Asked by: Mertie Fagethome and garden landscaping
Are gravel patios a good idea?
Last Updated: 13th April, 2020
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Similarly one may ask, what type of gravel is best for patios?
Round gravel, such as pea gravel, has the most give and is the most comfortable to walk on. The gravel does shift some. You'll notice footprints in your patio after you walk on it, and you'll need to rake the gravel back into place and add more gravel from time to time.
Also, how deep should a gravel patio be? Similar to pea gravel walkways, most pea gravel patios are constructed to offer a depth of about two inches, though you may need to dig deeper if the underlying soil isn't firm enough to provide an effective foundation. Thus, your first step should be to determine whether or not you'll need to add a base layer.
People also ask, how do you maintain a gravel patio?
6 Easy Maintenance Tips for Your Gravel Patio
- Weeding your Gravel Patio. Weeds that grow on the gravel between cracks allow dirt to accumulate.
- Rake Your Gravel Patio. Gravel has the tendency to move around and this needs to be raked and smoothed into place.
- Getting Rid of Potholes.
- Water Drainage for your Gravel Patio.
- Removing the Leaves.
- Add a Fresh Layer of Gravel.
Is pea gravel good for patios?
Pea gravel can help to prevent erosion, because water doesn't run off its surface, but rather soaks right through into the ground. For this reason, a gravel patio doesn't need to be graded on a slight incline, as is the case with other materials, such as patio pavers.