You don’t have to keep your backyard the way you bought it.
When you first move into a new house, it can seem like your backyard is a bit set in stone. The old hedges are already deeply rooted in place. Slight hills and inclines dictate your drainage and where new plants can go. Even the paths and features that came with the house seem permanent. But that’s not the case. If you want to renovate your backyard and make it your own, don’t let the old layout hold you back. Follow these steps to make sure your new yard has the paths that are right for you.
1. Find where you walk the most.
If your current garden paths aren’t the right fit for how you garden or entertain people in the backyard, you’ll be able to see the signs. The grass will be bent where you need access and the grass will have worn away completely where you walk the most. Make note of these places so you can map out your backyard.
2. Find the best material for different paths.
Gravel comes in a lot of shapes and sizes and colours. If you’re building small driveways for four-wheelers and large mowers, a darker colour will be more suitable. If you’re building decorative garden paths, lighter colours may be more suitable.
3. Secure the paths with a binding agent.
Whenever you use gravel, you need to solidify the path so the gravel doesn’t scatter across your yard. Liquid binding agents help you build on an incline and even near drainage sites. They can also help you make strict lines and divisions in your yard’s layout for a crisp, clear design.
No matter what you use your yard for, have paths that make sense for you. Go to Pour On here for the right gravel binding so your paths stay where you want them.