How to Lay the Perfect Gravel Path

Add the Finishing Touch to your Garden This Summer

Laying a gravel pathway is one of the easiest ways to add interest and style to your outdoor space.

With summer now upon us, many of us are looking forward to spending time in our gardens. If you want to be enjoying your garden by the time the warm weather arrives (always unpredictable, we know!) there couldn’t be a better time to make those final changes to your outside space. If you want to lay a gravel path, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s really straightforward; all you need to do is follow a few simple steps, and you’ll complete the installation in no time at all!

 

The benefits of gravel

Whether you are tackling the DIY jobs in your garden yourself or leaving it to a professional, laying a gravel path is something that’s really easy to factor into a project. Gravel pathways are much cheaper than other path alternatives, so they won’t make too much of a dent in your budget. They’re also easy to lay and maintain, and suit a wide variety of home and garden styles. It’s not hard to see why they’re so popular.

 

Preparation is key

Before you start, it’s important to lay the groundwork – literally and figuratively. Picking the right kind of gravel is vital, so take your time and don’t be afraid to seek out some advice. Borders will complete your path – metal borders are seamless and modern, stones will create a natural look and bricks are suited to more traditional schemes.

It’s also important to think about strengthening your path too.  Gravel stabilisers will ensure that your pathway is transformed into a firm gravel surface, making it ideal for even the busiest gardens. The geotextile underside helps to prevent weed growth too, so your path will look pristine.

 

Getting started

Once you’ve defined the area of your gravel pathway, it’s time to get to work. Preparing the ground can take a while, and the soil in each garden is different. So take the time to make sure that it’s exactly right. Once the ground has been prepared, you can begin to lay the gravel stabilisation sheets. You can cut these sheets to meet the exact shape of your path, and because they are so light and easy to handle, a large number of them can be laid in minutes.

 

Finishing your pathway

When all of the stabilisation sheets have been laid, they can be filled with gravel, with a further layer on top to conceal the sheets completely. Thanks to the innovative stabilisation technology, no rolling will be required, so you can enjoy your new path in record time! A gravel stabilisation system doesn’t just make for a perfect garden path. It can also be used to strengthen pathways and driveways for home and commercial use.

 

Get to grips with gravel this spring

A gravel path is a great way of adding interest to an outside environment. It can help you to define a clear walkway or lead you to hidden corners of your garden. With a gravel stabilisation system in place, your garden will also look great for years to come. So why not give your outdoor space the beautiful finishing touch it deserves in time for the summer season?