Pea gravel is easier and more economical to install than other patio materials. A wood header is about 5 per linear foot.
The small stones fill in nearly any shape you design with edging or borders.
Pea gravel patio edging. The natural beauty of the stones give your space an attractive classic look. These are the ones i used. A pea gravel patio requires fewer tools and materials to create than other types.
See more ideas about backyard landscaping backyard backyard garden. Once the edging is in place a rubber mallet is used to drive stakes that come with it through the side and into the ground securing the edging in place. If you d like to install it yourself it will cost half as much.
The ends make it easy to create curved borders. A pea gravel border is an edging material placed around the perimeter of the gravel patio. The edging is buried about 2 deep giving the garden and the patio about a 2 border.
Paver edging optional this plastic edging holds the pavers in place so they stay in a straight line without shifting. Use your board and mallet to compact the gravel. A metal header is 6 black metal disappears well.
The edging comes in 8 lengths and the ends slide together to create one continuous edge. For this reason a gravel patio doesn t need. One cubic yard is more than enough for 100 square feet at 3 inches deep.
Lay your edging material over the level gravel layer. Lay two inches of gravel over the soil. Materials needed to make a pea gravel patio.
Gravel patio drainage pea gravel can help to prevent erosion because water doesn t run off its surface but rather soaks right through into the ground. Add in the cost of a header or bender board. A pea gravel walkway or patio costs about 5 per square foot installed including a layer of base rock.
Pea gravel is much cheaper than a similarly sized patio made of pavers. In order to contain the pea gravel to the area where it is intended for use it s wise to make use of an edging material that will hold the stones in place. Its main purpose it to contain the stones in one place.
Step 5 laying the edging. Continue working around the patio. Mar 1 2020 explore kendra kiely valluzzi s board patio edging followed by 296 people on pinterest.
Buy pea gravel from a stone supplier. Position the level on the gravel to be sure that it is flat and even. As pea gravel is a loose fill material it can be displaced with foot or vehicle traffic and other physical movement.
Begin the edging material installation at one corner of the pea gravel patio. Aside from the function it offers a gravel patio border also adds elegance and aesthetic appeal to your patio by defining it. I used concrete pavers for a border to keep the gravel from escaping into the lawn and that single line of blocks cost more than an entire truckload of gravel.
Pea gravel will have fewer problems caused by frost heave and won t crack from freezes and thaws.