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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!



Re: Travertine pavers and gravel garden path

Thanks very much @terrywang I used the Bungendore Brown gravel from CSG :smile:


Re: Travertine pavers and gravel garden path

Thanks so much @Dave-1 glad I can be your inspo!

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