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By Darronh

United Kingdom Gb

what can i use to border a circle filled with gravel that will hold the gravel bit not be to high as to have a step change. it is surrounded by soil.



What surrounds the gravel circle? Lawn, soil or paving?

1 Mar, 2012


surrounded by soil,

1 Mar, 2012


Depending on how large the circle is, small stone setts might work - otherwise you're stuck with the deeply unattractive log roll or that nasty plastic green edging strip meant for lawn edges. Alternatively, dig out a small trough about 8 inches deep, fill it with a concrete mix and insert pebbles into the top and let it set, then place the gravel in the middle.

1 Mar, 2012



1 Mar, 2012


Another alternative is brick pavers (the sort people use for block paving in front gardens for parking the car on). This is what I have used to edge a gravel path on my front garden. You should be able to buy them at a builder's merchants and decent firms will just sell you as many as you need

1 Mar, 2012


The small setts are easier to fit around a circle,and finish it off nicely..the brick pavers look better on straight edges,I think.We did our circle of gravel a few years ago,and it works well...plants in the borders will help to soften the edges..or some alpines or grasses in the gravel,also look good...great for standing pots on too..good drainage,and helps to keep snails and slugs off !

1 Mar, 2012

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