The way to Keep Gravel from Your Yard

When you spend money on gravel to get your driveway or garden trails, it may be annoying to find these small rocks spreading into your lawn. First off, you will want to teach the kids that these stones aren’t right for throwing, but secondly, you can build some edging between your gravel path and the lawn. You can use rubber or aluminum landscape edging that sticks up above the ground, or opt for sturdier wood posts.


Assess the region from one end of this gravel path to another. Buy edging material accordingly.

Dig a trench across the gravel trail, about 2 inches wide and 3 inches deep, or heavy enough so that your edging material will stick up about 2 to 3 inches from the bottom.

Insert your edging material into the trench, replace the dirt about it and then tamp it down.

Timber Posts

Assess the region from one end of this gravel path to another. Explain how high you want your timber edging to be and purchase the appropriate quantity of timber posts for your desired height and span. Two timber rods piled on top of one another is most likely large enough to keep most gravel included.

Remove the grass from the region where the timbers will lie to enable the timbers to sit down straight at soil level. This may require tilling or sod removal, based upon your site.

Lay down the first layer of timbers, end-to-end.

Stagger another layer of timbers so that the center of the top timbers meet the seam of the lower timbers. Cut end bits to size using a hand saw or chain saw.

Drill 1.5-inch holes into the upper timbers and through the lower timbers, creating a hole all the way through the very best timber and nearly all the way through the bottom timber. Rank the holes about 6 inches from the ends of the best timbers, making two holes at every top timber.

Drop rebar into the holes you created through the bottom and top timbers, to stabilize the very best lumber and keep it in place.

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