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How to Pack Down Crushed Granite

Crushed granite has a finer texture than gravel. Often called “decomposed granite,” the small pieces compact more smoothly than coarse gravel, although both materials are packed the same way. Packing or tamping helps crushed granite settle more densely than loosely laid material, which results in a firmer path, driveway or patio. Where the granite is poured over a gravel substrate, dampen the gravel with water before compacting it.

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Maybe not herbs, but I really like the idea of this kind of structure in the back yard. Pea gravel separates the shaped beds, nice. Choose plants that will thrive in my unfortunate climate.

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from eHow

How to Put a Crushed Granite Walkway in Your Backyard

from Sunset

3 elements of a great path

A half-inch of decomposed granite over a compacted base forms a firm clean surface that drains well when summer rains drench this garden in Rancho Mirage, CA. The path's flagstone-edged irregular shape slows visitors down enough to enjoy the yellow-flowering palo verde, agaves, opuntia and cactus. Michael Buccino http://www.mbuccino.com

Remarkable Crushed Granite Landscaping Come With Brown Decomposed Crushed Granite Circular Patio With Stone Edging And Green Grass Plus Green Trees Plus Brown Leaves Trees

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from yahoo.com

Hate Gravel Landscaping? These 10 Gardens Will Change Your Mind

Mediterranean lavender, thyme, sage, purple sage, lambs ear, stachys, and rosemary around gravel drive way with feature trees I.e climbing rose, wisteria, crab apple, standard magnolia or cherry tree...

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