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Garden Paths

Even though the rains have returned you can still get some project done in your garden. We met with Ron from Mutual Materials (888-688-8250) to see how to install a garden path with bricks and pavers. Hardscaping has become one of the new trends in gardening. People are adding garden paths, walls and permanent art to their landscape for the long term enjoyment of their garden.

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Ron showed us how easy it is to use the Mutual Material pavers to create a path. Earlier we had built a retaining wall and this path was going to add the finishing touches to this garden. First we figured out our pattern and the area where we wanted the path. Next we dug the path out to create a bed for the base of our path. We then lined the path area with edging to keep the stones straight and tight.

Next we put down a few inches of crushed gravel (3/4 minus), leveled and tamped it down. Then we added about an inch of washed sand over the gravel. This was leveled and tamped as well. Then we started to place in the stones, starting from the low end of the path. We did end up cutting some of the stones to fit and create the pattern we wanted. The finished project looks great and it only took a couple of days to do. If you are interested in this project you can check the Mutual Material website for tips, ideas and locations where you can buy stones and pavers.

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