Laying pebbles over soil


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Old 03-02-09, 04:25 AM
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Laying pebbles over soil

Hi all,
I am wanting to edge down the side of my existing driveway with pebbles as this is more cost effective and do not have any left over flags available.

The area in which I want to place the pebbles will be used to park my car wheels on (just need an extra foot to allow both cars to park side by side). I have been advised that I will be best using MOT however this only comes in a 1 tonn bag. Has anyone done this in any other way?
Really appreciate your help.
Thanks Mon05
 
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Old 03-02-09, 09:59 AM
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Hi Mon05,

I don't know what MOT is, but you will find that pebbles will migrate and become a maintenance nightmare over time. You might want to consider gravel that is not smooth so it will stay together better. Just the vibration and action of the wheels of the vehicles will cause any stone to migrate.

I would suggest you use something like compacted stone dust with a road base gravel under it, or one of these. Of these first two, one is for grass and one is for gravel.
http://www.invisiblestructures.com/GP2/grasspave.htm
http://www.invisiblestructures.com/GV2/gravelpave.htm
http://www.permaturf.com/default.htm

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Old 03-02-09, 08:55 PM
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my neighbor has this on his drive. What I find is that his pebbles end up all over my driveway, my lawn... everywhere.

If its only 1 foot, maybe you could do the concrete yourself, but I dont know much about concrete so that might not work.

All I know is that the pebbles will get everywhere after a while, so make sure you are prepared to deal with that.
 
 

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