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gravel garden paths pros cons

Gravel is one of the cheapest ways to create a permanent path with good drainage. Gravel paths are a stylish, versatile, and extremely durable option for your garden. When properly installed, only minimal maintenance is required. Along with some obvious advantages, they also have some disadvantages. Let’s look at both of them to make a right decision.


Gravel roads are easy to install. If you are installing a gravel path, just dig the ground up, spread the gravel, and that’s it: gravel fills deep spots. Gravel is affordable: you don’t have to spend money on additional materials like sand and expensive stone, tile or brick, and it doesn’t cost much. You can cut costs even further by adding a base layer of three inches of crushed stone and a few inches of more expensive gravel over the base. Drainage is another benefit of gravel: water flows through easily, the only exception being heavy clay soil. Gravel materials can also be made from recycled materials for a more sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative.


Patio furniture doesn’t sit well on gravel surfaces because gravel doesn’t create a solid base. The legs of tables and chairs can slide into the gravel, making the table top or chair uneven. Gravel is not at all comfortable on bare feet, even if you use more comfortable, rounded gravel like pea gravel. While the simple solution would be to just wear shoes, the gravel can hurt your feet from common summer shoes like flip flops. Gravel is an inexpensive patio option, but it also looks inexpensive when compared to more finished options like granite paving stones. The small stones can develop a film of algae, especially in areas with heavy rainfall. It is impossible to keep debris such as lawn debris, leaves, acorns, and twigs out of the gravel. The main problem with gravel is that weeds easily grow through unless you place a good weed membrane underneath.

Adhesive tape is a great material for a variety of handicrafts, from home decor to children's toys. Today I want to share some simple tutorials to surprise and delight your kids with tape, and you can make anything from a keychain to a real toy. Let's start

Bring your kids back to school fashionable with these adorable pet bags ... duct tape! All you need is some colorful duct tape and scissors to make some of these cute accessories for your boy or child.

Bees are fascinating little creatures and extremely important to our ecosystem. The coming of summer means there will be bees, and if you have young children around it is important to teach them respect for these lovely flying insects. This simple tape bee craft is ideal for this!

There is something so exciting about new school supplies! A brand new pack of pencils and a blank notebook are full of potential and promise, don't you think? Duck ribbon is a fun and easy way to add a custom flair, especially because it comes in so many colors and patterns that it becomes a basis for this craft.

A tape watch is a fun idea for any kid and will help them get used to watching the time and being on time. Make this reading of the tutorial!

Your kids can enjoy the easy personalization of these photo frames with creative tape. These colorful picture frames are ideal as a gift or to decorate a room. This is a simple activity that will be enjoyed by both children and adults.

This DIY mini-pattern notebook is the perfect size to slip in your child's purse or in a drawer next to the bed. You can keep multiple notebooks anywhere as they are pint-sized!

Do you have a Mickey and Minnie Mouse fan on your gift list? Make these adorable gift card holders out of duct tape and give your gift cards true Disney style! Step-by-step instructions will help you create these holders in no time.

It's no secret that monster crafts are one of my favorites. I made them from can lids, cardboard tubes, cereal boxes, and lots of other recycled items. This craft shows you how colorful duct tape and old CDs or DVDs can turn into fun and whimsical monsters.

Everyone knows that duct tape is very popular for a reason. It's easy to use and a great way for kids to decorate just about anything. I had the idea to cover a foam board with tape and use it as a pin board. If you don't have sheets on hand, you can always use a styrofoam wreath.

Small boats will keep your children busy and happy for a long time. In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a small sailboat made mostly out of upcycling materials.

This cute piece of fish tape can turn into a gift topper, keychain, or anything else you want. The tutorial is pretty simple and doesn't take a lot of time to complete.

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Warwick Zach Godfrey is a farmer with a happy marriage. He also writes about plants on various blogs.

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