While I toiled away inside (yes, I really had work to do), here’s what my wonderful husband was doing:
In the rain. And the cold. Then it started sleeting and snowing. He kept at it. What a trooper. I’m making him a big batch of soup.
We bought landscape edging for the garden paths and the patio. We decided to go with aluminum edging made by Curv-Rite instead of plastic, hoping the aluminum will last a long, long time. It looks sturdy and easy to install (as far as I can tell from the comfort of my dining room).
The limestone gravel was delivered this morning, so Pete decided to forge ahead and start spreading it in the paths. We are following the step-by-step instructions we clipped from This Old House magazine, which is basically:
- Lay down gravel
- Tamp down
- Put down landscape fabric
- Drive edging in ground, over landscape fabric
- Top with stone of choice
We were going to stick with limestone for the paths, but Pete is wondering if limestone dust will end up getting tracked all over when it’s dry. According to the article, limestone is a good choice for paths that will see a lot of traffic, so I’m hoping that this will work out okay.
It’s looking good though!