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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.

If you're decorating a music room, or just love music and want to express your passion in some way, our roundup today can give you some very creative decorating ideas.

Musical instruments

If you have old musical instruments, you can easily turn them into original furniture. For example, a drum can become a pendant lamp, coffee table, wall-mounted shelf, or shelves if it is a drum kit. A guitar piece can be a shelf, a cornet can be a wall vase, and a cymbal is a good idea for a pendant light.

Notes and memo sheets

This is another popular idea for any type of music-inspired decor, and they look really soft. Note-shaped lamps, shelves, candle holders and other things suggest your love of music, but they don't look too much. You'll love the idea of ​​vintage note papers bound and placed in a bell or vase for display. They give the room a sophisticated vintage look. What about a mural with lullaby notes for a kid's room, isn't that adorable?

More ideas for music-inspired decor

Vinyl discs can be a good idea for decoration: they can be attached to the wall and used as a shelf. Vinyl can also be used as a stool or table top. Do you love to sing and play karaoke? Buy a microphone lamp and feel a star or order a microphone chandelier that indicates your passion. If you have several beautiful instruments, especially guitars, you can just display them on the wall and add frames for a highlight. You can also use various decals and wall stickers with notes and instruments, or create something yourself if you are good at painting. Get inspired!

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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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