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Can I lay decorative gravel on slightly sloping ground. I want to create some height etc on the border with slopes but I think the stones will just roll off the black liner. Any ideas?



I have gravel paths, pea sized on stairs and chippings on a path. You need to rake them back up the slope occasionally to keep an even depth though. I would be tempted to get a plank of wood and wedge it in place to keep the gravel in place for what you want to do though, the wood need only be a few inches tall.

10 Sep, 2012


Thanks for your advice!

10 Sep, 2012


I have 1/2" gravel 4" deep on a weed control membrane which is not slippery, on a slight slope and it never moves, unless I walk on it. Depending on traffic? I agree with above I rake them over once a year and it looks good, the reason for the larger size gravel is it is too big for cats to use.

10 Sep, 2012


Thanks everyone for the tips. I am hoping for some good weather this weekend so I can finish my daughters garden before heading off home to Germany to do my own garden that is now in need of some serious care!

13 Sep, 2012

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