect.




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Re: Travertine pavers and gravel garden path

Good Morning @TaylerMayd 

Now that is a nice project! I am usually not a fan of pebbles :smile: but you have done everything right!

Love the stages and really like how you have shown us the project. If I decided to have a pathway with pebbles id be using yours as a reference.



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