Are cobblestone or gravel walkways easier to install? Are cobblestone or gravel walkways easier to install?

Without a doubt, gravel walkways are easier to install than those made from cobblestone. Putting in a cobblestone walkway requires that a volume of earth be excavated. The ground must be leveled, and it helps to lay a bed of sand or gravel into which the stones can set. Each stone must be positioned to fit. Mortar isn't necessary, but it helps prevent the growth of weeds between the stones, and it secures them.

Installing Gravel

To install a gravel walkway, a volume of dirt should be removed. The ground should be leveled, and a retaining form made of plastic should line the perimeter of the walkway to prevent gravel from scattering. From there, it's a matter of pouring in the gravel and raking it out until it's level.

Got a New Project You're Proud of?

Post it on Your Projects!